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MyPaint

MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • PortableApps.com
Avg rating of 4.2 (12)| 15 comments
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MyPaint Features

  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.

MyPaint information

  • Developed byMartin Renold
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.2 (12 ratings)
  • Alternatives124 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  2,307 Stars
  •  364 Forks
  •  213 Open Issues
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Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about MyPaint, and it has gotten 346 likes

MyPaint was added to AlternativeTo by gyorgyjano on and this page was last updated .

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burnhard
  
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I'm really impressed by this app. It's very lightway but features all neccessary functions to make impressive artwork. Also the brushes are astounding. The perfect tool to make sketches or paintings with a very flat learning curve.

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brunoprosaiko
  
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MyPaint is an excellent application for uncompromising sketches or drawings. The infinite canvas allows you to make drawings at will, without worrying about the space available in a "virtual paper". You can do a more serious job with this, but your options are limited.

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madfegelein
  
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If you uses a Mac getting this app working will be complicated: You need to install MacPorts, which requires Xcode + Xcode Command Line Tools (which is over 5 GB!)

Wasting 5-6GB of disk space for a simple app? Not worth it.

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nosywiz

you can install Xcode command line tools without installing Xcode.

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Timeship
  
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My favorite portable digital studio on the planet!

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dandv
  
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This app is VERY SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT DRAWING.

This is NOT a general-purpose image editor.

You can't even select an area of an image, and people have been asking for that since 2016.

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snipboyzw
  
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hands down surpassed all my expectations. so many cool features. can pretty much work entirely in full screen thanks to amazing hotkey tools. example I really like the erase with current brush hot key, this gives your eraser a lot of possibilities. I have 10 brushes hotkeyed and can switch brushsets which means the sky is the limit. brush stroke engine is really nice, might take a little time to learn, but there are many awesome user created brushsets ready-made to choose from download and import. also the join key plus hold shift to make cool twisty 3D-like lines and the ellipses/circle tool, and easy straight lines on the fly. This delivers on so many levels and all for free! and there's even work being done to add perspective: see the forum "Testers wanted: perspective mode (early stages)"

[Edited by snipboyzw, February 02]

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ElTortuga
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Official Site uses Macports to download and install for OSx. I only use Homebrew so won't be using this app.

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