Alternatives to Paint.NET for Mac 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.

    • GIMP is full of features that aren't needed by 99% of people and very complicated. Guest • Jan 2017 • 52 agrees and 7 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 • 45 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 • 32 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 • 4 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 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Hard to use, can't draw a simple square/circle fast ... Guest • Apr 2018 • 3 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's a Photoshop alternative, not Paint.NET Guest • Aug 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 • 1 agrees and 1 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 • 11 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku AmigaOS

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  • Adobe Photoshop

    Photoshop is a professional image editor and the de-facto industry standard. It supports layers, non-destructive-editing, vector graphics and color management and...

    • Very pricy advanced application compared to free paint.net Guest • Jan 2016 • 23 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While Paint.NET is a very easy to use program, Adobe Photoshop is full of features that aren't needed by 95% of people, difficult to learn/use and very complicated. Besides it is very pricy. Guest • May 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The absolute best in photo correction and manipulation. Slick interface. Fast. Loads of tools for mobile and Web design. Content-aware editing. Video editing. 3D design capability. Synced Libraries. Integrated stock library. Complementary mobile apps. HaricharanSrinivasanDec 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First, money, second, unlike paint.net, unaccesible for beginners Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Actually, Paint.NET is supposed to be a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. While Paint.NET is very powerful, Adobe Photoshop is the superior when it comes to editing. If you want nice free results, Paint.NET is your best bet. If you want amazing results and the best tools and are not afraid to drop in some money, Adobe Photoshop is a very great choice. Guest • Apr 2016 • 6 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Wine ReactOS

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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...

    • Very good, but not focused to photo editing. Guest • Jan 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's literally a painting tool, not for photo editing. Guest • Nov 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a digital painting app, not a raster painting app Guest • Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • 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...

    • 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 • 3 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 • Jul 2018 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Mono

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  • 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.

    • 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 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MyPaint is a digital painting/drawing program, Paint.NET is a simple image editor. superluminarOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Pixelmator

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you...

    • Fast, easy to use, not overloaded with useless features Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's cheap, and it has all the capabilities of Paint.NET (plus some), and it's even more user-friendly. oddityoverseer13Dec 2016 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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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....

    • 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Acorn

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Seashore

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports...

    Free Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.1.9 and 0.5.1, released in 2007 and 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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