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PaintRibbon Alternatives

PaintRibbon is described as 'by Bluuur is a great new image editing program for Windows with the Ribbon interface' and is a Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PaintRibbon for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PaintRibbon are Paint.NET, Glimpse Image Editor, FireAlpaca and Pixelitor.

PaintRibbon 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 PaintRibbon.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

PaintRibbon by Bluuur is a great new image editing program for Windows with the Ribbon interface.

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  1. GIMP icon

    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.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ 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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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPaint.NET supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPaint.NET consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPaint.NET can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePaint.NET supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PortablePaint.NET can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Glimpse Image Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableGlimpse Image Editor is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Discontinued

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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  4. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersFireAlpaca supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  5. 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.

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    showFoto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE

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

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    PixBuilder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Free Photo Editing Software for PC.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPixBuilder supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Project DogWaffle

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Project Dogwaffle lets you be creative without the fear of messing up your clothes. No sudden spills, no funny fumes. You can paint, erase it, and try again, and again, and again......

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    PictBear

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PictBear is an image editor and paint program that is very friendly toward the beginning user, PictBear is very straightforward and easy to use no matter what your skill level is.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPictBear supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    PhoXo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop.

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    Discontinued

    No updates since 2019, and isn't fully Open Source (only the kernel is).

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