Microsoft Paint Alternatives

    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 May 12, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. Pixel•OnlineCreation is a unique website where you can edit and create anything as easily as clicking on buttons.
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      • 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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    3. Saint Paint is the ideal paint package for creating and editing True Colour, 256 colour, 16 colour, and Monochrome graphics, and animating in any mode or combination of modes, with AVI editing support.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008.

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    4. PhotoStyler is the easiest way to style your digital photos with your Mac. This simple, fast and accurate native solution combines the powers of Apple’s core technologies with the flexibility and efficiency of proprietary application-specific modules.
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    5. Draw is a graphics painting app to draw, color, or edit pictures. You can use Draw like a digital sketchpad to make simple pictures, creative projects, or to add text and designs to other pictures, such as those taken with your digital camera.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Photovisi is a free and easy to use online tool to create photo collages. Select one of the many collage templates, add your photos and then customize by dragging items around. After the collage is finished, it's available for download and print!
    6. Pixenate is the photo editor of choice for photo printing and photo sharing businesses.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Thumba is an online service for editing images, full of great features. You can make simple adjustments to your pictures or even apply great effects. All this in a practical way and directly from your browser.
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    7. 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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