Download Paint - Best Software & Apps

  • EZ Paint

    3.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Paint with ease on your desktop computer

    8
    302 votes
    • PROS: MS Paint clone, Free to download
    • CONS: Not for Mac, Not available from Windows app store
  • Paint 3D

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Explore Your Creative Self with this Digital Paint App

    9
    561 votes
    • PROS: Fun and extremely customisable creations, Ability to share 3D pictures
    • CONS: Strictly not for professionals, 2D images cannot be extruded into 3D images
  • Tux Paint

    0.9.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    One of the best free drawing programs around

    8
    3908 votes
    • PROS: Suitable and exciting for all kids, Pre-prepared coloring and drawing templates, Excellent selection of drawing tools, Display pcitures as a slideshow, Sound effects
    • CONS: A little slow and unstable during tests
  • Drawing for Children

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A complete paint program not just for children

    7
    412 votes
    • Krita Desktop

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Krita Desktop can free you from paid paint programs

      8
      90 votes
      • PROS: Free, yet as good as the major brands, Always being updated, Customizable and powerful, Get community add-ons and more
      • CONS: There will always be that one feature you miss
    • Paint 2

      Lite 3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free Tool for Budding Artists

      7
      53 votes
      • PROS: Free to download and use, Large number of tools available
      • CONS: Only compatible with Macs, Heavy emphasis on in-app purchases
    • ibis Paint X - drawing anime

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free browsers app for Android, by Ibis inc.

      10
      2 votes
      • Tux Paint Stamps

        2009-06-28

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Have even more fun with Tux Paint stamps

        8
        713 votes
        • PROS: Adds variety, Choose what will install, Easy to access
        • CONS: None so far
      • ibis Paint X

        4.2.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A Free program for Android‚ by ibis mobile inc.

        10
        12 votes
        • Paint the Town Red

          Preview beta

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Hotline Miami and Minecraft have a violent child

          7
          799 votes
          • Mario Paint Composer

            2.00

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Remake of the music maker from Mario Paint

            7
            1221 votes
            • PROS: Great for kids, Authentic SNES experience, Fun to compose
            • CONS: No way to export music, Only records in MIDI
          • MacPaint X

            Beta 0.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            MS Paint style app for Macs based on MacPaint

            5
            46 votes
            • PROS: Easy to use, Similar to MS Paint, Supports lots of formats
            • CONS: Lacks advanced editing options, Beta may be unstable
          • PowerPaint

            2.50

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Paint replacement with more tools

            6
            676 votes
            • PROS: Pre-made clipart available, Lots of graph features, Ability to add texture brushes, Easy to use interface
            • CONS: Lacks ability to add or merge layers, Advanced features are limited
          • Fresh Paint

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A beautifully designed paint program for Windows 10

            7
            411 votes
            • PROS: Fun, graphical interface, Easy to use, Lots of options
            • CONS: Missing some key features like color fill, Crashes randomly and frequently upon launch
          • Sumo Paint

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Web Apps

            Draw and Paint Online with Sumo Paint

            9
            19 votes
            • PROS: A convenient online tool, Has a range of tools and filters, Intuitive interface, Anyone familiar with art software will be at home
            • CONS: Many features require a paid account, Fewer features than Photoshop, Exporting images can be fiddly, Lacks support for plugins
          • Paint X Lite

            1.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            A free program for mac, by Hong Chen

            10
            3 votes
            • SketchBook Express

              6.2.5

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac
              Android

              MS Paint alternative for Macs

              6
              160 votes
              • PROS: Suitable for doodling and professional sketching, Good alternative to MS Paint, Easy to switch main tools
              • CONS: Best to be used with pen and tablet device, May not be fully comptaible with all tablets, Lacks advanced sketching tools
            • Sumo Paint Air

              3.6.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A great image editor that runs on Adobe AIR

              6
              111 votes
              • PROS: Very comprehensive image editor, Supports layers, Good amount of editing options, Create your own images
              • CONS: Takes times to learn all the features, Not as many filters as professional programs
            • RealWorld Paint

              2011.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Free image editor with surprisingly powerful features

              7
              120 votes
              • PROS: Easy to use, intuitive interface, Lets you scan images, import them from the Clipboard or take screenshots, Advanced features: support for layers, masks, shadows and more
              • CONS: Not as many options as a professional image editor
            • Paint Me

              1.0.7

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              Are you ready for most adorable painting app ever? Paint Me, the BEST drawing Kids Game!!!

              5
              5 votes
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