Paint.NET Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Paint.NET for Linux. Explore 18 Linux apps like Paint.NET, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If you're looking for more info about Paint.NET like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/19/2019 6:53:00 PM

Alternatives to Paint.NET for Linux with any license

  • GIMP

    GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, and more. Available also as portable app: http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable

    • 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 Guest • Dec 2016 • 75 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is full of features that aren't needed by 99% of people and very complicated. Guest • Jan 2017 • 82 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Paint.net is a very easy to use program for basic editing of images, while Gimp is a very complicated tool for doing lots of complex stuff with images so kind of very different target groups I would say Guest • May 2017 • 54 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More complicated to use than Paint.Net, GIMP is an alternative to Photoshop or other complex photo editing softwares. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The purpose of paint.NET is to be simple and easy to use, GIMP is far away from that idea Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • photoshop is the same but yes use it a lot Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best open-source Paint.NET alternative Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • free, open-source, cross-platform Guest • May 2019 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not exactly Paint.net, but it's the closest to photoshop. I think you should learn gimp if you are going to buy photoshop Guest • Mar 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Paint.net has a more intuitive user interface than GIMP and there are many program that are more similar to it than GIMP. Guest • Jan 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Paint is for simple drawings, Gimp is a complex and featureful artwork and photo editing tool. It’s more like an alternative to Photoshop. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's a Photoshop alternative, not Paint.NET Guest • Aug 2018 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is much harder to use than paint.NET, and the target demographics a very different. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp is something way different than Paint.net. If you want to do something rather quickly, then Gimp isn't for you... at all. Guest • Aug 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its complicated, unlike Paint.net Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMPs UX is a disaster of disconnected panels, unexpected behaviour, and weird key combinations. It is not a Paint.NET alternative. Guest • May 2018 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Hard to use, can't draw a simple square/circle fast ... Guest • Apr 2018 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is a great app, but its way too heavy and slow for paint.net tasks. Guest • Dec 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's open source and cross platform fabthezenNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is really complicated and not a real alternative. It has way more than nedeed for most of the users. Paint.NET is really simple to use and has just enough functionality to be useful for an advanced (but not professional) user. Guest • Jul 2017 • 7 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Horrrible, very dificult to learn. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanJan 2017 • 15 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms. User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.

    • It is exactly what I was looking for as an alternative to Paint.Net. Very similar. Completly free. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Painting software, not photo editing Guest • Jun 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a painting program, not a photo editing program skylingMay 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not an alternative to Gimp because it has a fewer features but it is a nice tool for painting. trefoil004May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is a very complete painting tool, it isn't suited for very quickly making basic adjustments. Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Various tools, everything free. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very good, but not focused to photo editing. Guest • Jan 2017 • 15 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's literally a painting tool, not for photo editing. Guest • Nov 2017 • 11 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a digital painting app, not a raster painting app Guest • Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is also very similar to photoshop, and if you find the features easily enough and do enough research it has ALOT more features than paint.net while having the easy navigation that paint.net has. Also it's free! Guest • Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Near the same interface, less powerfull. Guest • Jun 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • 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. MyPaint supports pressure or tilt sensitive graphic tablets and comes with an easy-to-use brush collection. There is a complex interface for creating own brushes, focusing on brush dynamics (changes with speed, pressure, randomly).

    • MyPaint is a digital painting/drawing program, Paint.NET is a simple image editor. superluminarOct 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MyPaint looks a lot like Photoshop. Paint.NET is so popular because of the simplicity. Photoshop is a beautiful program with a lot of options. Paint.NET is a simple "paint" program that allows you to go as you like, but keep it simple at the beginning. MyPaint is like a Photoshop lite. Guest • May 2017 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Photopea

    Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats. .

    • It can cover something up and add shapes to block off anything annoying. Guest • 2 days ago Disagree   Agree

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  • LazPaint

    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can interoperate with MyPaint, Gimp and Krita. LazPaint has been written with Lazarus / Free Pascal and BGRABitmap.

    • It is a raster graphics simple paint program Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a raster graphics simple paint program Guest • Nov 2016 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Pixelitor

    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique. Features: - Layers. - Unlimited undo. - Image filters. - Color adjustments. - Drawing.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • KolourPaint

    Features: Support for drawing various shapes - lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ovals and polygons. Curves, lines and text. Colour picker. Selections. Rotation, monochrome and other advanced effects.

    • KolourPaint is one of the simplest and most responsive options. It is more like MS Paint, but still gets the job done. retrodaredevilSep 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ImagePlay

    ImagePlay is a rapid prototyping tool for building and testing image processing algorithms. It comes with a variety of over 70 individual image processors which can be combined into complex process chains. EDUCATION: Let your students learn about the basics of image processing. Show the effects of various parameters by manipulating them in real time.

    • Different purpose than Paint.net Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • This is for Processing images, not for editing them. Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • showFoto

    You can use it to view your photographs and improve them. Showfoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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  • Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    • As gwarah said, Gnome Paint is an alternative to MS Paint. Not Paint dot net Guest • Feb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • According to the description, it's an alternative to MS-Paint. gwarahJan 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • PencilSheep

    Layers, filters, layer styles, adjustment layers, masks, selections, brushes, undo/redo, graphics tablet support, raw file import, etc. Interactive filter layers, full GPU acceleration, and full HDR support.

    • Discontinued Website unavailable.

    Free Windows Linux Web

  • Gpaint

    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. Currently gpaint has the following features: * Drawing tools such as ovals, freehand, polygon and text, with fill or shadow for polygons and closed freehand shapes. * Cut and paste by selecting irregular regions or polygons.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Drawing

    This application is a basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop. PNG, JPEG and BMP files are supported.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • TiltShift Generator

    TiltShift Generator is a web service that adds cool camera effect to your picture on the fly. It's published as a free web service and AIR app.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web iPhone

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