If you’ve used the computer once in your life, there’s no way you wouldn’t know what Paint is. The first software that probably caught your eye when you used Windows for the first time. It requires no skill to use and has all the basic functions required to make complex graphics on computer. Although since you’ve been using Microsoft Paint for a long time, you’ve probably been wondering whether there are any other good basic, but not too complex softwares out there similar to Microsoft Paint. Here in this article I will be discussing Top 5 Free Softwares Similar to Microsoft Paint that you can use.
#1 – Paint.Net
Paint.Net is the most similar software to Paint you’d come across, it’s simple to use and provides more features than Microsoft paint such as wide variety of effects, 3d rotation, layering etc although it lacks organization. Not only can you use Paint.net for creating graphics, but also for editing already made images.
#2 – GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)
Just had to mention the full form in the title since I don’t want people getting the wrong idea. GIMP started out as a crippled newborn baby which grew up to become one of the most powerful baby (software) out there! Although this software will take you time to get hang of as it will seem complicated to you at first. You may say GIMP is comparable to Adobe Photoshop due to it’s complex tools and effects. Since GIMP has rose in popularity over the past years, you’d be easily able to find plug-ins on the Internet to enhance your experience on GIMP.
#3 – MyPaint
It’s safe for you to assume that every software that has the name ” Paint ” in it is similar to Microsoft Paint. With the help of MyPaint you can unleash your creativity, with the help of it’s many brushes that range from ink to charcoal to make your painting come to life.
#4 – InkScape
InkScape is not popular as the other programs mentioned here when it should be, but hey life’s unfair right? With the help of InkScape you can easily create Vector graphics on a small budget (when I say small budget, I mean $0) Although this software might be a bit laggy, but it’s great to use if you’re looking for the free version of Adobe Illustrator, as it has all the tools required to make complex vector graphics.
#5 – PhotoScape
Although Photoscape may seem confusing to you at first when you begin to use it, but trust me; photoscape is extremely simple to use & provides all the basic functions for photo making/editing. The best feature of photoscape which caught my eye was the ” Clone stamp ” feature which allows you to clone any part of the image and place it anywhere you want, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.