Microsoft Paint Alternatives for Linux

    Microsoft Paint is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Krita iconKrita, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Paint and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Paint are Small MyPaint iconMyPaint (Free, Open Source), Small Pinta iconPinta (Free, Open Source), Small KolourPaint iconKolourPaint (Free, Open Source) and Small LazPaint iconLazPaint (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated on Jan 12, 2021

    • Professional, free, and open-source raster graphics editor with advanced digital painting and sketching tools and workflow features.
      Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • PortableApps.com
      • Steam
      Gu
      Paint is a far smaller and more limited program than Krita. While Krita can probably do everything Paint can, it can do so much more that to use it as an alternative would be absurdly unwieldy.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      No, Paint is far smaller and more limited program than Krita. Krita can do much more than Paint, so using it as an alternative would be absurdly unwieldy.
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      Negative comment • 11 months ago

      vi
      I was looking for a program that could convert a .JPG file into .ico,and Krita did just that.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.
      Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Gu
      There is no selection tool, which is what i need.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago



    • Simple cross-platform image editing software.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Mono
      Gu
      Similar options like mspaint. If you come from windows, install and work.
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      Positive comment • 4 months ago

      Gu
      Pinta Has all the tool necessary for a quick manipulation, like paste screenshots, cut, paste, resize, etc...
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      Simple interface with powerful tools
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    • KolourPaint is a simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and for simple image editing tasks.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Gu
      Easy to use with more functions.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Us
      Best alternative for Linux with KDE environment.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      Simple, lightweight and easy. Do exactly what mspaint does, but better.
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      Positive comment • 6 months ago

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    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      Gu
      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?
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • Photoflare is a cross-platform image editor with an aim to balance between powerful features and a very friendly graphical user interface.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      cl
      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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      Positive comment • 9 months ago

    • Online graphics editing tool use HTML5 technologies like Canvas, Offline support, Drag and Drop.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc.
    • This application is a basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop.

      PNG, JPEG and BMP files are supported.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • You can use it to view your photographs and improve them. Showfoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • KDE