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Paint Studio Alternatives

Paint Studio is described as 'product born from TwistedBrush Pro Studio but with a focus on natural media painting and drawing with a simpler, streamlined interface' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Paint Studio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Paint Studio are Krita, Paint.NET, MyPaint and Microsoft Paint.

Paint Studio 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 Paint Studio.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    204 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. Microsoft Paint icon

    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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    Glimpse Image Editor

    • Windows
    • Linux
    180 alternatives to Glimpse Image Editor 

    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.

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

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    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. Corel PaintShop Pro icon

    Corel PaintShop Pro

    • Windows
    162 alternatives to Corel PaintShop Pro 

    Enter a world of infinite creativity with the comprehensive photo-editing and graphic design power of PaintShop Pro X8. Accelerate your photo editing with enhanced layers, more precise selection tools, faster brushes and extensive productivity-boosting improvements.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionCorel PaintShop Pro can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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  9. TwistedBrush Pro Studio icon

    TwistedBrush Pro Studio

    • Windows
    88 alternatives to TwistedBrush Pro Studio 

    A powerful and unique digital art program, focusing on natural media painting, photo editing and illustrative styles.

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  10. CinePaint icon

    CinePaint

    • Mac
    • Linux
    95 alternatives to CinePaint 

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

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    Discontinued

    The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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