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68 Best Painting Apps and Softwares

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  1. Adobe Photoshop is a webtop application for editing images and photos online.

  2. Create beautiful, scalable vector designs on your iPad with Adobe Illustrator Draw and sync your design across Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps.

  3. Convert your tablet or phone into digital sketchbook with more than 70 paint brushes, smudge, file...

    Drawing Software about over 1 year ago

    Ok well for Android I recommend is artflow on Android I’ve used it before I got my iPad and liked it for its may Brush selections but is a one time payment. Idk if you want a free app Or if your willing to spend a little bit of Money for it.
  4. Adobe Sketch lets users create expressive drawings anywhere using natural drawing tools like pencils, pens, markers and watercolour brushes.

  5. Zen helps you to focus on your writing... It's writing only. It's fullscreen. It's Zen.

  6. Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software.

  7. Affinity is the imaging and design suite for creative professionals exclusively for Mac.

    A collection of useful Mac Apps about 2 months ago:

    Affinity Photo 2 - Price: $49.99 (one-time purchase) Professional photo editing software for Mac that features advanced editing tools and a user-friendly interface.
  8. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program.

  9. Pixelmator is an image-editing application for Mac and iPad.

  10. Zen Brush 2 is a drawing app focused on the strong yet beautiful feel of the East Asian ink brush.

  11. Creators of Sketchable!

  12. PD


    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  13. Sony Sketch is an extravagant application that provides you the required creative flow to sketch, having state-of-the-art editing tools.

  14. Easy and intuitive, mobile pixel art editor.

  15. Corel Painter is media painting software.

  16. Rebelle is a one-of-a-kind paint software that lets you create realistic watercolor, acrylic, wet and dry media artwork, using real-world color blending, wet diffusion and drying.

  17. SketchBook drawing and painting software provides designers, architects, and concept artists the tools to sketch ideas quickly and create beautiful illustrations.

    Is Microsoft store app different than the free version? about over 1 year ago

    Try, the official site. I don't know if it's different from the Microsoft store version, but it might be. There should be a free trial.
  18. Brushes Redux is a creative iOS application that helps artists to paint with the help of a variety of tools and function support.

  19. Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e.

  20. GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool.

    Yurt Calculator about 5 months ago:

    Image Creative Commons (CC) BY-SA-NC 2005-2017, developed, designed and written by René K. Müller Graphics & illustrations made with Inkscape, Tgif, Gimp, PovRay, Web-Site powered by FreeBSD & Debian/Linux - 100% Open Source.
  21. Sketch tool for Android devices.

  22. an exciting grid-based 2D painting tool that enables you to effortlessly create brilliant works of...

    Isometric Pixel Art about 10 months ago

    Hexels ( is a good piece of software for making isometric pixel art (animated, too!).
  23. The artist's software for drawing and painting.

  24. PS


    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  25. Paint 3D is a standalone graphic editing solution created by Microsoft.

  26. Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to seaffordable art tools for everyone. Concept art. texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    Paint on Windows is getting layers and transparency support about 4 days ago:

    The current Paint.NET is really good and obviously has much more features compared to since the version from 2009. But it's not FOSS which can be a deal breaker for some. If FOSS then Pinta [0] is the best option imo. GIMP is not bad either but feels very janky and all over the place sometimes (lacking some elementary features while overblown in other departments) Krita [1] is the other one I'd recommend though...
  27. Microsoft's new painting software with more realistic brushes for Windows 10

  28. MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists.

    What drawing app should I use> about 12 months ago:

    Mypaint is the most lightweight software ive used, but it doesnt have the same level of community support as krita, so some features may be lacking...
  29. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily.

    Opinions on character details? about 6 months ago

    Thanks man, I gotta blend/blur out those far away flowers. It kinda looks like those flowers are an optical illusion! I use firealpaca, it's a free app (used Krita previously but I didn't like it). I draw on a $40 huion tablet that's about the size of a sheet of paper.
  30. MediBang Paint Pro is an all-in-one painting and drawing application developed by MediBang Inc.

    Better AskReddit: Getting into... Artwork? about 5 months ago

    I was recently recommended Medibang Paint Pro, and while I don't do enough art to have tried it yet, it looks pretty solid.
  31. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't...

  32. Drawn with + ibisPaint

    other than eyes and lack of color(both will be added later),... about 4 months ago

    If you want you can goto artist "bartacomus" and see videos of my art from start to finish.
  33. Inkscape is a free, open source professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

    What Does the OK in OKHSL Stand For? (I Know What the HSL... about 12 days ago

    I am looking through the settings of a certain art program and it has several different options for colour selection, some of which I've not seen before, including OKHSL.
  34. Free vector graphics editor. A simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool for everyone.

    User Guide - 33 - Essential Functions about about 2 months ago

    Close: If you are familiar with most Vectr shortcut keys, you have the option to close the editing panel on the right side for a more streamlined experience. This can provide more space for your work or use it for presentation purposes. You can open a comment panel separately, without displaying the editing panel, to discuss your design with others as well.
  35. We believe artists deserve the best possible tools and we are determined to give it to them.

  36. LPH

    LayerPaint HD

    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  37. Blender is the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.

    Why am getting chinese text when i download blender? about 3 months ago

    Update, I just downloaded 3.6 LTS from the official site, they are asking for donations. This time, the URL stayed.
  38. Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software provides 3D artists with an intuitive toolset for creating highly detailed 3D geometry and textures.

  39. Learn to draw in different ways.

    I can't add elemaps/bristles in sai2 about 5 months ago

    I'm curious, where is your PTS folder? If you put it in c:\program files or c:\program files (x86), it might cause problems. More info here:
  40. Mischief is a digital sketching, drawing, and painting software for Mac OSX and Windows.

  41. Painter 2020 sets the standard for professional digital art. With a streamlined workflow, all-new brushes, enhanced color selection and more, see how Painter allows artists to realize their creative vision faster than ever.

  42. Black Ink is a digital painting software that uses your computer's rendering hardware to...

  43. iPastels is a painting application that comes with a variety of exciting features and tools, providing artists to design with accessibility.

  44. Procreate is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad®.

  45. ArtStudio developed and published by Lucky Clan, available to use on iOS and Android platforms only.

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  47. Full-featured graphic design and illustration application created for macOS and iOS.

    Pixelmator Pro 2.3 Adds Smart Subject Selection and... about almost 2 years ago:

    I hate subscription-only software. Pixelmator exceeds my photo editing needs and Graphic has everything I need for vector drawings and illustration. I love 'em both.
  48. Art Set 4 is the extravagant and intelligent Painting and drawing application that facilitates you to create drawings or painting with the help of a variety of different features and functionalities.

  49. Concepts is a digital design sketchbook for iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro and windows 10 devices.

    I'm autistic/ADHD, this is how I record my trips (2g liberty... about 4 months ago

    Concepts - - on a tablet with stylus.
  50. CD

    Comic Draw

    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  51. AS

    Astropad Studio

    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  52. Pixaki is a powerful pixel art creation app for iPad.

  53. Aseprite is an art program dedicated to the creation of pixel art.

    I've been adding more directions to Coco's animations about over 1 year ago

    I use Aseprite. You can see a timelapse of me drawing it in this video.
  54. ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting software solution.

    A 3D Modeler's setup about 7 months ago

    Looks like ZBrush on the main screen.
  55. Hexagon - Box Version

  56. Draw and Design Vector Graphics, Logo, Text, icon in the Cloud.

  57. Paint, draw, and sketch whenever inspiration strikes with the best painting app for iPad Pro. Create art with oil paint, spray paint, airbrushes, paint splatter, crayons, pencils, chalk, markers, charcoal, and pastels.

  58. Sketch Club is a leading art and design app created by blackpawn.

  59. MS

    Manga Studio

    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  60. Graphiter is an easy to use, straight forward, and powerful Sketching App.

  61. A powerful and unique natural media painting program.

    paid Free Trial $109.0 / One-off (1 Computer, Lifetime license within version. )

  62. "SpeedyPainter" is a simple and lightweight painting software.

  63. Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old...

  64. Pixia is a freeware bitmap graphics editor program for Windows, created by Isao Maruoka.

  65. The Best Animation App on Mobile Devices.

  66. I


    This hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet

  67. Paper by FiftyThree App is an immersive sketching app for capturing ideas.