Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for all platforms with any license





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  • Sumo Paint icon

    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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  • Acorn icon


    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...

  • Artweaver icon


    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
  • Procreate icon


    Procreate is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad®. It’s packed with features artists love, including 120 incredible brushes...

    Commercial iPad

  • Pixelitor icon


    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

  • JugiPaint icon


    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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  • showFoto icon


    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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    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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  • Fotografix icon


    In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once extracted. Despite its size, most of the...

    Free Windows

Microsoft Paint Comments

New paint sucks

Comment by headphonerockergirl
about Microsoft Paint · Feb 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 2 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 2 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 .