PaintTool SAIfor Windows



Creating and designing art

SAI is a software designed for creating and editing art. It focuses on painting and drawing and offers unique quality and elaborate tools to help you unleash your creativity.

Unleash the artist within

Choose from a range of color templates that turn your drawings into more professional-looking pieces.

Let your creativity run wild with this professional drawing and painting software. You can create stunning digital artwork with a variety of tools to help you design and polish off your work. Mix colors in your palette and get the perfect hue for your artwork.

Use the pen, watercolor, airbrush and eraser to enhance your drawings. Each of these can be customized to your preferred size and softness. You can also change the pressure of your drawing tool to create variation in the lines you draw. There are loads of unique ways to utilise the tools you’re given. Save your preferred settings and use them in your next art session, or discard them and create something new.

SAI lags behind other graphic design software, however, as it has very limited photo editing tools. You can change the brightness, contrast, hue and saturation on your imported photos, but the app only goes as far as this. It’s important to remember that the software isn’t designed for all-round graphic editing, as the focus is heavily placed on drawing and painting.

Where can you run this program?

SAI is only available for Windows desktop and tablets that run on Windows operating systems.

Is there a better alternative?

This software has some impressive features for avid artists who want to create digital pieces. It has a clear focus on drawing and painting but lacks other graphic design features. You can try FireAlpaca for more photo editing tools and accessibility from other operating programs.

Our take

SAI puts the brush in the artist’s hands and gives them more control over their creations. It has a high attention to detail and offers high-quality graphics.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you want to play around with their drawing tools and palettes, SAI is a good option. It’s worth a download, whether you’re a professional or want to try your hand at some painting. It’s probably best to look at alternatives if you want a more integrated graphic design app.


  • Smartpen compatible
  • Focus on painting
  • Color templates
  • Attention to quality


  • Only available on Windows
  • Can't edit text or gradient
  • Limited editing tools

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PaintTool SAIfor Windows


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