Krita Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Krita for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Krita are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Affinity Photo (Paid), Paint.NET (Free Personal) and MediBang Paint (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 28, 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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      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  about 1 year ago

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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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      Krita is for digital illustrations. GIMP is for photo editing.
      Top negative comment  over 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 10 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 10 months ago

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      It's a photo editor and not for digital drawing.
      Negative comment 11 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 over 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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      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 over 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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      Affinity Photo vs Krita opinions
      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.
      Negative comment 3 days ago

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    4. Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.
      Paint.NET vs Krita opinions
      Some users think Paint.NET is a great alternative to Krita, some don't.
      lian00 It’s an image editing software. Not a digital painting software as Krita.
      Positive comment 3 days ago

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      wajeeh The best FREE image editor nowaday.
      Positive comment over 1 year 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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      MediBang Paint vs Krita opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Krita.
      Everything looks the same.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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.
      Positive comment 3 days 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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      Adobe Illustrator vs Krita opinions
      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 over 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 about 1 year 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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      MyPaint vs Krita opinions
      Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Krita.
      Thelle Both programmes aims for simplicity/usability
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    8. PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. Details: - Fully digitizer support with pressure.
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      PaintTool SAI vs Krita opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to Krita.
      POX One of the best painting tools for Windows!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      lian00 Very light software, very well build and quite cool to use. But it’s kinda limited if you need some professional software as it won’t manage color profile and even .tiff format.
      Positive comment 3 days ago

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    9. 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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    10. 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 almost 6 years ago

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