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openCanvas is described as 'popularly abbreviated as oC, is a popular Japanese image editing program' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to openCanvas for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like openCanvas are Adobe Photoshop, Paint.NET, MyPaint and Clip Studio Paint.

openCanvas 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 openCanvas.
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openCanvas, popularly abbreviated as oC, is a popular Japanese image editing program.

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  1. Krita icon

    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.
    Main Window
    Startup page with news
  2. Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Wine
    • ReactOS
    228 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop 

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only in raster graphics editing, but in digital art...

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    1.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Hardware AcceleratedAdobe Photoshop can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    3.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Photoshop allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Photoshop supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    6.  Works OfflineAdobe Photoshop can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Color PickerAdobe Photoshop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    8.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Photoshop can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    9.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Photoshop allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
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  3. Paint.NET icon

    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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  4. MyPaint icon

    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. Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Samsung Apps
    101 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportClip Studio Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    Blank Canvas
    Tool editing dialog


  6. MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    71 alternatives to MediBang Paint 

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

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportMediBang Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    7.  LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Great for anime or comics
    Good simple!!
And like Adobe
  7. PaintTool SAI icon

    PaintTool SAI

    • Windows
    91 alternatives to PaintTool SAI 

    PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable.

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    1.  Support for LayersPaintTool SAI supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Pressure SensitivityPaintTool SAI can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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  8. FireAlpaca icon

    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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  9. Corel Painter icon

    Corel Painter

    • Mac
    • Windows
    81 alternatives to Corel Painter 

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking.

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    Painter on Mac OS X
  10. Tayasui Sketches icon

    Tayasui Sketches

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    68 alternatives to Tayasui Sketches 

    Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

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    1.  Distraction-freeTayasui Sketches has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportTayasui Sketches supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  Support for LayersTayasui Sketches supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Tayasui Sketches.
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