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Best PaintTool SAI Alternatives

Popular Alternatives to PaintTool SAI for Mac OS X. Explore 33 Mac OS X apps like PaintTool SAI, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.
List updated: 8/17/2017 5:44:00 AM

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  • Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

    Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, it has become the de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing, such that the word "photoshop" has become a verb as in "to Photoshop an image," "photo shopping," and "photoshop contest," etc. It can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, Lab color space, spot color and duotone.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

    • The simplicity is not here. Too many options which I don't use. Guest • Aug 2016 • 6 agrees and 6 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. HIGHLIGHTS 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • It's got almost everything that I wanted in Paint Tool SAI. The only downside... no blur tool. I am really looking for a painting software with a blur tool. So... 4.5/5 stars Guest • Jun 2015 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very advanced program that is absolutely free, only downside is that it's not as lightweight as SAI Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a very good painting program for Windows, especially for freeware! However, the last time I tried it on my Mac, it was pretty glitchy, and the pen pressure didn't work. I don't know if it was fixed, but if the program still glitches on Macs, I'd say look for a different alternative. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It has animation features, fullscreen support, and works well Guest • 15 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Too glitchy and too hard to use. It will zoom in and out randomly making it hard to draw. Guest • Apr 2017 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    FireAlpaca

    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! We would like you to experience this great opportunity first.

    Free Mac Windows

    • It has most of the functions that SAI has. Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you can paint things in, even on different layers Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • easy to start, and very user friendly. It may not sync very well but very fun to play around with. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Has just about anything you could want, including pressure sensitivity, layers, and a variety of brushes. There's even an onion skin mode for animation! :D Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Its free and is for both Mac and Windows. It has a variety of brush settings and brush smoothers that work for both mouse and tablet. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Antialiased lines almost as good as SAI and the best brush engine of all competitors regarding flexibility and edition through easy to learn scripting. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight and Simple, just like SAI but free ivneliasAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

    MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines. -Easy panel making. You just insert the panel border and use a tool to slice the areas you want to break into panels. -Stabilizer/Correction to help you draw smoother lines. -Cloud storage. -Works on Windows or Mac.

    Free Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad

    • I usually use it and I really like the way the lines look like. But now it's a little bit complicated to cope with all the brushes and drawing in digital programs. Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Been using for years for illustrating, and it doesn't take very long to find where the right brushes are. Some of the few things I wish they'd improve is the magic tool and lasso tool though. xladedaxAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar interface, just needs to improve the vector tool Guest • Aug 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • There aren't as many functions as PaintTool SAI Guest • Jul 2015 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Autodesk SketchBook icon

    Autodesk SketchBook

    Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within minutes. A natural drawing experience. Professional-grade perspective tools. Layer editor enhancements. Flipbook animation workflow. All in the familiar interface that stays out of your way and lets you focus on drawing. The power you need, the simplicity you love.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Definitely not in any way similar to Paint Tool Sai, there is a lot less tools to work with. Guest • Jun 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • There are multiple layers and pretty good pencils. sixelapixelspriteDec 2016 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Corel Painter

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. It is intended to be used in real-time by professional digital artists as a functional creative tool.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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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 multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format. However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore only aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products.

    Free Open Source Mac

    • 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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    Mischief

    Infinite Definition. Mischief uses a revolutionary new stroke representation. Get the richness of pixel-based brushes AND the scalability of vectors. Zoom in to any size and get a PERFECT edge. Export at ANY size and resolution.Infinite Canvas Mischief has a truly infinite canvas. Your artwork can grow organically without constraints. There is no need to preset paper sizes or resolutions or to resize the canvas during drawing.

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    SketchPort

    SketchPort is an online drawing community with free software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Draw, chat, vote, be inspired, be challenged and earn badges!

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android Android Tablet iPad

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    Gimp Paint Studio

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP. The goal of GPS is to provide an adequate working environment for graphic designers and artists to begin to paint and feel comfortable with GIMP from their first use. Later the user will change these settings based on his own workflow preferences and understanding of GIMP.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux GIMP

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
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    Livebrush

    Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and other motion controls. By combining simple motion controls with customizable brush styles, Livebrush offers a fun and unique way to create graphics. You can install Livebrush on Mac and Windows though it requires Adobe AIR.

    Free Mac Windows Adobe AIR

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the Facebook page.
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    MediBang Paint Pro

    The official site for MediBang Paint, the free digital painting and manga creation software. You can download the latest version of MediBang Paint here, and get news and tutorials. (MediBang Paint native file format), png, jpg, bmp, psd, tif, webp MediBang Paint Pro the desktop version of the MediBang Paint series.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

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    Paintstorm

    Paintstorm Studio - Professional software for digital painting and drawing Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style. Anyone who has ever painted knows it's hard to overestimate the painting tool and the importance of all the seemingly insignificant details. We tried not to miss any of them.

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

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    PixelStyle

    PixelStyle Photo Editor 3.5.1 for Mac is an all-in-one Photo Editor for Mac with a huge range of high-end filters: lighting, blurs, distortions, tilt-shift, shadows, glows... Available at http://www.effectmatrix.com/mac-appstore/mac-photo-editor-pixelstyle.htm A full-blown Photo Editor for Mac - Adjust exposure, hue, vibrance and much more. - Delete unwanted objects and retouch photos. - Reduces low light and high ISO noise. - 1 min cut out objects from photos and change photo background.

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    Leonardo

    • Swift workflow Leonardo has a beautiful and easy-to-use interface that will scale to any screen and works great for both left- and right-handed people. • Blazing speed Leonardo starts in less than half a second. It saves your file in a blink and makes it possible to paint with a large brush in really high resolution without any lag. • Handy tools Leonardo makes it really easy to draw various lines and shapes, including circles in perspective.

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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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    Rebelle

    Rebelle is a one-of-a-kind paint program that lets you create realistic watercolor, acrylic and dry media artwork, using real-world color blending, wet diffusion and drying. The unique watercolor simulation was created by artist Peter Blaskovic as one of his experimental drawing projects. The initial vision was to create a paint software with the most natural painting tools.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Gimp Painter

    GIMP with modified and enhanced workspace focused on painting.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued Merge branch 'gimp-2-8' of https://github.com/GNOME/gimp into gimp-2-8. See https://github.com/seagetch/gimp-painter
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    Paint +++

    Paint +++aims to fill the need for a basic, streamlined, and Mac-native image editor. Whether you need to quickly crop a photo, add some text to an image, or just have fun doodling, scrawl has you covered. Paint +++ is an inexpensive painting program for OS X that can be used to teach students the basics of painting software. Many sophisticated graphics software applications (such as Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop) use the same basic principles that can be learned using Paint +++.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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    HeliosPaint

    HeliosPaint is a freeware paint program for creating and editing images. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix and is written in Sun Microsystem's Java programming language.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    MyBrushes

    MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing. MyBrushes is a good alternative to Microsoft Paint and Apple Mac Paint. It's based on a former drawing software named Paintbrush which hasn't been updated for 5 years and was not compartable with most of Mac system already. MyBrushes Features: New features: 1 Enhancement for OS X El Capitan 10.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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