Top free Alternatives to Paint.NET for Windows

Paint.NET

Paint.NETFree

Free and simple painting program

Drawing and painting have always been very popular hobbies, but with the rise of consumer culture, the demand for professional artists have also increased. As a result, professional art tools have also become more sophisticated. There are many examples of powerful digital illustration software such as Photoshop and Manga Studio which can all dazzle painters with the large selection of features they possess to render gorgeous images. However, for artists just starting out, it's always a good idea to try out simple and cheap tools first before moving onto expensive ones. Paint.Net is a multimedia freeware that beginners can use to test the waters, but is it a good painting and design software in general? 

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  • GIMP

    GIMP2.10.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8775 votes

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  • MyPaint

    MyPaint0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create artistic drawings on your PC

    7
    657 votes

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  • Krita Desktop

    Krita Desktop4.1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Krita Desktop can free you from paid paint programs

    8
    94 votes

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  • Photoscape

    Photoscape3.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An amazing free photo editor with lots of extra tools

    8
    30088 votes

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  • Pinta

    Pinta0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    A simpler alternative to GIMP

    7
    50 votes

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  • GIMPshop

    GIMPshopFix1 2.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Make The GIMP look like Adobe Photoshop

    6
    130 votes

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  • Artweaver

    Artweaver3.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create impressive drawings with this free painting tool

    7
    483 votes

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  • FireAlpaca

    FireAlpaca1.0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A free image editor with great potential

    7
    515 votes

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  • Fotor

    Fotor1.6.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Quickly edit and apply effects to your photos

    7
    158 votes

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  • Pixia

    Pixiabe 4.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    English version of the famous Japanese painting and retouch software

    8
    425 votes

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  • RealWorld Paint

    RealWorld Paint2011.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free image editor with surprisingly powerful features

    7
    120 votes

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