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3-2-29-9 Comparison of raster graphics editors

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Introduction

Raster graphics editors can be compared by many variables, including availability.

List

Proprietary software Free and open-source software
Commercial Freeware
Discontinued

General information

Basic general information about the editors: creator, company, license, etc.

 

Description

Creator

First public release date

Latest stable version

Software license

Ability Photopaint

Graphics editor with some advanced features

Ability Software

March 2001

4

Proprietary

Adobe Fireworks

Alternative to Photoshop targeted at web designers, discontinued after CS6

Macromedia

1998

CS6 / 11.0

Proprietary

Adobe Photoshop

Professional image editor and graphics creation tool

John Knoll, Thomas Knoll

February 1990

CC / 14.0

Proprietary

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Photo editor

Adobe Systems

February 19, 2007

5.0

Proprietary

Autodesk SketchBook Pro

Paint and drawing toolset for use with digitized pen tablets & tablet computers

Alias

2004

2009 ( 3.1 )

Proprietary

ArtRage

Digital paint program for tablet computers

Ambient Design

2013

4.0.6

Proprietary

Artweaver

Emulates physical painting experience on a computer

Boris Eyrich

2002

3.0

Freeware

Bibble

Photo editor and organizer with camera raw file support

Bibble Labs

2000

5.2

Proprietary

Brush Strokes Image Editor

Image editor like Windows Paint

Paul Bird

2004

2.0

Freeware

Chasys Draw IES

Image Editor with layers, animation, icon edit, super-res, batch and camera raw

John Paul Chacha

2001

4.01

Freeware

CinePaint

Moving picture, photo and graphics editor

Robin Rowe

July 4, 2002

2011 (1.0)

GPL

CodedColor PhotoStudio Pro

An bitmap graphics editor and image organizer for Windows pc

1STEIN Corp.

2001

6.2

Proprietary

Corel AfterShot Pro

Photo Management Software with support for a complete RAW workflow

Bibble Labs, Corel

2000

1.2.0.7

Proprietary

Corel Paint Shop Pro

Advanced image editor and graphics creator

Jasc Software

1992

X5 (15.00)

Proprietary

Corel Painter

Made to create natural-looking artistic images

Mark Zimmer, Tom Hedges, John Derry

August, 1991

12

Proprietary

Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Professional image editor and graphics creator with advanced features

Corel Corporation

1992

X6/16

Proprietary

Cosmigo Pro Motion

Pixel and animation editor (8-bit-graphics) made after Deluxe Paint

Cosmigo; J.Zimmermann, L.Gischler, N.Mavrikakis

1997

6.5

Proprietary

darktable

Photography workflow application and raw developer

Johannes Hanika

April 2009

1.4.1

GPL 3

Deluxe Paint

Discontinued basic editor

Dan Silva

1985

5

Proprietary

Deneba Canvas

Graphics editor and creator supporting both raster graphics and vector graphics.It also work on GIS data.

Jorge Miranda, Joaquin de Soto, Manny Menendez

September 1987

14

Proprietary

DigiKam

Free photo organizer and image editor

Renchi Raju, Gilles Caulier

2002

0.9.5 (KDE3) 3.0.0-RC (KDE4)

GPL

DP Animation Maker

Image editor and animation software

DesktopPaints

2011

2.2.2

Proprietary

Erdas Imagine

Advanced remote sensing and GIS ability;
handles multispectral images

ERDAS, Inc.

1980

2013 (11.0)

Proprietary

Fatpaint

Full featured web-based graphic design and photo editing application

Mersica Inc.

2010

1.99.55

Freeware

Fotografix

Freeware, portable image editor

L. Madhavan

April 14, 2009

1.5

Freeware

F-Spot

Image viewer and organizer for GNOME

Ettore Perazzoli

2005

0.8.2

GPLv2

G'MIC

Free command line software for 2D or 3D image processing and visualization

David Tschumperl

October 2008

1.5.7

CeCILL

GIMP

Free image editor and graphics creator

Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis

January 1996

2.8.4

GNU (L)GPLv3+ v2.7+[1]

GimPhoto

Modification of the free and open source graphics program GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), with the intent to be a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Ek Kian

 ?

1.4.3

GPLv2

GIMPshop

GIMP with a GUI similar to Adobe Photoshop

Scott Moschella

?

2.2.11

GPL

GNOME Paint

Simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME.

Rogrio Ferro

 

0.4

GPL

GNU Paint

Free and open source raster graphics editor

Andy Tai

 

0.3.3

GPL

GrafX2

GrafX2 with a GUI similar to Deluxe Paint

Sunset Design (Guillaume Dorme, Karl Maritaud)

1996

2.1

GPL

GraphicConverter

Image viewer, converter, organizer and editor capable of importing around 200 and exporting 80 different image file types. Compatible with many Photoshop plug-ins

Thorsten Lemke

1992

6.6.1

Proprietary

GraphicsMagick

Commandline image converter and editor

GraphicsMagick Group

2002

1.3.15

MIT

gThumb

Image viewer and organizer for the GNOME desktop environment

Paolo Bacchilega

 ?

3.0.1

GPL3

HDR PhotoStudio

HDR (High Dynamic Range Editor) with human vision imaging model

Unified Color

Oct 2009

2.15.37

Proprietary

Helicon Filter

Advanced image editor with a simplified tabbed interface

Helicon Soft Ltd.

August 2004

5.0.28

Proprietary

ImageJ

Image processing program developed at the National Institutes of Health.

Wayne Rasband (NIH)

1997

1.46m

Public Domain

ImageMagick

Command line software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image files

ImageMagick Studio LLC

 ?

6.7.7-7

Apache 2.0

iPhoto

Image organizer and basic editor for OS X

Apple Inc.

2002

8.1.1

Proprietary

IrfanView

Image and video viewer with basic editing functions

Irfan Skiljan

1996

4.23

Freeware

Kolourpaint

 

KDE

2004

1.2.2

GPL

Konvertor

Multimedia converter/editor

Logipole, Jean Piquemal

1998

4.08

Proprietary

Krita

Digital painting oriented free and open source raster graphic editor with vector support. KDE/Calligra based.

KDE

2005

2.7.5

GPL

LEADTOOLS Image Processor

LEADTOOLS Image Processor is a free software graphics application for editing images on Windows 8 devices.

LEAD Technologies Inc.

2012

2.0

Proprietary

MacPaint

Obsolete basic editor

Bill Atkinson

1984

2.0

Proprietary

Microsoft Office Picture Manager

Basic image editor

Microsoft

?

?

Proprietary

Microsoft Paint

Basic graphic creator and editor packaged with Microsoft Windows operating systems

Microsoft

1985

6.1

Proprietary

Microsoft Photo Editor

Obsolete basic image editor for Windows

Microsoft

?

3.01

Proprietary

Mootif

Online JavaScript image editor with a few functions

mootif.com

May, 2006

1.0

Proprietary

MyPaint

Digital painting Application

Martin Renold

March 12, 2005

1.1.0

GPL2

OpenCanvas

 

Portalgraphics

?

4

Proprietary

paint.net

Freeware image editor and graphics creator based on the .Net framework

Rick Brewster, et al.

May 6, 2004

3.5.11

Freeware[2][3]

PaintCAD 4Windows

Freeware graphics editor for pixel-art

Dmitriy Timofeyev aka Blackstrip

March 18, 2012

1.2.2

Freeware

PC Paintbrush

Obsolete basic editor

ZSoft Corporation

1984

5

Proprietary

Pencil (software)

2D graphical animation software.

Pascal Naidon

 ?

0.4.4

GPL

Phatch

Editor for batch processing digital graphics and photographs.

Stani Michiels

 ?

0.2.7

GPL

Photofinish

 

ZSoft Corporation

1993

2

Proprietary

Photogenics

Made to create 32-bit HDRs

Idruna Software Inc.

1995

HDR 7.0

Proprietary

PhotoLine

Image editor with some advanced features

Computerinsel (Germany)

1995

17.10

Proprietary

PhotoPerfect

Image editor with some advanced features

Arcadia Software AG, Joachim Koopmann Software

2002

2.9

Proprietary

Photo Raster

Advanced online photo editor

David Levinsky

2012

0.9

Proprietary

Picasa

Efficient image organizer with basic editing tools, other image effects

Google

2002

3.9.0

Freeware

PicMaster

Has 300 filter effects, slide show, poster printing, mosaics, true 3D, more

Alexander Sabov

December 1999

4.03

Proprietary

Pinta

Mid-level Free and Open Source raster graphics editor, based on Paint.Net

Jonathan Pobst

February 7, 2010

1.3

MIT

PixBuilder Photo Editor

 

WnSoft Graphic Software

June 2005

1.31

Proprietary

Pixel image editor

Image editor based on Adobe Photoshop

Pavel Kanzelsberger

1999

1.0 (beta 7)

Proprietary

Pixelmator

Image editor and graphics creator for OS X

Pixelmator Team ltd.

September 25, 2007

3.0

Proprietary

Pixen

Pixel art and sprite editor for OS X

Open Sword Group

 ?

3.1b2

MIT

Pixia

Originally designed for Anime/Manga art.

Isao Maruoka

1998

4.70d

Proprietary

Project Dogwaffle

Dan Ritchie retired but others continue active development[4]

Dan Ritchie

1997 (?)

2011 (7.0) (1.2 available as freeware)

Proprietary

QFX

Mature and complete image editing package

Ron Scott

~1990

8

Proprietary

Rawstudio

Raw image processor.

Anders Brander & Anders Kvist

 ?

2.0

GPL 2

RawTherapee

Powerful free and cross-platform raw image editor, for developing raw photos from digital cameras.

Gabor Horvath

2006-09-21

4.0.11

GPL

Seashore

Basic counterpart to GIMP, using its XCF format; full support for a few graphics formats

Mark Pazolli

June 2007

0.1.9

GPLv3

Serif PhotoPlus

Complete editor and photo organizer suite; similar features and menus to other software from Serif; available as economy version or in bundle with clipart, effects, public domain image library; made for easy use

Serif

 

X5

Proprietary

Shotwell

Image organizer for GNOME

Yorba Foundation

June 26, 2009

0.12.3

LGPL 2.1

SpeedyPainter

Lightweight OpenGL painting program for Windows

Andrea Buzzelli

May 8, 2012

2.7.4

Freeware

Tux Paint

Drawing program for young children.

Bill Kendrick

June 16, 2002

0.9.21

GPL

TVPaint

2D animation software

Herve ADAM

June 16, 1991

9.5.11

Proprietary

TwistedBrush Pro Studio

Advanced digital paint with realistic artist tools and graphics editing

Pixarra

July 23, 2003

2012 (19.03) (17.24 with fewer brushes available as freeware)

Proprietary

UFRaw

Raw image format processor

Udi Fuchs

 ?

0.18

Free

Ulead PhotoImpact

 

Ulead Systems

?

12

Proprietary

Ultimate Paint

Basic graphics editor based on Deluxe Paint

Joseph Ladanyi, Daniel Szabo

1998

2.88

Proprietary

WinImages

Animation-centric

Black Belt Systems

?

7.5

Proprietary

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

Graphic design program including photo editing and vector illustration tools

Xara

1995 (Windows)

9

Proprietary

XnView

Cross-platform image viewer used for converting, organising and editing graphical & video files.

Pierre-emmanuel Gougelet

1998 (1.06)

2.20 (Windows)/0.64 (Linux, Mac OS X)

Proprietary

XPaint

Simple Drawing program for Unix/X11 with Xaw3d widgets

David Koblas, Torsten Martinsen, Jean-Pierre Demailly

1993

2.8.8

GPL

Zoner Photo Studio

All-in-one editor package

Zoner Inc.

?

11.0 build 8

Proprietary

 

Description

Creator

First public release date

Latest stable version

Software license

Operating system support

The operating systems on which the editors can run natively, that is, without emulation, virtual machines or compatibility layers. In other words, the software must be specifically coded for the operation system; for example, Adobe Photoshop for Windows running on Linux with Wine does not fit.

Windows OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS Other
Ability Photopaint Yes No No No No No No
ACD Canvas Yes Dropped[5] No No No No No
Adobe Photoshop Yes Yes No No No No No
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Yes Yes No No No No No
Aperture No Yes No No No No No
Autodesk SketchBook Pro Yes Yes No No No No No
ArtRage Yes Yes No No No No No
Artweaver Yes No No No No No No
Bibble Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Brush Strokes Image Editor Yes No No No No No No
Chasys Draw IES Yes No No No No No No
CinePaint Version 0.17 only Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
CodedColor PhotoStudio Pro Yes No No No No No No
Corel AfterShot Pro Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Corel Paint Shop Pro Yes No No No No No No
Corel Painter Yes Yes No No No No No
Corel Photo-Paint Yes No No No No No No
Cosmigo Pro Motion Yes No No No No No No
darktable No Yes Yes Yes No No Solaris
Deluxe Paint No No No No No Yes Atari ST, DOS[6]
DigiKam Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Erdas Imagine Yes No No No Yes No No
Fatpaint Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Fotografix Yes No No No No No No
F-Spot No No Yes Yes No No No
G'MIC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Needs X11 Cygnix SkyOS
GimPhoto Yes No Yes No No No No
GIMPshop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GNOME Paint No No Yes Yes No No No
GNU Paint No No Yes Yes No No No
GrafX2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
GraphicConverter No Yes No No No No No
GraphicsMagick Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
gThumb No No Yes Yes No No No
HDR PhotoStudio Yes Yes No No No No No
Helicon Filter Yes No No No No No No
ImageJ Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
ImageMagick Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
iPhoto No Yes No No No No No
IrfanView Yes No No No No No No
Kolourpaint Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Krita Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
LEADTOOLS Image Processor Yes No No No No No No
MacPaint No No No No No No Mac OS[7]
Adobe Fireworks Yes Yes No No No No No
Microsoft Office Picture Manager Yes Yes No No No No No
Microsoft Paint Yes No No No No No No
Microsoft Photo Editor Yes No No No No No No
Mootif Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
MyPaint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
OpenCanvas Yes No No No No No No
Paint.NET Yes No Partial[8] No No No No
PC Paintbrush No No No No No No DOS[7]
Pencil (software) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Phatch Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Photofinish Yes No No No No No No
Photogenics Yes No Yes No No Up to version 5 Pocket PC
PhotoLine Yes Yes No No No No No
PhotoPerfect Yes No No No No No No
Photo Raster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Picasa Yes Yes Up to version 3.0 No No No No
PicMaster Yes No No No No No No
Pinta Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
PixBuilder Photo Editor Yes No No No No No No
Pixel image editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MorphOS OS/2, MorphOS, BeOS, SkyOS, QNX, DOS
Pixelmator No Yes No No No No No
Pixen No Yes No No No No No
Pixia Yes No No No No No No
Project Dogwaffle Yes No No No No No No
QFX Yes No No No No No DOS 3.3 and up
Rawstudio No Yes Yes Yes No No No
RawTherapee Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Seashore No Yes No No No No No
Serif PhotoPlus Yes No No No No No No
Shotwell No No Yes Yes No No No
Tux Paint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
TVPaint Yes Yes Yes No No Up to version 3.59[9] No
TwistedBrush Pro Studio Yes No No No No No No
UFRaw Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Ulead PhotoImpact Yes No No No No No No
Ultimate Paint Yes No No No No No No
WinImages Yes No No No No No No
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer Yes No No No No No No
XnView Yes Yes Yes No No No varying[10]
XPaint No Yes Yes Yes Yes No IBM AIX
Zoner Photo Studio Yes No No No No No No
Windows OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS Other

Features

Selection editing Layers Histogram Scripting HDR Retouching Resizing Noise removal Lens correction Sized Printing Sharpening Color correction Image library Plug-in support[11] Non-destructive editing
Ability Photopaint Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
ACD Canvas Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Adobe Photoshop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Through Mini Bridge) Yes No
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aperture Yes Partial Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Autodesk SketchBook Pro Yes Yes No No No ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
ArtRage Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No ? ? ?
Artweaver Yes Yes No Via plug-in[12] No Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes No Yes ?
Bibble Partial Partial Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Brush Strokes Image Editor Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Chasys Draw IES Yes Yes Yes Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
CinePaint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
CodedColor PhotoStudio Pro Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Corel Paint Shop Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Corel Painter Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Corel Photo-Paint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Cosmigo Pro Motion Yes No No No No Partial Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
darktable No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Deluxe Paint No Partial[13] Partial Yes No Yes Yes No No ? No No ? No ?
DigiKam No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Erdas Imagine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Fatpaint Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
Fotografix Yes Yes No Partial No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ?
GIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes Via plug-in[14] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
GIMPshop Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
GraphicConverter Yes Partial Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Via plug-in Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
HDR PhotoStudio No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes ?
Helicon Filter Partial No[15] Yes No[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
iPhoto No No Yes Partial[17] No Yes Partial Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IrfanView Yes No Yes No No Via plug-in[18] Yes No No ? Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Kolourpaint Yes No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Krita Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
LEADTOOLS Image Processor No No No No ? No No Yes No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
MacPaint Yes No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Adobe Fireworks Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Microsoft Office Picture Manager Partial No No No No No Yes No No Yes No ? No No ?
Microsoft Paint No No No No No Partial Yes No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Photo Editor Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ?
Mootif Partial Yes No No No Yes No No Partial No No ? No No ?
OpenCanvas Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No ? ?
Paint.NET Yes Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
PC Paintbrush Yes No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Photofinish Yes No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Photogenics Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
PhotoLine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
PhotoPerfect Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Photo Raster Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No ?
Picasa No No Yes No Partial[19] Partial Partial No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
PicMaster Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
PixBuilder Photo Editor Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Pixel image editor Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Pixelmator Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Pixia Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
Project Dogwaffle ? Commercial version Yes Partial No Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ?
QFX Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ?
RawTherapee No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Serif PhotoPlus Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
Side Effects Houdini Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes No Yes ?
Tux Paint No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes ?
TVPaint Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ?
TwistedBrush Pro Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Ulead PhotoImpact Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Ultimate Paint Yes No Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
WinImages Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XnView No Partial Partial Yes No No Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
XPaint Yes Partial No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes No
Zoner Photo Studio Yes Partial[20] Yes No[21] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Selection editing Layers Histogram Scripting HDR Retouching Image scaling Noise removal Lens correction Sized Printing Unsharp masking Color correction Image library Plug-in support[11] Non-destructive editing

Color spaces

sRGB Adobe RGB Indexed Grayscale CMYK LAB HSV
Ability Photopaint Yes ? Yes Yes Import only
ACD Canvas Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
Adobe Photoshop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[22]
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Yes Yes ? Yes Import only ? ?
Autodesk SketchBook Pro Yes ? Yes No No
ArtRage Yes ? No No No
Artweaver Yes ? ? ? ?
Bibble Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
Brush Strokes Image Editor Yes ? ? ? ?
Chasys Draw IES Yes No Yes Yes Partial No Partial
CinePaint Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
CodedColor PhotoStudio Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Corel Paint Shop Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[23] Partial[23]
Corel Painter Yes ? No No Yes
Corel Photo-Paint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cosmigo Pro Motion Yes ? Yes Yes No
darktable Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
Deluxe Paint Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes
Erdas Imagine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Fatpaint Yes No Partial Partial Partial No Partial
Fotografix Yes No Import only Import only Import only No No
GIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[24] Partial[23] Yes
GIMPshop Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[24] No Yes
GrafX2 No No Yes No No No No
GraphicConverter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Helicon Filter Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
iPhoto Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
IrfanView Yes ? Yes Yes No
Kolourpaint Yes ? No Yes No
Krita Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
LEADTOOLS Image Processor Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? No
MacPaint No No No Yes No
Adobe Fireworks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Microsoft Office Picture Manager Yes ? ? ? No
Microsoft Paint Yes ? Import only No No No No
Microsoft Photo Editor Yes ? Yes Yes No
Mootif Yes ? Yes Yes No
OpenCanvas Yes ? ? Yes No
Paint.NET Yes No Partial Partial Partial No Partial
PC Paintbrush No ? Yes No No
Photofinish Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Photogenics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PhotoLine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PhotoPerfect Yes Import only No Yes Import only Curve editing only No
Photo Raster Yes No No Partial No No No
Picasa Yes ? Partial Partial No
PicMaster Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
PixBuilder Photo Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Pixel image editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pixelmator Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Pixia Yes ? No No No
Project Dogwaffle Yes ? No No No
QFX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RawTherapee Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Seashore ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Serif PhotoPlus Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
Tux Paint Yes No No No No No No
TVPaint Yes ? No No No
TwistedBrush Pro Studio Yes No No No No No No
Ulead PhotoImpact Yes Yes Yes Yes Import only No Yes
Ultimate Paint Yes ? Yes Yes No
WinImages Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer Yes Partial Partial Partial Partial No Partial
XnView Yes ? Yes Yes Partial No Partial
XPaint Yes No Partial Yes No No No
Zoner Photo Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Partial No
sRGB Adobe RGB Indexed Grayscale CMYK LAB HSV

File support

RAW imports BMP GIF JPEG JPEG 2000 HD Photo PNG TIFF PSD PSP XCF PCX OpenEXR
Ability Photopaint ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ?
ACD Canvas ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
Adobe Photoshop Yes Yes Yes Yes Via plug-in[25] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Partial 6.1 and plug in ( PSS3)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Yes No Via plug-in[26] Yes Via plug-in[27] No Via plug-in[26] Yes Partial[28] ? ? ? ?
Adobe Fireworks ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Autodesk SketchBook Pro ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
ArtRage ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ?
Artweaver No Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Partial No No Yes
Bibble Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
Brush Strokes Image Editor ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No ?
Chasys Draw IES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes No
CinePaint Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Partial No Yes ? Yes
CodedColor PhotoStudio Pro ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Corel Paint Shop Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[29] Yes No Yes
Corel Painter ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[30] Yes Yes No Import
Corel Photo-Paint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Cosmigo Pro Motion ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes
darktable Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Deluxe Paint[31] No ? Yes Yes No Yes No No No No ?
DigiKam Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? No
Erdas Imagine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Import
Fatpaint No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
Fotografix Partial Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Import only No Import only Import only No
GIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[32] Via plug-in[33] Yes Single page only Yes Yes Yes Yes No
GIMPshop ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
GrafX2 No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No
GraphicConverter Partial[34] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[35] Yes
HDR PhotoStudio Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes
Helicon Filter Yes Yes Import Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
iPhoto Yes ? ? Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
IrfanView Via plug-in Yes Yes Yes Via plug-in Via plug-in Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Kolourpaint ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Import Yes
Krita Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Import Yes
LEADTOOLS Image Processor No ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ?
MacPaint No ? No No No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Office Picture Manager ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes First page only[36] No No No Yes
Microsoft Paint No Yes Partial[37] Yes No No Partial[37] Yes No No No No No
Microsoft Photo Editor No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Import
Mootif ? No Import only Yes Import only Yes Import only No No No No
OpenCanvas ? Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes[38] No No ?
Paint.NET Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[39] Yes Via plug-ins[40] Partial No No Yes No
PC Paintbrush ? No Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes
Photofinish ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No Yes
Photogenics ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
PhotoLine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial ? No No Yes
PhotoPerfect Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No layer support Yes No Yes No
Photo Raster No Import Import Yes No No Yes Import No No No Import No
Picasa Yes Import Import Yes No Import No Import No No No
PicMaster No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No
PixBuilder Photo Editor ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ?
Pixel image editor ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes
Pixelmator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Pixia ? Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Project Dogwaffle ? Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No No
QFX ? Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes Yes No No ?
RawTherapee Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No
Seashore ? Partial Partial Yes Partial Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
Serif PhotoPlus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Tux Paint[41] No Yes Import Import No No Yes No No No No No
TVPaint ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
TwistedBrush Pro Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Partial No No Yes No
Ulead PhotoImpact Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Import No Yes
Ultimate Paint ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes
WinImages ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ?
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Import only Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
XnView Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Import Yes Yes
XPaint No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No
Zoner Photo Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Import only Yes Yes Yes Import only Import only No Yes No
RAW imports BMP GIF JPEG JPEG 2000 HD Photo PNG TIFF PSD PSP XCF PCX OpenEXR

See also

References

  1. Jump up ^ "GIMP 2.7 RELEASE NOTES". 2011-04-11. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  2. Jump up ^ http://blog.getpaint.net/2009/11/06/a-new-license-for-paintnet-v35/
  3. Jump up ^ http://www.getpaint.net/license.html
  4. Jump up ^ According to an official message on the developer's home page, the author suspended development of Project Dogwaffle due to religious reasons. Except for the message and a link to the continued development, no download or documentation remain on the website. Third-party shareware developers and vendors online sell licensed actively developed versions of Project Dogwaffle software. Later versions are called PD Pro x (x=version number)
  5. Jump up ^ An older product called Canvas X is available for the Mac
  6. Jump up ^ Deluxe Paint runs on only AmigaOS, Atari ST, and DOS.
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b MacPaint was developed for the classic Mac OS.
  8. Jump up ^ Limited support using Mono
  9. Jump up ^ Linux version is available as freeware
  10. Jump up ^ IRIX, DOS, mobile, iOS in different periods
  11. ^ Jump up to: a b External plug-ins may allow the program to perform some tasks, such as noise reduction or lens distortion, that could not otherwise be done.
  12. Jump up ^ Artweaver does not have scripting by default, but with the Lua Scripting Plug-In, one can add scripting to Artweaver using the Lua programming language.
  13. Jump up ^ There are two: the main page and the swap page.
  14. Jump up ^ Via the GIMP HDR plug-in
  15. Jump up ^ Helicon Filter does not implement layers, but it can insert frames and editable text, and objects from one photo can be brushed into the main photo.
  16. Jump up ^ Although Helicon Filter does not support actual scripting, it is capable of storing and reusing sequences and settings of edits.
  17. Jump up ^ iPhoto can be scripted using Automator and AppleScript.
  18. Jump up ^ IrfanView has basic retouching capabilities via the Paint plug-in that is bundled by default with the application.
  19. Jump up ^ If images are perfectly aligned, Picasa can create a Multi-Exposure Collage which effectively makes a simple HDR with little customization, though brightness has to be corrected afterwards with no bit depth increase.
  20. Jump up ^ Zoner Photo Studio 11 supports one temporary layer.
  21. Jump up ^ Zoner Photo Studio does not actually support scripting, but it can store and reuse sequences of filters with preset parameters (Batch Filter).
  22. Jump up ^ Photoshop requires an optional plug-in from the installation disc to support the HSV color space.
  23. ^ Jump up to: a b c Split to channels
  24. ^ Jump up to: a b Via the Separate plug-in
  25. Jump up ^ Photoshop requires an optional plug-in from the installation disc to support JPEG 2000.
  26. ^ Jump up to: a b Requires the Any File plug-in
  27. Jump up ^ http://www.lightroom-plugins.com/JP2index.php
  28. Jump up ^ To import and work with a multi-layered PSD file in Lightroom, the file must be saved in Photoshop with the Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility preference turned on.
  29. Jump up ^ No layer modes support
  30. Jump up ^ Corel Painter does not support TIFF with LZW compression.
  31. Jump up ^ Deluxe Paint (and almost every other paint package) for versions 3.0 and later of AmigaOS can load and save any file format for which a datatype is registered on the system.
  32. Jump up ^ Native support added in version 2.8
  33. Jump up ^ Requires the JPEG XR plug-in
  34. Jump up ^ Many RAW images can be imported, but are reduced to 8 bits per color channel.
  35. Jump up ^ GraphicConverter requires OS X or later with installed Image Magick application of the Fink package or any other distribution in order to support XCF.
  36. Jump up ^ Microsoft Office Picture Manager and Paint.NET only support TIFF for viewing and editing of the first page.
  37. ^ Jump up to: a b MS Paint doesn't support transparency in GIF or PNG
  38. Jump up ^ PSD is supported only in openCanvas 4 Plus, not regular openCanvas 4.
  39. Jump up ^ Paint.NET 3.08 supports import/export of images in HD Photo lossy & lossless format via a file-type plug-in based on a Microsoft HD Photo specification; it expires on September 1, 2007 or if the Paint.NET version is 3.20 or higher. The developers hope tentatively plan to implement full HD Photo support by version 3.20.
  40. Jump up ^ The free plug-ins needed for JPEG 2000, PSD, and XCF support can be found on Paint.NET's website.
  41. Jump up ^ For the BMP, JPEG and PNG formats, the user is sandboxed in an interface that does not permit file system interaction, including viewing of filenames and the choice of a file's name, type, or location. Files are selected by thumbnails, and may only be loaded from one predetermined directory.

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