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Microsoft Paint Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft Paint is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft Paint are MyPaint, Pinta, MediBang Paint and Clip Studio Paint.

Microsoft Paint alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Paint.
This page was last updated Apr 28, 2022
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  • Windows

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  1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    Krita vs Microsoft Paint opinions
    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.
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    I was looking for a program that could convert a .JPG file into .ico,and Krita did just that.

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    Krita is free. It has a lot of features - somewhat similar to Photoshop. It is better than Paint because it has lots of different brushes and allows some brush customization. You can work with layers, which is a feature that MS Paint lacks. The app is worth a try. There's nothing to lose.

    Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago
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    krita's too big and feature-rich of a program to be substitute for ms paint

    Top negative comment  9 months ago
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    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.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    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.

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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  2. 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 vs Microsoft Paint opinions
    Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    There is no selection tool, which is what i need.

    Negative comment about 5 years ago
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    No pixels and grid lines!

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  3. 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.

    Pinta vs Microsoft Paint opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Pinta is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    This app uses similar features like MS Paint, but there’s one thing that’s missing. The Grid Lines. Needs an Update.

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    Similar options like mspaint. If you come from windows, install and work.

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    Pinta Has all the tool necessary for a quick manipulation, like paste screenshots, cut, paste, resize, etc...

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    Simple interface with powerful tools

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    Is simple and have all the tools of Microsoft Paint

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  4. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    MediBang Paint vs Microsoft Paint opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    It is a great program I have been using it for years and it's very easy to use

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    Microsoft Paint is far smaller than MediBang Paint. While MediBang Paint can do anything Microsoft Paint can do, it can do much more than Microsoft paint. So, using it as an alternative is rather unwieldy.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    While a lot more complicated than Paint, it has everything you need to create a Paint image; line tools, shape tools, airbrush, pixel brush, bucket tool (that can fill without white spaces by expanding!) Not to mention more advanced tools and layer options, for more complicated drawings and even professional artists’ needs.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  5. 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.



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

    Photoscape vs Microsoft Paint opinions
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    you cannot actually create or draw pictures with this app

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  7. 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.

    LazPaint vs Microsoft Paint opinions
    Almost everyone thinks LazPaint is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    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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  8. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!

  9. Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

  10. PhotoFlare

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Photoflare is a cross-platform image editor with an aim to balance between powerful features and a very friendly graphical user interface. It suits a wide variety of different tasks and users who value a more nimble workflow.

    PhotoFlare vs Microsoft Paint opinions
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    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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