openCanvas Alternatives

    openCanvas is described as ', popularly abbreviated as oC, is a popular Japanese image editing program' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to openCanvas for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like openCanvas are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Paint.NET (Free Personal), MyPaint (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk SketchBook (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

    1. AzPainter is a full color painting program for linux. It's a lightweight tool with tablet pressure support, and provides basic functions such as selection, layers, filters. you can use it for painting, image editing, or pixel art making.
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    2. TwistedBrush is a digital paint software and photo editor that supplies a wide variety of natural art tools.
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    3. Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.
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    4. Verve (Dictionary: Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition...) is the result of a curious idea I had to try using the graphics hardware to run a fluid dynamics simulation.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Adobe AIR
      Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and other motion controls.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the Facebook page.

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    5. Project Dogwaffle lets you be creative without the fear of mom or wifey yelling at you because you messed up your clothes again. No sudden spills, no funny fumes. You can paint, erase it, and try again, and again, and again......
    6. PictBear is an image editor and paint program that is very friendly toward the beginning user, PictBear is very straightforward and easy to use no matter what your skill level is.
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    7. Pixia is a freeware bitmap graphics editor program for Windows, created by Isao Maruoka. It was originally designed for the anime/manga community but has also been used in other branches of art.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ImEditor is a simple image editor, supporting PNG, JPEG, WEBP, BMP, and ICO file types. It offers several tools to easily modify an image.
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    8. JugiPaint is a painting software with diverse sets of tools for various types of illustration work. It provides many standard digital painting features like layers, brushes, selections, transformations, etc., as well as some less often like guide layers and panels.
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