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Free Procreate Alternatives for Windows

Procreate is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best free Windows alternative is Krita, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Procreate and 14 are free and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Windows alternatives to Procreate are MediBang Paint, ibis Paint X, FireAlpaca and MyPaint.

Procreate alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Procreate.
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  1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    it's the best free open source software out there up with blender

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    Based on my experience, I think you get the same features as Procreate (for free!).

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    it's not working on the iPad

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    Anipe

    isnt an alternative for ipad

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    i lie procreate but this can work better!

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    it's one of the best apps! it's similar to procreate but it's free which is a good thing! and it's for all widows! love it 100%

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    Ummm.. First of all, It is for windows!!! It really does have some similarities and outrages features compared with procreate... One of the best open-source software too...

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  2. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Great for anime or comics
    MediBang Paint vs Procreate opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.

    You can do almost everything with it that you'd do with Procreate. However shading is a little harder, but you can do it after some practice.

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    For me great set of brushes, easy to use, cool tools like joining layers etc. And also beautiful and very readable design of the whole software makes it really easy to learn.

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    Medibang has very limited brushed and other ways to draw and I find it quite clunky.

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    You get a classic interface with a lot of the painting and editing tools you know from Photoshop. Some limitations, but it's free (with a few ads in the menu). Personally I use Affinity Designer and Photo that are not free, but very powerful!

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    because is not difficult like procreate

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    I've tried Medibang, but it's just not as good because it doesn't have very good brushes.

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  3. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.

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    Almost everyone thinks ibis Paint X is a great alternative to Procreate.
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    i like it a lot and have been using it since i was ten, im twelve now.

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    Its a good program at its core but it suffers from low performance on low end devices

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    I like Ibis as an alternative because I have an android tablet and Procreate is unsupported. I don't want to get an Ipad because of the great features android comes with.

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    i like ibis paint bc its more useful easier to use or its just me but try it its the best for me

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    Procreate is just the same as Ibispaint but I saw all over the internet that procreate has more brush(s) than Ibispaint and I hope that you will add a bit more brush:>

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    Its really good! It helps a lot with painting and editing! It helps me so much with painting! my skills are better everyday! <3

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    it has so many options and i just love it!

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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!

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    FireAlpaca vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Procreate.

    Free, easy to use and can function to edit photos, trace, draw, add backgrounds.

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  5. 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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  6. Concepts is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app.

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    Concepts vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Concepts is a great alternative to Procreate.

    Concepts is the closest alternative to Procreate, it allows fluid and intuitive workflow. It's intended for pen devices like Surface Pro or iPad, and is crossplatform.

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    Missing functions like "fill" and "keep transparency"

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    Gimp Paint Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GIMP

    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.

    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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    Gimp Paint Studio vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Gimp Paint Studio is a great alternative to Procreate.

    I don´t like Gimp beacuse its complicated and not so powerful if you don´t upgrade it yourself

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    Adobe Fresco

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    This app is for drawing and Painting on the iPad and other devices.

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    DrawPad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    DrawPad Graphic Design and Drawing software is an easy-to-use image composition and manipulation program, an essential tool for all types of graphic design projects. Easily draw and create graphic images.

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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.

    Discontinued

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

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