Paintbrush Alternatives for Linux

    Paintbrush is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Paintbrush and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Paintbrush are MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source), Tux Paint (Free, Open Source) and Gpaint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 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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    2. 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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    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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
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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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    4. gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint.


    5. Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and OpenGL-based processing in GPU.

      Discontinued

      Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/

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