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Windows 7: Looking for suggestions of Free Drawing/Art programs

31 Mar 2013   #1
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Looking for suggestions of Free Drawing/Art programs

Please don't repeat "I agree, just use Gimp" or other already listed ones.

Hello, I've been looking around for free art software to try of late to replace my elderly paint shop pro 5 from 1998(yes, I still use it). I bought Paint Shop Pro 12... I used it about a week. It is utter garbage. Slow, badly designed, and SLOW. Now I'm looking for alternatives that I don't have to waste money on.

There are so many shareware and freeware sites around anymore that it's very difficult to find anything of value. There are various Top Free Software sites, but they only list a few, which are generally quite outdated. I know of the gimp, I used to know a few others that are no longer free or are very much outdated.

There is a big list of free software, but not everything makes it and this is more useful separated anyway.

List so far

Gimp - GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
Inkscape - Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Real World Cursor Editor - RealWorld Cursor Editor - make animated cursors
Plastic Animation Paper - Plastic Animation Paper - PAP:Pro 4.0 for free
Paint.Net - Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing


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31 Mar 2013   #2
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My girlfriend uses Photoshop these days but back when she used to use free programs she spoke very highly of Gimp and SAI. Although I can't find an official website for SAI...but then again I didn't look very hard.
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31 Mar 2013   #3
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I use Paint.Net allot . It is a good program.
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31 Mar 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

There are good ones in the list, but you asked us not to tell which are good.
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01 Apr 2013   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i agree just use gimp.
there is a free online photoshop site here ...
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01 Apr 2013   #6
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
There are good ones in the list, but you asked us not to tell which are good.
I am after ones that are not on the list to add to the list. I need to try them out for myself anyway whether some think they are good or some don't. This is to find new ones that either aren't well known or that have been skipped over for something else.
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01 Apr 2013   #7
edee

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 

Chasys Draw - http://www.jpchacha.com/chasysdraw/

Every bit as good as Photoshop or Gimp, also compatible with all Photoshop extensions. Latest version is 4.03 and is FREE.
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01 Apr 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

This isn't a full graphics program but can do a few things easier than others can.
IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
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01 Apr 2013   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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