Top free Alternatives to Krita Desktop for Windows

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Krita Desktop can free you from paid paint programs

One of the most frustrating things for an artist or graphic designer, or even a hobbyist just wanting to play with some artistic tools, is the stranglehold of the major programs. Adobe and other large software producers are so entrenched in the industry that most artists will need their expensive software at some point, to create impressive works. However, this is not entirely the case thanks to software like Krita Desktop, which provides free access to powerful paint software, for everyone.

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  • Paint.NET

    Paint.NET4.1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, easy-to-use photo editor with support for layers

    7
    6092 votes

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  • GIMP

    GIMP2.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8732 votes

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  • MyPaint

    MyPaint0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create artistic drawings on your PC

    7
    651 votes

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  • Pinta

    Pinta0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    A simpler alternative to GIMP

    7
    51 votes

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  • FotoSketcher

    FotoSketcher3.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your digital photos into pencil sketches in seconds

    8
    277 votes

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  • Livebrush

    LivebrushFree

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create amazing works of art in a few brush strokes

    8
    62 votes

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  • FireAlpaca

    FireAlpaca1.0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    A free image editor with great potential

    7
    513 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
    157 votes

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  • EZ Paint

    EZ Paint3.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Paint with ease on your desktop computer

    8
    349 votes

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  • Fresh Paint

    Fresh Paint

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A beautifully designed paint program for Windows 10

    7
    413 votes

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  • Sketchable

    Sketchable

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your tablet into a sketch pad

    7
    6 votes

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  • PhoXo

    PhoXo8.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, simple photo editor with powerful features

    8
    149 votes

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  • PaintStar

    PaintStar2.70

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent free image and photo editor

    7
    153 votes

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  • Pixelitor

    Pixelitor0.9.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    A simple yet powerful photo editor

    6
    50 votes

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  • PictBear

    PictBear2.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free image editor and paint tool for PCs

    6
    20 votes

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  • Photo Pos Pro

    Photo Pos Pro3.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Great graphic editor packed with functions

    7
    484 votes

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  • Active Pixels

    Active Pixels3.05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free image editor very similar to Photoshop

    7
    148 votes

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