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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      scri.ch is a hackable, open source and minimal drawing tool. Learn more about tips and hacks on http://about.scri.ch/
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    1. SoftColor PhotoEQ makes color correction, image editing and color management tasks simpler. Just drag and drop image files or folders to PhotoEQ and you are ready to start improving your images.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Stet.io is a free image editor that runs in the browser combined with paid cloud storage. The editor runs in the browser without requiring installation or flash.
    2. CodedColor PhotoStudio by 1STEIN is a Windows photo viewer and editor to organize, edit, resize, reformat, correct, compare, sort, watermark, annotate and print digital images, and to edit EXIF and IPTC data in digital photos.
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    3. Pro Paint for Mac is the realistic full-featured digital art software that is used for painting, image editing, vector drawing, free-form transformation, cropping, alpha channel editing, and more specialized tasks.
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    4. Very powerfull image processing, editing, and retouching.

      Discontinued

      Outdate/unsupported per list on website. See http://www.stoik.com/products/old/

    5. Make 8-bit art. Transparent background. Screen capture in the app. Uses cookies for saving
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows S
      Seamlessly fusing the freedom and romance of your physical notebook with the power and flexibility of the digital world, Sketchable provides the best creative experience on the market.
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    6. Pixel art image editor, created for full keyboard control of image drawing without mouse using. It can be convenient to use it when you place notebook on your knees during travel in public transport (subway, buses, trains).
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