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Pinta

Simple cross-platform image editing software.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Mono
Avg rating of 2.7 (13)| 15 comments

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Pinta Features

  1.  LightweightPinta consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Support for LayersPinta supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.

Pinta information

  • Developed byCameron White
  • LicensingOpen Source (MIT) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.7 (13 ratings)
  • Alternatives108 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  1,394 Stars
  •  237 Forks
  •  3 Open Issues
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mlazzle
  
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Aiming to be like Paint.NET for MacOS is perfect for me. Paint.NET was always perfect for the additional functionality I needed as a "casual-but-slightly-more-demanding" user in terms of image functionality without going into intimidating GIMP territory. Switching over to Mac OS from Windows that was one of the biggest things I've missed so to have this is great, thanks Pinta team!

I'll rate four stars for now as I haven't had enough time to know for certain how stable it is but it served its purpose for me quickly enough while I struggled to get my head around bigger tools like Krita.

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marioliulion
  
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The best MS Paint alternative

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CtrlAlt
  
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Constantly crashes on Linux when trying to crop a section of a picture.

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Prizm
  
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Frustrating. I'm trying to open a number of files to resize them. It doesn't save the last location that I opened the file, so I have to browse to the same folder for every image.

Then, when I am resizing the image, it doesn't save the last resize settings (for instance, 50%), so I have to input the resize amount again.

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greenseeker
  
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Paint.NET was my goto for quick and simple image edits for years, so when I moved over to Linux full-time, I was glad to find Pinta. 1.x was lacking in some features and polish, but it worked very much the same as Paint.NET and I figured it would improve with time. Unfortunately 2.x introduces SO MANY NEW BUGS. Trying to zoom with mouse wheel moves you back to the top-left of the image. Pasting into a new layer frequently crashes the app. Trying to move layers up or down frequently merges or duplicates all layers in such a way that undo can't be used to fix it. Editing a layer's properties will change properties of the other layers. The list goes on and on.

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terapinsurr
  
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I tried out Pinta for work one day and in that one day had multiple crashes, causing loss of lots of work and time. I strongly recommend any of the many alternatives that I've found work just as well or better and don't have these stability problems.

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anti_canada_ranger
  
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It's an upgrade to basic image editors but not without its faults. Hotkeys are a good addition and picking colors also shows the RGN and hex values. I really like the ability to work on multiple images on one window. Working with it feels snappy but booting takes around 4 seconds on an SSD. Random crashing is a pervasive issue. When saving changes a prompt always asks what quality you want to save your image as, which is effectively useless. Resizing images is more precise than some ambiguous percentage and most users would do that first anyway. This prompt cannot be disabled.

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  • Image Editor
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Pinta platform details

Mac

requires Mono Framework

Windows

requires Gtk#

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    Aiming to be like Paint.NET for MacOS is perfect for me. Paint.NET was always perfect for the additional functionality I needed as a "casual-but-slightly-more-demanding" user in terms of image functionality without going into intimidating GIMP territory. Switching over to Mac OS from Windows that was one of the biggest things I've missed so to have this is great, thanks Pinta team! I'll rate four stars for now as I haven't had enough time to know for certain how stable it is but it served its purpose for me quickly enough while I struggled to get my head around bigger tools like Krita.
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