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  • GIMP icon

    GIMP

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

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

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    Paint.NET

    Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and...

    Free Windows

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    Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms. HIGHLIGHTS User Interface - An intuitive...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome...

    Free Windows

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    PhotoFiltre

    PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve.

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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    Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the https://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-creative-suite/
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    GIMPshop

    GIMPshop is essentially Gimp with some cosmetic changes. The Gimp’s menu structure and naming conventions are a constant source of frustration for users accustomed to Photoshop. gimpshop.com is owned by a greedy domain squatter...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued "It has been five years, the software has stagnated (due in no small part to my becoming discouraged by this one profiteer who trumped me, stole much of my traffic and bumped my site down to the second result when you search for "Gimpshop"). I assumed the guy would just give it up as I sadly let the project stagnate, but that hasn't happened." | Source: http://ask.metafilter.com/144788/What-are-my-intellectual-property-rights-here
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    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 for the browser, it's accessible on practically any system and loads much faster than most...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Artweaver

    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work. You can create sketches from photos and experiment with a wide range of brushes. The brush...

    Freemium Windows

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    Photoline

    Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and compositing in RGB, CMYK, and Lab modes. Full vector editing, DTP features, and a HSV/HIS...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    PhoXo

    PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch processing, and a wide variety of useful and...

    Open Source Windows

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    Fotografix

    In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once extracted. Despite its size, most of the features I rely on in Photoshop are available. Fotografix...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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    Serif PhotoPlus

    PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos; paint and blend with brushes; and export you photos for print, email, and the web. With powerful tools...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows
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    RealWorld Paint

    RealWorld Paint is an free portable image/photo/animation editor. It supports layers with styles and can import and export Photoshop, GIMP and Paint.net images with layers. There are all usual drawing tools and some specialized...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2013.1, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    CinePaint

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Gnome Paint icon

    Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    Open Source Linux

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  • PaintStar icon

    PaintStar

    PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer...

    Free Windows

  • Amazon Paint icon

    Amazon Paint

    Amazon Paint, the industry standard paint system, has been used on such films as Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Monsters Inc, The Matrix, Titanic, The Fifth Element, and Starship Troopers. With an extensive palette of tools in addition to the...

    Commercial Linux

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    • Discontinued The last version, 3.5, was released in May 2002.
  • Pixenate icon

    Pixenate

    Pixenate is the photo editor of choice for photo printing and photo sharing businesses.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Thumba icon

    Thumba

    Thumba is an online service for editing images, full of great features. You can make simple adjustments to your pictures or even apply great effects. All this in a practical way and directly from your browser.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Fhotoroom HDR icon

    Fhotoroom HDR

    Fhotoroom HDR is an easy to use powerful image editor that can take your JPEG's, Digital Camera RAW and High Dynamic Range photos and help you fix exposure, color, and distortion problems or quickly and easily make your photos...

    Freemium Windows

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