Alternatives to Acorn for all platforms with any license

  • GIMP icon


    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS ... Xfce

  • Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Paint.NET icon


    Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers...

    Free Windows

  • Krita icon


    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Autodesk Pixlr icon

    Autodesk Pixlr

    Pixlr is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth. Then...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • Pinta icon


    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Pixelmator icon


    Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit...

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Microsoft Paint icon

    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft...

    Free Windows

  • Photoscape icon


    Free, but very high quality photo editing software, that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • GIMPshop icon

    GIMPshop Discontinued

    GIMPshop is essentially Gimp with some cosmetic changes. The Gimp’s menu structure and naming conventions are a constant source of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Adobe Photoshop Express icon

    Adobe Photoshop Express

    Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Seashore icon

    Seashore Discontinued

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text...

    Open Source Mac

  • Aviary Photo Editor icon

    Aviary Photo Editor

    Aviary Photo Editor is a fun and simple way to make beautiful photos in seconds. Use professionally designed filters, creative...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely FREE download, in...

    Free Mac Windows

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements icon

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Corel PaintShop Pro icon

    Corel PaintShop Pro

    PaintShop Pro is a photo editor with additional organizing capabilities, including keyword tags, auto sorting and facial recognition.

    Commercial Windows

  • Sumo Paint icon

    Sumo Paint

    Sumo Paint is a powerful image editor with a long-standing history as a fully capable Photoshop clone in the browser. Being designed...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • Artweaver icon


    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your...

    Freemium Windows

  • GimPhoto icon


    GimPhoto is GIMP binary hacked to emulate Adobe Photoshop gui. with new menu layout, great selection of plugins, and many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Photoline icon


    Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Fotor icon


    Get ready to take your photos where no photo has gone before with Fotor. Some photos deserve special attention on a full screen. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT ... Windows Phone Kindle Fire

  • PicsArt  icon


    With PicsArt, you can transform your photos into works of art using dynamic creative tools—all with the tip of your finger and all...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

  • PicMonkey icon


    PicMonkey is a feature-rich online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Microsoft Expression Design icon

    Microsoft Expression Design Discontinued

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics...

    Free Windows

  • GraphicConverter icon


    GraphicConverter is computer software that displays and edits Raster graphics files. It also converts files between different formats....

    Commercial Mac

  • XnRetro icon


    XnRetro allows you to create stunning images with vintage or instant effect.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad

  • Photopea icon


    Photopea is an online photo editor, which can open, edit and save PSD and XCF - Photoshop and Gimp files. You can convert between PSD...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

  • Serif PhotoPlus icon

    Serif PhotoPlus Discontinued

    PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos;...

    Freemium Windows

  • PixBuilder icon


    Free Photo Editing Software for PC PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images...

    Free Windows

  • Photogene icon

    Photogene Discontinued

    Photogene is the ultimate tool for all your photo editing needs: - It's a full featured photo editor.? - Supports exporting and...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Super PhotoCut icon

    Super PhotoCut

    Super PhotoCut interactive cutout tool separates a detailed foreground object from photos and remove image background for Mac. With...

    Commercial Mac

  • Photo Raster icon

    Photo Raster

    The Photo Raster is online photo editor with advanced features for photo editing and painting. The Photo Raster is powered by WebGL...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • PhoXo icon


    PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features...

    Open Source Windows

  • PixelStyle icon


    PixelStyle Photo Editor for Mac is an all-in-one photo editing and graphic design software, providing professional high-quality photo...

    Freemium Mac

Acorn Comments

Wow, this thing is the sh1t. I have been using open source ...

Comment by nyeates
about Acorn Jun 2011

Wow, this thing is the sh1t. I have been using open source seashore and livequartz, but really they both lack. Acorn seems to have it all, is familiar to photoshop users, even many similar keyboard shortcuts. It is very intuitive, just works how you think it should, little thought involved.

There is now a free version of Acorn, that you can use for forever. Some advanced features are missing in the free, though you get to try them for 14 days. What an awesome way to sell your product, while also providing a free resource to the world.

Get this if looking for a mac image editor less burdonsome than photoshop, but still capable.


Much more useful to me than Photoshop or Gimp because I can ...

Comment by bioadam
about Acorn Jun 2011

Much more useful to me than Photoshop or Gimp because I can actually figure out how to use Acorn. This is the image editor for non-professionals.