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Anything as simple as MS Paint but a little better


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:48 PM

I wish I had an alternative to M.S. Paint, easy to use, only slightly more options, but not as complicated as anything like Paint.net, or GIMP.  Freeware!  I have been trying LazPaint , Fotografix, and Artweaver, but I cannot make effective use of them.  I CAN very well use MS Paint, but I wish I had easier control of pixel sizes for brushes, and more brush/pencil choices, and better foreground-background color control.  I'm interested in all suggestions.  Preference is for small, easy to use, and portable---- and of course, freeware.

 

 

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Vistablet PenPad graphical pen & tablet.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:32 AM

You could try Photoscape here.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php


Edited by GB2064, 31 March 2014 - 12:34 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:20 PM

You could try Photoscape here.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

I agree, I have found photoscape useful and not too difficult - I'm sure there must be stuff it doesn't do that the big ticket programs do but so far it has done a really good job for me.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:51 PM

Just to add http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000760.htm


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#5 cafejose

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for those answers.

 

I have found and soon used Smoothdraw version 4.0.?, from the downloaded zip form.   It works very well except for a few minor difficulties.   I have used it for "painting" or drawing. 



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:06 PM

Lotta free and fairly easy tools out there. Just takes a little experimenting to master them.

Besides using Vista and Windows7 Paint, I also have success with

http://pho.to/editor/
http://pixlr.com/editor/
http://www.lunapic.com/editor/
http://ipiccy.com/editor
http://fotoflexer.com/
 



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

Nice list.  The descriptions seem like those are fancy complicated programs.  Some still might be worth checking.  I somewhat remember trying pixlr which slowlane referred, which was a good one (until the computer on which I installed stopped working).  As I said, I finally found and occasionally been using SmoothDraw, which seems to be a very simple program, so easier to learn. 



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

I say for simplicity both MyPaint and Paint.NET are simplistic an get the job done.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:35 AM

Lotta free and fairly easy tools out there. Just takes a little experimenting to master them.

Besides using Vista and Windows7 Paint, I also have success with

http://pho.to/editor/
http://pixlr.com/editor/
http://www.lunapic.com/editor/
http://ipiccy,com/editor
http://fotoflexer.com/
 

Try fotoflexer, it doesn't take much time to learn how to use. Other ones are dificult to use or not much better than native paint.


Edited by davissmith, 29 July 2014 - 02:48 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

I wish I had an alternative to M.S. Paint, easy to use, only slightly more options, but not as complicated as anything like Paint.net, or GIMP.  Freeware!  I have been trying LazPaint , Fotografix, and Artweaver, but I cannot make effective use of them.  I CAN very well use MS Paint, but I wish I had easier control of pixel sizes for brushes, and more brush/pencil choices, and better foreground-background color control.  I'm interested in all suggestions.  Preference is for small, easy to use, and portable---- and of course, freeware.
 
 
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http://www.irfanview.com/
control of pixel sizes for brushes and more brush/pencil choices free and portable
http://www.mitalia.net/irfanpaint/
The IrfanPaint tools: Arrow, paintbrush, eraser, clone brush, color replacer, text tool, line, arrow-line, ellipse, rectangle, fill, color-picker, rotate, measure, brush settings, tooltips, about.

Edited by shanepearce, 27 January 2015 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

You could try Photoscape here.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

That program is about as useful as teats on a bull. 
It's WORSE than MS-PAINT !






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