Microsoft Paint Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for Mac. Explore 25+ Mac 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: 8/17/2017 5:44:00 AM

Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for Mac 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
    • 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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  • Photoscape

    PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    • you cannot actually create or draw pictures with this app Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Windows S

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  • MediBang Paint

    MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines. -Easy panel making. You just insert the panel border and use a tool to slice the areas you want to break into panels. -Stabilizer/Correction to help you draw smoother lines. -Cloud storage. -Works on Windows or Mac.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Clip Studio Paint

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga. It delivers powerful cutting edge drawing and coloring tools, making it essential for professional comic and manga artists.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • Seashore

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format. However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore only aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.1.9 and 0.5.1, released in 2007 and 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Although Seashore is now discontinued, it was one of the closest open source equivalents to Microsoft Paint for Mac users. It's a shame it's discontinued. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Acorn

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Photoline

    Photoline is an image editor which provides a mostly non-destructive professional workflow. Full vector editing is also integrated. Its image editing is on par with Photoshop. Photoline is compatible with most common Photoshop plugins, such as Topaz, NIK, and FilterForge, and loads Photoshop compatible brush and gradient libraries. For a fraction of the cost (€59) of Photoshop, creatives and photographers receive a wide range of professional image editing and design features.

    Commercial Mac Windows Wine

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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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  • Pixen

    Pixen is a pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games. With innovative features like a color palette system, patterns, and high-zoom support, Pixen packs all the tools pixel artists need in an intuitive, Mac-native interface. Pixen also makes creating frame-by-frame animations fun and easy.

    Commercial Mac iPad

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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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  • PhotoPad

    PhotoPad photo editor is a free photo editing software for Windows.It allows you to edit and apply effects to photos and other images. When editing photos you can crop, rotate and resize and, if required, add effects like sepia tones, red eye reduction as well as the ability to change the hue, saturation and brightness levels plus more. * Crop, rotate and flip photos and images. * Load gif, jpg, psd, png, bmp picture formats and more. * Edit hue, saturation, brightness and contrast.

    Free Mac Windows Android Kindle Fire

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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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  • 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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  • Pixi Paint

    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. FEATURES + Brushes and Shapes + Color Picker + Line Tool + Total Palette Control + 4 Symmetry Modes + 2 Transparency Modes + Unlimited Undo + Adjustable Zoom + Optional Grid + Replays + Export to .png Online version at http://www.danielx.net/pixel-editor/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Web

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  • Flame Painter

    Flame Painter is a unique paint program that lets you create original artworks with flame brushes. Flame Painter was created within 'I am an Artist' experimental project. The initial vision was to create an application for professional artists as well as for people without artistic skills who want to create something original. Lack of inspiration is often the reason why people are not creative. However, the tools that we use can become the inspiration for creativity.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • Paintbrush

    Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple’s own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something which has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.

    Free Open Source Mac

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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/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • MyBrushes

    MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing. MyBrushes is a good alternative to Microsoft Paint and Apple Mac Paint. It's based on a former drawing software named Paintbrush which hasn't been updated for 5 years and was not compartable with most of Mac system already. MyBrushes Features: New features: 1 Enhancement for OS X El Capitan 10.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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