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Pixelmator Alternatives for Linux

Pixelmator is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Pixelmator are MyPaint, Glimpse Image Editor, LazPaint and showFoto.

Pixelmator alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pixelmator.
This page was last updated Apr 17, 2022
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  1. GIMP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    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.
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    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

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    i cant do the same things

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    Interface and tools of GIMP do not match the power of those in Pixelmator.

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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.

    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 discontinuedSource: 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Beautify

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GIMP

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

  7. Fotowall

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  8. CinePaint

    • 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 2013-05-06https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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  9. Phoduit is a non-destructive photo editor with a node-based user interface. Rapidly refine and retouch your photos, batch process, develop RAW images and more.

    Discontinued

    Official site is offline since 25 Oct 2020

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