Open Source MyPaint Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to MyPaint is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to MyPaint and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MyPaint are Krita (Free, Open Source), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source), Drawing (Free, Open Source) and Tux Paint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks GIMP is a great alternative to MyPaint.
    2. 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.
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      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to MyPaint.


    3. Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

      Discontinued

      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued

      Source: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

    4. A simple drawing application for Linux.
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      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.
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    5. 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.
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    6. Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. 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.
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    7. Milton is an open source application that features an infinite canvas. It feels raster-based but internally it works with vectors. It lets you export your work at any resolution.
    8. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
    9. JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint , a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system. JSPaint even supports dragging and dropping images from the local interface on the browser window to load them.
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