Microsoft Paint Alternatives with feature 'Image Editing'

    Being bundled with every version of Windows in recent memory, Paint is a basic option, but its tools are usually enough to get the job done, so long as that job is basic image and graphics editing.

    There are plenty of free options available across every major operating system and device form factor that offer more feature-rich experiences, such as layer support and support for extensions and plugins.

    This page was last updated Aug 22, 2021

    1. 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 Microsoft Paint opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Paint.NET is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      Easy to use, basic, photo editing software.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      ThomasJPitts The amount of support, plugins and alternative options make it far better than Paint.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.
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      Krita vs Microsoft Paint opinions
      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      vincentasmargis I was looking for a program that could convert a .JPG file into .ico,and Krita did just that.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Paint is a far smaller and more limited program than Krita. While Krita can probably do everything Paint can, it can do so much more that to use it as an alternative would be absurdly unwieldy.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Krita is free. It has a lot of features - somewhat similar to Photoshop. It is better than Paint because it has lots of different brushes and allows some brush customization. You can work with layers, which is a feature that MS Paint lacks. The app is worth a try. There's nothing to lose.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      No, Paint is far smaller and more limited program than Krita. Krita can do much more than Paint, so using it as an alternative would be absurdly unwieldy.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.
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      Photopea vs Microsoft Paint opinions
      Some users think Photopea is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint, some don't.
      Photopea is an outstanding Chrome OS substitute for Photoshop (or GIMP), but it is much more complicated to use than MS Paint.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Its The same but simply it's more advanced
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    4. Paint 98 is a simple yet powerful drawing tool for iPhone and iPad that lets you to create, edit and share images without all the complications of today's image editors. Paint like it's 1998!.
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      Paint 98 vs Microsoft Paint opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Paint 98 is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      It edits image files exactly like paint does
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Straightforward for amateurs!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      it's actually pretty much microsoft paint
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.
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      Pinta vs Microsoft Paint opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pinta is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      Similar options like mspaint. If you come from windows, install and work.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Pinta Has all the tool necessary for a quick manipulation, like paste screenshots, cut, paste, resize, etc...
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Simple interface with powerful tools
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Is simple and have all the tools of Microsoft Paint
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    6. Features: + Support for drawing various shapes - lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ovals and polygons. + Curves, lines and text. + Colour picker. + Selections. + Rotation, monochrome and other advanced effects.
      KolourPaint vs Microsoft Paint opinions
      Almost everyone thinks KolourPaint is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
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      Easy to use with more functions.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      UsernameUn Best alternative for Linux with KDE environment.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      dginovker Drop in replacement for Microsoft Paint
      Positive comment 29 days ago

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      It is straightforward and easy to use
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Simple, lightweight and easy. Do exactly what mspaint does, but better.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It works very well and is like what paint should be.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      edgatolobo Almost the same funtions and interface
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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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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    8. PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.
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      Photoscape vs Microsoft Paint opinions
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      you cannot actually create or draw pictures with this app
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    9. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.
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      Almost everyone thinks ibis Paint X is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
    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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