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. PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.
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      you cannot actually create or draw pictures with this app
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. Details: - Fully digitizer support with pressure.
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      This program does just about everything you could want in a paint program, apart from text and blur, etc. effects, and is very easy to use while not loosing any abilities to make it so.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.
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      Almost everyone thinks ibis Paint X is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
    4. Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering.
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      LazPaint vs Microsoft Paint opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LazPaint is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      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?
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!
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    6. PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve.
    7. Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.
    8. Photoflare is a cross-platform image editor with an aim to balance between powerful features and a very friendly graphical user interface. It suits a wide variety of different tasks and users who value a more nimble workflow.
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      clembeb Photoflare is more powerfull than microsoft paint but below a full featured program like Gimp. With the simple and intuitive UI, you can make basic edits, like crop an image, add text, annotate, draw, change contrast...
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    9. 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.
    10. miniPaint is free online image editor using HTML5. Edit, adjust your images, add effects online in your browser without installing anything. You can use the Electron based version of the editor if you like.
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