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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, Affinity Photo, MediBang Paint and Adobe Illustrator.

Krita alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but 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.
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    GIMP

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    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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    Both serve different purpose. Krita is for drawing. GIMP is for editing

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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.

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    Krita is for digital illustrations. GIMP is for photo editing.

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    Krita is primarily a painting/art software while Gimp is typically for photo editing and retouching.

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    tobin24

    GIMP is a great application, but not comparable to Krita, because it is not centered around drawing.

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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.

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    Alternative_adder

    GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM, simply called as GIMP is for Photo editing while Krita is for illustrating

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  2. Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

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    Photoshop has many great drawing tools and a frame-by-frame animation tool like krita

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    Photoshop is more focused on image editing and photo manipulation. Krita is for digital drawing.

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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.
    lian00

    Affinity Photo has some tools for digital painting but as it’s not the main goal of the sofware (more photo editing), interface and selection tools are not suited for digital artists.

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  4. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Great for anime or comics
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    Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Krita.
    lian00

    Default brushes in MediBang cannot be compared to Krita’s engine. MediBang may be a nice tool for manga creation but it cannot compete relative to digital painting with Krita.

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    Everything looks the same.

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  5. 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.

    Adobe is a vector graphic designer but Krita is a drawing app, just like MS paint but is very powerful

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    Netverse

    Krita is closer to being Adobe Illustrator than the others on this page

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  6. 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.

    The 0.9.0 interface
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    Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Krita.
    Thelle

    Both programmes aims for simplicity/usability

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  7. 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.
    Anipe

    Very fluent and good to work with, waaaaayy better than krita!

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    They focus on the same basic functionality: digital drawing.

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  8. 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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    Almost everyone thinks FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Krita.

    Because it's easier to use

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    Corel Painter

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    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.

    Painter on Mac OS X
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    Almost everyone thinks Corel Painter is a great alternative to Krita.
    lian00

    It’s considered as the reference of all digital painting programs with very complete tools to mimic traditional media. But think a moment?: if you need traditional media rendering, why use a program?? The downside of Corel Painter is it’s price and pricing politics. And it is heavy and slow. Krita is free and has a quite good brush engine (Krita 5 will be more traditional painting oriented).

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  10. Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

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