Open Source Microsoft Paint Alternatives

Popular open source Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for Linux, Windows, Mac, Web, BSD and more. Explore 24 apps like Microsoft Paint, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. If your looking for more info about Microsoft Paint like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 1/18/2018 11:04:00 AM

Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms. User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.

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    • I was looking for a program that could convert a .JPG file into .ico,and Krita did just that. vincentasmargisJul 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Pinta

    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. On Windows, Pinta requires the .NET framework, just like Paint.NET.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Mono

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    • Is simple and have all the tools of Microsoft Paint Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • MyPaint

    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. MyPaint supports pressure or tilt sensitive graphic tablets and comes with an easy-to-use brush collection. There is a complex interface for creating own brushes, focusing on brush dynamics (changes with speed, pressure, randomly).

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    • There is no selection tool, which is what i need. Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • LazPaint

    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can interoperate with MyPaint, Gimp and Krita. LazPaint has been written with Lazarus / Free Pascal and BGRABitmap.

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    • Really lightweight and fast, has a lot of additional features but is neat, making it powerful but not complicated (looking at you, Gimp). It would count closer to a Paint.NET replacement in my opinion. Though if you have this why would you ever want a normal MS Paint clone? Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Seashore

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format. However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore only aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products.

    Free Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.1.9 and 0.5.1, released in 2007 and 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Although Seashore is now discontinued, it was one of the closest open source equivalents to Microsoft Paint for Mac users. It's a shame it's discontinued. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Pixelitor

    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique. Features: - Layers. - Unlimited undo. - Image filters. - Color adjustments. - Drawing.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • showFoto

    ShowFoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project. It runs without digiKam images database support, but provides all Image Editor functions.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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  • Tux Paint

    Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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  • Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • PhotoDemon

    PhotoDemon provides a comprehensive selection of photo editing tools in an 8 MB download. It runs on any Windows machine (XP through Win 10) and does not require installation. It can easily be run from a USB stick or SD card. PhotoDemon is completely open-source and available under a permissive BSD license. Outside contributions from coders, designers, translators, and enthusiasts are always welcome.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • CinePaint

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

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  • Pixi Paint

    Pixi Paint is an open source, donation-optional pixel editor. Our primary focus is on ease of use and simplicity. Pixi Paint is fun for beginners and experts alike to explore limited palette pixel art. FEATURES + Brushes and Shapes + Color Picker + Line Tool + Total Palette Control + 4 Symmetry Modes + 2 Transparency Modes + Unlimited Undo + Adjustable Zoom + Optional Grid + Replays + Export to .png Online version at http://www.danielx.net/pixel-editor/

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  • Gpaint

    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint. Currently gpaint has the following features: * Drawing tools such as ovals, freehand, polygon and text, with fill or shadow for polygons and closed freehand shapes. * Cut and paste by selecting irregular regions or polygons.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Dibuja

    Gtk based basic paint program like MSPaint or Paintbrush but for Linux.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ChibiPaint

    ChibiPaint is an open source oekaki applet, a software that allows people to draw and paint online and share the result with other art enthusiasts. You can start using it right now on this website in the Oekaki Board section or download it and integrate it into your own website. Features highlights: - High-quality brushes. - Rotating Canvas. - Multiple layers with many blending modes. - Filters such as noise generation and blur. - Tablet pressure sensitivity through JTablet support.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Last update was in 2008, 9 years ago, no development update
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  • Fotowall

    Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Paintbrush

    Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple’s own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something which has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • QAquarelle

    Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and OpenGL-based processing in GPU.

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    • Discontinued Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/
  • JS Paint

    JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint , a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system. JSPaint even supports dragging and dropping images from the local interface on the browser window to load them. Click on the sidebar tools to use them, or use the menus at the top to make modifications. Images can be saved using the File menu, printed, or set as the desktop background.

    Free Open Source Web

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  • PaintZ

    PaintZ is a simple program for creating and editing drawings and other images, similar to tools such as Microsoft Paint and KolourPaint. 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. If you have been looking for MS Paint on Chrome OS, or in your web browser, PaintZ is your solution.

    Free Open Source Web Chrome OS

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