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. Standalone old MS Paint program that allows you to get your old XP Paint interface in Windows 7. One of the major user interface changes in Windows 7 is that the addition of ribbon interface to Paint program.
    2. Home Photo Studio is powerful and easy-to-use photo editing software offering a complete set of image manipulation tools.
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    3. Photopainter is both a natural-media painting software and an image processing system at the same time. You can not only use it to retouch your photo, but also turn your photos into natural style painting and create new works of art.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.5.2.5, released in December 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. SoftColor PhotoEQ makes color correction, image editing and color management tasks simpler. Just drag and drop image files or folders to PhotoEQ and you are ready to start improving your images.
    5. CodedColor PhotoStudio by 1STEIN is a Windows photo viewer and editor to organize, edit, resize, reformat, correct, compare, sort, watermark, annotate and print digital images, and to edit EXIF and IPTC data in digital photos.
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    6. Very powerfull image processing, editing, and retouching.

      Discontinued

      Outdate/unsupported per list on website. See http://www.stoik.com/products/old/

    7. PT Photo Editor is an efficient application designed to solve all common photo problems, bring your images to life and make them look their best.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      HeliosPaint is a freeware paint program for creating and editing images. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix and is written in Sun Microsystem's Java programming language.
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    8. Pixenate is the photo editor of choice for photo printing and photo sharing businesses.
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    9. NeoPaint is a full featured artist's studio for Windows that's easy-to-learn, powerful and affordable! It's simple enough for beginners yet packed with powerful features and advanced tools.
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