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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer context menu.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ImEditor is a simple image editor, supporting PNG, JPEG, WEBP, BMP, and ICO file types. It offers several tools to easily modify an image.
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    1. Pixilart is your online pixel drawing experience, a friendly & easy interface with a number of cool unique features. From animations to real-time online drawing with others. Create a profile today and start sharing!
    2. Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.88, released on 6 october 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. @icon sushi is an image to icon converter that supports the mask editor and the creation of Windows XP 32bit/Windows Vista format icons.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.21, released on 4 February 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Easily create drawings and edit images. Add arrows, text, and effects to your drawings and pictures, or crop and resize your images. The application is for the most part feature complete and will receive bug fixes as necessary.
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    4. 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, brushes, selections, transformations, etc., as well as some less often like guide layers and panels.
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    5. gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint.
    6. PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos; paint and blend with brushes; and export you photos for print, email, and the web.

      Discontinued

      Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Simple texture viewer and editor for Windows.
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