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.
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 picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.
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.
MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing. MyBrushes is a good alternative to Microsoft Paint and Apple Mac Paint. It's based on a former drawing software named...
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MyBrushes vs Microsoft Paint opinions
Almost everyone thinks MyBrushes is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
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.
Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. 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.
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JohnFastman 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.