Alternatives to Paint.NET for Linux with any license

  • 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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    • GIMP is full of features that aren't needed by 99% of people and very complicated. Guest • Jan 2017 • 48 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 44 agrees and 5 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 • 28 agrees and 2 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 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is a great app, but its way too heavy and slow for paint.net tasks. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Hard to use, can't draw a simple square/circle fast ... Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 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 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 • 11 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's literally a painting tool, not for photo editing. Guest • Nov 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very good, but not focused to photo editing. Guest • Jan 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a digital painting app, not a raster painting app Guest • Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 4 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 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Pinta

    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful...

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.6, released in March 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • This functions in almost identical ways to Paint.NET, more so than any other program listed on here. Guest • Oct 2015 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Even though it's Discontinued, it's very similiar to Paint.NET and It's multi-platform Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is powerfull, open-source and almost the same but cross-platform alternative to paint.net Guest • Jan 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a much better multi-platform alternative to Paint.NET than GIMP in my opinion. It's a much simpler interface, like Paint.NET Epicpkmn11Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Uses the same layout. Never used Pinta before, but since I have experience with Paint.NET I understood all features. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple program - very similar to paint.net. It also is lightweight (~60 MB vs ~400 MB for Krita on Lubuntu system) Guest • 13 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • This is the only one in the list that aims to be a paint.net clone. Guest • Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's as simple as Paint.NET. Works as you would expect. I consider this to be Paint.NET for Mac Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a simple program with almost identical features of Paint.net, it also does not require much storage space when first started. Guest • Nov 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • MyPaint

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

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    • 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 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MyPaint is a digital painting/drawing program, Paint.NET is a simple image editor. superluminarOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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....

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    • It is a raster graphics simple paint program Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It is a raster graphics simple paint program Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Pixeluvo

    Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks, cropping and resizing, to complex photo...

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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...

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  • showFoto

    ShowFoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project. It runs without digiKam images database support, but provides all Image Editor functions.

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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...

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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...

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  • Gnome Paint

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

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    • According to the description, it's an alternative to MS-Paint. gwarahJan 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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