Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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
  • Sumo Paint

    Sumo Paint is a powerful image editor with a long-standing history as a fully capable Photoshop clone in the browser. Being designed for the browser, it's accessible...

    Freemium Web

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  • Artweaver

    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work. You can create sketches...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Yes this is fine ballance between size and functionality, similar to ms paint and lots of features missing in mspaint :) Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Acorn

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect...

    Commercial Mac OS X

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  • Pixen

    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. With innovative features...

    Commercial Mac OS X iPad

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X 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 OS X Windows Linux KDE

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  • JugiPaint

    JugiPaint is a painting software with diverse sets of tools for various types of illustration work. It provides many standard digital painting features like layers...

    Commercial Windows

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Microsoft Paint Comments

New paint sucks

Comment by headphonerockergirl
about Microsoft Paint · Feb 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

The update for paint sucks. I like the previous version, it was better

[Edited by Venom88, March 07]

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Microsoft Paint · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Paint sucks. The only thing it's good for is providing me something to copy-paste on to.



It's great for pixel work. It's minimal. You don't need gradients, anti-aliasing and whatnot if you're trying to create tiny graphics (say, for a LED display).

I haven't found a decent replacement yet and I'm using W(h)ine to run it on Linux and / or Mac OS... go figure.

You may also try Wally, "freeware texture editing program", for this kind of work.

I must agree that Paint sucks.. For a super simple experience try Small Paint.NET iconPaint.NET .