Graphic Design

8 Best Krita Alternatives

Krita is an open-source, free, graphics editor. .


In this article, we'll cover 8 alternatives to Krita, including applications like Adobe Photoshop.

1. Adobe Photoshop

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Photoshop is the industry leading image editing software. It has a huge community, with years of experience. The software itself is extremely robust, having been built over a longer period of time. If you're looking to get into graphics or image editing, this is the main software available on the market.

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  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

GIMP is a free image editing tool. It's open-source, and thereby updated and managed by a community of volunteers. It allows free-form drawing, photo editing and image manipulation, and multiple other Photoshop-like tasks to be completed.

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3. Paint.NET

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows.

Paint.NET is a free image and image editing software available for Windows users. It's fully-featured, and has an intuitive interface that streamlines creative workflows.

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4. Pixlr

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Web.

Pixlr is a freemium online, web-based image editor.

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5. Affinity Photo

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and iOS.

Affinity Photo is one of the best software packages for photo editing and graphic design.

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6. MyPaint

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

MyPaint is free, open-source, painting software.

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7. Pixelmator

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Mac and iOS.

PixelMator is a suite of image editing tools for MacOS.

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8. PhotoScape

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows and Mac.

PhotoScape is photo-editing software with a fun, simplistic approach.

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