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Open Source Procreate Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Procreate is Krita. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Procreate and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Procreate are Inkscape, MyPaint, Gimp Paint Studio and Pocket Paint.

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 icon

    Krita

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • Epic Games Store
    137 alternatives to Krita 

    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 within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Krita vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Procreate.
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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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    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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    Guest

    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. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    136 alternatives to Inkscape 

    Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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  3. MyPaint icon

    MyPaint

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    124 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportMyPaint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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    Gimp Paint Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GIMP
    78 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGimp Paint Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    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.
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    I don´t like Gimp beacuse its complicated and not so powerful if you don´t upgrade it yourself

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    Pocket Paint

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    31 alternatives to Pocket Paint 

    Paintroid is a graphical paint editor App, that, among others, allows setting parts of pictures to transparent, insert Text / Images, add Layers, use Color filling and picking tools, rotate, resize and position elements...

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    1.  Support for LayersPocket Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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      Simple Draw

      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      19 alternatives to Simple Draw 

      A canvas you can draw on with different colors.

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      This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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      PhoXo

      • Windows
      108 alternatives to PhoXo 

      PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch processing, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools for selecting, crop, painting...

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      This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
      Discontinued

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

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