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. PhotoKit.com is integrated with a powerful online photo editor, smart brush, image quality enhancement, exposure repairment and image filters, splicing, cropping, transformation, painting, resizing, and can add text, shape, sticker, frame, round corners, etc.
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    2. VCW VicMan's Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features. This powerful application is user friendly, offering simple image editing, high productivity and easy customization.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 8.1, was released on 24 May 2007.

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      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Pixelot provides an easy method for blurring or censoring regions of a photo with pixels. Use this app to hide faces, license plates, names & addresses, etc. Then share your picture on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, email, and more*.
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    3. Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and OpenGL-based processing in GPU.

      Discontinued

      Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/

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    4. With just one-click you can enhance and remove most common defects of any digital photo.
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    5. Pixi Paint is an open source, donation-optional pixel editor. Our primary focus is on ease of use and simplicity. Pixi Paint is fun for beginners and experts alike to explore limited palette pixel art.
    6. Advanced image editing, enhancement and analysis software. The program contains both most image enhancement features found in conventional image editors plus a number of advanced features not even available in professional photo suites.
    7. Zen Brush is an app that allows you to easily enjoy the feeling of using an ink brush to write or to paint. It allows anyone to easily perform fluent strokes while not compromising on the fascinating texture of a real ink brush.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Kid, if you have a dream to paint the best picture in the whole world, this is the place to start practicing (at least one of the places :)).
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    8. Paint Studio is a product born from TwistedBrush Pro Studio but with a focus on natural media painting and drawing with a simpler, streamlined interface.
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