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Is there a Paint.NET alternative?

I want to crop, maybie highlight some of the picture and be able to save in jpg. I want a program that is easy to use. I tried Gimp but it was way hard to use.

My question is are there any easy to use image editing programs.

I dont want

A Ubuntu replica of the windows paint. Or something that looks like it came from windows. Or something that is made for kids.

I want a real program!

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Shutter Install shutter

It's a awesome program used for editing and annotating images.

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Pinta Install pinta


It's description seems to match your desires ;-)

Pinta is a drawing/editing program modeled on Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to the GIMP for casual users.

Features include:

Adjustments (Auto level, Black and White, Sepia, …) Multiple layers Unlimited undo/redo Drawing tools (Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, …)

It's in USC too so a mere sudo apt-get install pinta works too.

  • Well a program that can use layers isn't a simple easy to use program, I'm trying "shutter" now... – Alvar May 21 '11 at 13:52
  • +1. first thing that came to my mind as I read this question :) – Vicky Chijwani May 21 '11 at 14:21
  • Yeah shutter. That was my first choice too. – David Rando May 21 '11 at 15:15
  • Shutter is actually very easy to use, the screenshot isn't that create, I thought it would be more like gimp. – Alvar May 21 '11 at 18:43

KolourPaint Install kolourpaint4

KolourPaint is a simple drawing and image editing application for KDE. It aims to be easy to use, providing a level of functionality targeted towards the average user. It is ideal for common tasks such as drawing simple graphics and touching-up photos.


  • I don't want a Ubuntu cpoy of paint I want real program, sorry – Alvar May 21 '11 at 18:56
  • @Alvar: you did not add that requirement in first instance. This is a real program, I can open it and view its source. – Lekensteyn May 21 '11 at 19:01
  • It looks like paint in windows! :( – Alvar May 21 '11 at 21:03
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    @Alvar: you must have had a very bad experience. Anyway, look forward, leave history behind you. – Lekensteyn May 21 '11 at 21:50
  • paint isn't that bad if you copy-paste a screenshot, but if you draw, then it's just huge pixels. – Alvar May 27 '12 at 13:41

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