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    Krita Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Krita for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Krita and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Krita are MyPaint, Glimpse Image Editor, enve and Drawing.

    Krita is mainly a Digital Painting Tool but alternatives to it may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Krita.
    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2022
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    1. GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.
      GIMP vs Krita opinions
      Some users think GIMP is a great alternative to Krita, some don't.
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      Both serve different purpose. Krita is for drawing. GIMP is for editing
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      POX Lots of people use GIMP for photo editing, and it's not the best alternative to Krita for digital drawing/painting but you can definitely use GIMP for drawing and painting and not only to edit photos.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      Krita is for digital illustrations. GIMP is for photo editing.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      tobin24 GIMP is a great application, but not comparable to Krita, because it is not centered around drawing.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      This is NOT a good drawing program. Its more of a Photoshop. I am looking for something closer to Adobe Illustrator, Krita, etc.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Alternative_adder GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM, simply called as GIMP is for Photo editing while Krita is for illustrating
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It's a photo editor and not for digital drawing.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.
      MyPaint vs Krita opinions
      Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Krita.
      Thelle Both programmes aims for simplicity/usability
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    3. Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.


      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued


      Glimpse Image Editor vs Krita opinions
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      It's a GIMP fork by people who thought the name "GIMP" was one of the biggest reasons GIMP is having trouble competing with Photoshop. The same reasons apply. (GIMP is tuned for photo editing, not digital painting.)
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    4. Enve is a free and open-source 2D animation app. It can create both vector and raster animations and even use sound and video files. It has been created with flexibility and expandability in mind.
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      A simple drawing application for Linux.

    5. Gravit Designer is a feature-rich vector graphics tool. It is an installable desktop application. It is also a within-browser application for those who prefer this. It has every design feature this writer is aware of within Inkscape, without the recent issues.
    6. KolourPaint is a simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and for simple image editing tasks.
    7. Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique.
    8. Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.
      Paintstorm vs Krita opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Paintstorm is a great alternative to Krita.
      lian00 Paintstorm has poor support, erratic development and seems not compatible with every tablets. It is essentially a painting program and lacks a lot of features you will find in Krita.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      Paintstorm provides better performance and has more traditionally-centered brushes and fully-fletched brush customization.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    9. TVP Animation is the leading paperless drawing and animation tool, able to imitate traditional techniques such as Pen Brush, Gouache, Watercolour, Pencil, Felt-tip and Airbrush, and animate them over frames.
      TVPaint Animation vs Krita opinions
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      MGM33 It has bitmap drawing tools (like Photoshop) and it has frame-by-frame animation tools
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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