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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 Windows alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Procreate and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Procreate are ibis Paint X, MediBang Paint, Inkscape and PaintTool SAI.

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

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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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    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. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.

    ⚫︎ Pressure Sensitivityibis Paint X can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in ibis Paint X.
    ⚫︎ Support for Layersibis Paint X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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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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    viol10632

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

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    ⚫︎ LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    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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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableInkscape is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
  5. PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPaintTool SAI supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablePaintTool SAI is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityPaintTool SAI can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Most users think PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to Procreate.
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    Old software and interface, and with less functions in respect to other softwares. Good as a starting point, but not a good replacement for other options.

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    An amazing application for both beginners and pros.

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    PaintTool SAI is easy to use, has amazing brushes, and overall a neat layout

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    It has AMAZING features in it! I do alot of painting there

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  6. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableClip Studio Paint is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Clip Studio Paint vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.
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    In my opinion, clip studio has amazing preformance even with my low amounts of RAM. brushes are extremely customizable and its really easy to learn, especially for a professional program. I would highly recommend if you're in need of a simple yet capable drawing or animating tool on any platform.

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    Lucdorodesign

    I have discovered very basic of this software, and I think this is very powerful tool in hands who Can learn new things. I really recommend it!

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  7. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersArtrage supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineArtrage can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KArtrage supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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    Artrage vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Artrage is a great alternative to Procreate.

    *Full desktop version IS available in ArtRage (and also offers lighter versions for iPad and other tablets, and phones). *Richness of textures: even if printed in flat 2D, gives a sense of thickness of oils and other media, and grain. *Affordable, and no need to renew licence yearly: lifetime full ownership.

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    because it has beautiful brushes

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  8. 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!

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersFireAlpaca supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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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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  9. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    The 0.9.0 interface
  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Concepts.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersConcepts supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableConcepts is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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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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