Jump to content

Best Paint.net alternative for Mac?


Recommended Posts

Hi,

I have been an avid paint.net user for a very long time. However, I recently upgraded my PC to a Mac. But unfortunately, paint.net does not have a Mac alternative. Do you know any good alternatives to paint.net that are extremely similar and able to work on Mac? Thanks in advanced.

-Titan38

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're not the only one in this predicament, ex. http://lifehacker.co...ould-be-on-macs

The best recommendation I have is, honestly, to buy a copy of Parallels Desktop, http://www.parallels.com , and run Paint.NET in its emulated environment. They make it so that the Paint.NET window looks like an app that's running on your Mac desktop. Imagine taking a screenshot of your Mac desktop, then pasting in a screenshot of just Paint.NET, and there you go.

Performance is good. It works pretty well and will also let you run any other Windows software that you may need or prefer to use.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

forumSig_bmwE60.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're not the only one in this predicament, ex. http://lifehacker.co...ould-be-on-macs

The best recommendation I have is, honestly, to buy a copy of Parallels Desktop, http://www.parallels.com , and run Paint.NET in its emulated environment. They make it so that the Paint.NET window looks like an app that's running on your Mac desktop. Imagine taking a screenshot of your Mac desktop, then pasting in a screenshot of just Paint.NET, and there you go.

Performance is good. It works pretty well and will also let you run any other Windows software that you may need or prefer to use.

Thanks a lot, I will consider that as a pretty good option.

Do you know if you guys are working on making a Mac version sometime in the near future?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From the FAQs:

(1) Will it ever be ported to Mac OS, Linux, or any other operating system?

(2) What about Mono support? Wouldn't that be really easy?

We will not be doing any work to directly support Mac OS, Linux, Mono, or any other platform. We are doing this in order to focus on the best quality and support for the platform that we develop on: Windows with .NET. Also, we simply do not have the resources or expertise to do any of this work.

EDIT: You could always try GIMP, however. Its UI can be a bit confusing at first, but once you bet used to it, it has many similar features to Paint.NET.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks a lot, I will consider that as a pretty good option.

Do you know if you guys are working on making a Mac version sometime in the near future?

It will never happen.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

forumSig_bmwE60.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...