Free Paint/Graphics Programs

These are the ones I know of and use.

PaintDotNet
GNUIMP (GIMP) - compatible with Photoshop projects!
Graphics Gale

All are 100% cost-free, no deals required.
Feel free to add to the list in the ‘towel section’ down below.

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I’ll add Krita for digital painting.

Oh! I also want to add a pixel art one I found recently.

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LibreSprite, a free fork of Aseprite, for pixel art:

And seconding Krita.

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This online editor is becoming quite popular among people, considered to be a really good alternative to Photoshop - Photopea | Online Photo Editor


Edit: I forgot to mention IrfanView, my favorite image viewer app - https://www.irfanview.com/

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I use medibang and firealpaca these are my favourite free paint programs :smiley:

Other ones I have dabbled in/know of that I haven’t not been mentioned for reference

  • Mypaint
  • mspaint (I mean it’s good right lol)
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PicPick is an all-in-one program, primarily system tray-based, that provides a full-featured screen capture tool, an intuitive image editor, a color picker, a color palette, a pixel-ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard. I use the portable one.

https://portableapps.com/news/2021-04-09--picpick-portable-5.1.5-released

The reg one…

Since Gizmo has retired and he closed his freeware site, it has been replaced by “Gizmo’s Best”.

And here is some graphic programs he recommends…All free…

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Here are some more portable graphic apps…

https://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures

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@dogetail Technically, MSPaint is not free, though it’s one of those things where it does not actually have an external source, so yeah…lolz

Thanks for all the input; there’s probably a lot out there but I only know what I know and that seems to be very closed off I guess…

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I’ve seen an older mspaint for download tho lol

Not sure but it says “freeware”

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Got this in my RSS feeds…

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