Open Source Pixelmator Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Pixelmator is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Pixelmator and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Pixelmator are MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source), LazPaint (Free, Open Source) and Seashore (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Pixelmator.
      Interface and tools of GIMP do not match the power of those in Pixelmator.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      UltraProgrammer GIMP is a wildly powerful photo editing tool, but it's nowhere near as intuitive and clean as Pixelmator. If you're willing to learn new ways of doing things, GIMP is great, but it has a far steeper learning curve than Pixelmator Pro
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      i cant do the same things
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Pixelmator.


    3. 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.

      Discontinued

      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued

      Source: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

    4. Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering.
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    5. Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. 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.
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    6. Pixelsque's goal is to be as simple as possible, while still retaining many powerful features. It works like any standard pixel art editor, with a pen, eraser, and shapes. Pinch zoom and two finger drag can be used to move around the image from anywhere.
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    7. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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 Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

      Discontinued

      The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06
      https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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    8. GIMP Beautify is a set of GIMP plug-ins for quickly and easily beautify photo.
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