Krita Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Krita for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Krita are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Affinity Photo (Paid), Autodesk SketchBook (Freemium) and MediBang Paint (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    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.
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      Some users think GIMP is a great alternative to Krita, some don't.
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      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  over 1 year ago

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      Both serve different purpose. Krita is for drawing. GIMP is for editing
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      Krita is for digital illustrations. GIMP is for photo editing.
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

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      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 6 months ago

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      Alternative_adder GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM, simply called as GIMP is for Photo editing while Krita is for illustrating
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      It's a photo editor and not for digital drawing.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      Like in the description, it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get. It's not very good for digital drawing, it's focused more on photo editing.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    2. Adobe Photoshop is the commercial image editor that set the standard in creative illustration and design work with a sophisticated, layer-based workflow and robust, professional feature set.
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      Adobe Photoshop vs Krita opinions
      Some users think Adobe Photoshop is a great alternative to Krita, some don't.
      Photoshop is more focused on image editing and photo manipulation. Krita is for digital drawing.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      MGM33 Photoshop has many great drawing tools and a frame-by-frame animation tool like krita
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application.
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      Almost everyone thinks Affinity Photo is a great alternative to Krita.
    4. Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within minutes.
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      Most users think Autodesk SketchBook is a great alternative to Krita.
      Plethora of brushes with premium look and feel which makes it intuitive and easy to use.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines.
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      Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Krita.
      Everything looks the same.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    6. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.
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      Most users think Adobe Illustrator is a great alternative to Krita.
      Netverse Krita is closer to being Adobe Illustrator than the others on this page
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Adobe is a vector graphic designer but Krita is a drawing app, just like MS paint but is very powerful
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    7. 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.
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      Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Krita.
      Thelle Both programmes aims for simplicity/usability
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    8. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.
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      Clip Studio Paint vs Krita opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Krita.
      They focus on the same basic functionality: digital drawing.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!
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      FireAlpaca vs Krita opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Krita.
      Because it's easier to use
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    10. Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking.
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      Almost everyone thinks Corel Painter is a great alternative to Krita.
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