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 best Linux alternative is Krita, 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 many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Paint are MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Pinta (Free, Open Source), KolourPaint (Free, Open Source) and LazPaint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    1. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Image annotation for Elementary OS.


    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

      The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06
      https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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    3. 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. 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.
    5. 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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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Generate unique, human quality paintings in seconds with AI. 1SecondPainting is an artificial intelligence art generator that lets people create their own, stunning quality paintings in seconds and then buy them in print or digital form.
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