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PC PaintBrush Alternatives

PC PaintBrush is described as 'Somewhat of a predecessor to Microsoft Paint , PC Paintbrush is graphics editing software created by the ZSoft Corporation in 1984 for computers running the MS-DOS operating system. It was later adapted for earlier versions of Windows' and is a digital painting tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PC PaintBrush for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PC PaintBrush are Krita, Paint.NET, MyPaint and Pixlr.

PC PaintBrush alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PC PaintBrush.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
    • PortableApps.com
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    • AmigaOS
    199 alternatives to GIMP 

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Krita

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • Epic Games Store
    137 alternatives to Krita 

    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 within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Paint.NET

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    • .NET Framework
    171 alternatives to Paint.NET 

    Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.

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    1.  Support for LayersPaint.NET supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  LightweightPaint.NET consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPaint.NET can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Dark ModePaint.NET supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  PortablePaint.NET can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MyPaint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    124 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportMyPaint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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  5. Pixlr icon

    Pixlr

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    226 alternatives to Pixlr 

    Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful.

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    1.  Support for LayersPixlr supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Custom overlaysPixlr allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Pixelmator

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    151 alternatives to Pixelmator 

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

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    Photoscape

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    • Windows
    • Windows S
    193 alternatives to Photoscape 

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

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    1.  Batch EditingPhotoscape allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    Viewer: Slideshow, Fullscreen, Wallpaper, Lossless Rotation, Exif
    Editor: 120+ Frames, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Color, Contrast, Auto Contrast, Sharpen, Clipart
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    Microsoft Paint

    • Windows
    128 alternatives to Microsoft Paint 

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .

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    Adobe Photoshop Express

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    174 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Express 

    Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone, iPad and Android.

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    FireAlpaca

    • Mac
    • Windows
    130 alternatives to FireAlpaca 

    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!

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    1.  Support for LayersFireAlpaca supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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