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 Oct 4, 2021

    1. Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and compositing in RGB, CMYK, and Lab modes. Full vector editing, DTP features, and a HSV/HIS workflow are supported.
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    2. PictBear is an image editor and paint program that is very friendly toward the beginning user, PictBear is very straightforward and easy to use no matter what your skill level is.
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    3. PaintZ is a simple drawing and image editing app, similar to Microsoft Paint. PaintZ is designed to to be fast and easy to use, with a touch- and mouse-friendly Material Design interface, full offline support, and no Flash Player required.
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      Most users think PaintZ is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
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      Pixen is a pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games.
    4. Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple’s own now-defunct MacPaint.


    5. Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.88, released on 6 october 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos; paint and blend with brushes; and export you photos for print, email, and the web.

      Discontinued

      Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows

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    7. PhotoKit.com is integrated with a powerful online photo editor, smart brush, image quality enhancement, exposure repairment and image filters, splicing, cropping, transformation, painting, resizing, and can add text, shape, sticker, frame, round corners, etc.
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    8. VCW VicMan's Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features. This powerful application is user friendly, offering simple image editing, high productivity and easy customization.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 8.1, was released on 24 May 2007.

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    9. Advanced image editing, enhancement and analysis software. The program contains both most image enhancement features found in conventional image editors plus a number of advanced features not even available in professional photo suites.
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