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Paint.NET Alternatives for Android

Paint.NET is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Paint.NET and 17 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Paint.NET are Pixlr, Adobe Photoshop Express, Pocket Paint and Tayasui Sketches.

Paint.NET 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.NET.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • Android Tablet

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    This alternative is disputed. GIMP is still a legitimate alternative to Paint.NET, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    JohnFastman

    GIMP is a superb cross-platform (Win, Mac, Linux) alternative to Paint.NET because it's open source and has a huge range of functionality. It is less suited for those situations where you're seeking a very simple image editor, without fuss. But it's still cross-platform, which Paint.NET isn't. So it depends what "alternative" means to you.

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    fabthezen

    It's open source and cross platform

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    Whereas Paint.NET is a very simple and user friendly program that's easy to use, GIMP is incredibly unforgiving, difficult to learn/use and lacking the welcoming and uncomplicated interface of Paint.NET. Moreover it has functions that just completely stop working for no reason

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    zlelmefs

    The #1 perk of paint.net is how lightweight and fast it is, it's intended as a competitor to Paint. GIMP is the complete opposite- it's a big, slow monster designed to compete with photoshop.

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    It doesn't share the same feature set. While it can do many things Paint.NET can't, the opposite is also true.

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    GIMP is much more "professional". By that I mean that it is way too complex for a casual editor like myself.

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    Merritt

    Paint.NET is simple and fast, GIMP is neither

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  2. Pixlr icon

    Pixlr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPixlr supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Custom overlaysPixlr allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Pixlr is more a fun tool adding overlays and colours and basic fixes. Paint.NET is a full photo manipulation tool

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    Like the others said, Paint.NET is made for photo manipulation while Pixlr on the other hand, is great for Windows but it''s android version is just for adding filters.

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    Paint.NET is awesome to edit pictures (cut, copy, resize, write). Pixlr on the other hand is mainly effective in applying effects to pictures (blur, colorize, liquify,heal)

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    Paint.NET is a full picture manipulation tool with things like fuzzy select, lasso, brushes, etc while Pixlr is just for adding filters to a photo

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    a good design for me to draw

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    Adobe Photoshop Express

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone, iPad and Android.

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    Pocket Paint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Paintroid is a graphical paint editor App, that, among others, allows setting parts of pictures to transparent, insert Text / Images, add Layers, use Color filling and picking tools, rotate, resize and position elements...

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPocket Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Barely has any feature comparing to Paint.net

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

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersTayasui Sketches supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Tayasui Sketches.
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    Most of the tools are adequate for free on iPad. $ for extras (will pay if I need to use them so nice to be available). First one on the list so far that I’ve used regularly and liked.

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    Doesn't have enough tools and has tools that shouldn't be paid, like layers.

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    Fotor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Fotor is a online picture editor and graphic designer, allowing you to use online photo editing tools, such as add filters, frames, text, stickers and effects…and apply design tools to make creative photo designs and graphics.

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    PicMonkey

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    PicMonkey is a feature-rich online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth Whiten, Blemish Fix, Weight Loss. Effects like Orton, Cross Process, Color Boost, with drag and drop ease.

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    PicLab

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Add beautiful typography & artwork, apply stunning filters and photo effects, and add an ever-growing collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos and share them to your favorite social networks!.

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    better control function and easy to understand but not a dummy app either

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    Pho.to

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Improve and play with your digital pictures at Pho.to site with easy yet powerful editing tools and services. Enhance your pictures, have fun with your photos online, retouch portraits and share your photos for free. Free Pho.to services:

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    HEAVYPAINT

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    A simple yet secretly powerful painting app! Focus on pure colors and shapes with a streamlined interface. Ideal for plein air painting, color notes, sketches and studies.

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