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MyPaint

Overview
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MyPaint is free and open source raster graphic editor for digital painters with a focus on painting rather than image manipulation or post processing.

Category

Drawing Tools Free

Features

• Gamut masking color wheel
• "Unlimited" canvas not requiring predetermination of image size
• Dynamic brush library, standalone for integration into third-party applications
• Pressure-sensitive graphic tablet support
• Layer management
• Custom procedural brush engine

License

Proprietary

Price

• Free

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

MyPaint

What is best?

• Gamut masking color wheel
• "Unlimited" canvas not requiring predetermination of image size
• Dynamic brush library, standalone for integration into third-party applications
• Pressure-sensitive graphic tablet support

What are the benefits?

• Convert to normal mode: Allow users to 'bake' the pixels of a layer and render them as a normal blending mode
• Simple: Easy to use software with a clean user-friendly interface
• Infinite: Never run out of room as long as your computer can handle the amount of data
• Aesthetic: Change the background, reduce glare and see transparent spots in the artwork

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Ease of use
7.6
6.7
Features & Functionality
7.4
8.4
Advanced Features
7.5
8.4
Integration
7.6
6.9
Performance
7.5
9.1
Customer Support
7.4
8.8
Implementation
8.7
Renew & Recommend
7.7
Bottom Line

MyPaint is a digital paint editor that allows users to create freehand drawings and paintings by using graphics tablet and a vast variety of digital paint brushes.

7.5
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8.1
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MyPaint is free and open source raster graphic editor for digital painters with a focus on painting rather than image manipulation or post processing. MyPaint is available for Microsoft Windows, OSX, and Linux. MyPaint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters.

It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. Its brush engine is versatile and configurable, and it provides useful, productive tools. The standard brushes can emulate traditional media like charcoal, pencils, ink, or paint.

It’s easy to make expressive, artful new brushes that don’t respond like anything conventional. MyPaint has a custom procedural brush engine optimized for use with pressure-sensitive graphic tablets.

In later MyPaint versions, the engine was broken out into the separately maintained libmypaint library to make it easier to integrate into other applications. MyPaint was created with the goal of being one of the simplest and fastest painting programs in existence.

The interface is deliberately minimalistic and fully controllable with keyboard shortcuts. Users have the ability to change any shortcut command, but it’s designed for you to paint with one hand while the other hand controls the shortcuts.

Beginners will find MyPaint fun and easy to use, but more experienced artists will appreciate its more advanced features, including settings for brush opacity, dabbing, smudging, and tracking. Select brushes using customizable hot keys, which is especially useful when working in full-screen mode. The program's online documentation provides a comprehensive manual as well as a quick-start tutorial. MyPaint uses Open Raster as its default format, but also supports saving images to PNG or JPEG.

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