Microsoft Paint Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for Linux. Explore 16 Linux apps like Microsoft Paint, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. If your looking for more info about Microsoft Paint like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/22/2017 5:18:00 PM

Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for Linux with any license

  • Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms. User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.

    • I was looking for a program that could convert a .JPG file into .ico,and Krita did just that. vincentasmargisJul 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Pinta

    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows. On Windows, Pinta requires the .NET framework, just like Paint.NET.

    • Is simple and have all the tools of Microsoft Paint Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple interface with powerful tools Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Pinta Has all the tool necessary for a quick manipulation, like paste screenshots, cut, paste, resize, etc... Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Mono

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  • MyPaint

    MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint supports pressure or tilt sensitive graphic tablets and comes with an easy-to-use brush collection. There is a complex interface for creating own brushes, focusing on brush dynamics (changes with speed, pressure, randomly).

    • There is no selection tool, which is what i need. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • LazPaint

    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can interoperate with MyPaint, Gimp and Krita. LazPaint has been written with Lazarus / Free Pascal and BGRABitmap.

    • 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? Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Pixelitor

    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. - Unlimited undo. - Image filters. - Color adjustments. - Drawing.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • showFoto

    ShowFoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project. It runs without digiKam images database support, but provides all Image Editor functions.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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  • Tux Paint

    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. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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  • Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • CinePaint

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Gpaint

    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. Currently gpaint has the following features: * Drawing tools such as ovals, freehand, polygon and text, with fill or shadow for polygons and closed freehand shapes. * Cut and paste by selecting irregular regions or polygons.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Dibuja

    Gtk based basic paint program like MSPaint or Paintbrush but for Linux.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Fotowall

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • QAquarelle

    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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  • HeliosPaint

    HeliosPaint is a freeware paint program for creating and editing images. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix and is written in Sun Microsystem's Java programming language.

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