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    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.

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    • It is probably the closest alternative to Adobe Photoshop, at least from those I know. For me personally too complicated but if you know how to use it, you can do many things you can do with Photoshop too. What I also noticed is that it loads very quickly on Linux. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, rich of feature, good performance, many tutorial, anything it's lack can be cover with plug-in. The best for free software. JatieDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is a powerful, yet fairly lightweight platform for general image editing. It runs on many platforms, including some obscure Linux distributions. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The technology in GIMP really is stellar. There are tutorials all over the web for accomplishing just about everything you can imagine. Photoshop is a great piece of software, no doubt. But with their change to Cloud licensing GIMP is just that much more enticing. I *highly* recommend GIMP. ustamillsOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • it are said to be Free Software; has the Paths Tool on which works perfect to create complex drawings with a mouse peripheral on a desktop computer; DarkSystemCDApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp is the best photo editor, and Photoshop does not compare with its glitches with it. dan777May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't support CMYK, or if it does I couldn't find it, and I looked hard. Also, despite my best efforts, couldn't select more than 1 layer at a time (without creating a group and putting all the layers in that group) and working with text was insanely labor intensive. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's all you want. you just need to know how to edit with it and you're set! no money spent! netikrasbananasApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It does not work directly on CMYK images or save them on this mode. It also priorizes its own file format instead of work directly with other file formats instead of "exporting" them, causing GIMP to be not so practical as Photoshop for multiple files at the same time. The interface also takes too much space of the screen and some tools have no obvious utilization shortcuts. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

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    • It's kinda more intuitive to use than GIMP (which is a briliant PS alternative too) interface-wise, and supports CMYK out of the box if one needs it. As of version 3.1 it has pretty advanced support for animation, including opacity curves (GIMP fails completely in that field, animathing anything is a major PITA in it) AtoshiDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I was working with PS since v1.3! Since they started the Creative Cloud versions, they deliver no more quality, so I was looking for a alternative to PS, like Paint.net is. I compared MyPaint, Pixlr, GIMP, Krita and some more, but Krita was the best for me. Easy to switch from PS, no unstable App, can read PS files, and supports privacy by default (a big problem with PS and Pixlr). gaengschterFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It is basically the same. Same tools and interfaces. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Much easier to use than other PS alternatives and fairly intuitive. kristinastarckApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Clean UI and easy to use. I don't think it's as refined as GIMP but still a great alternative. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • While I like GIMP this is much simpler in design and easier to use. brandonyarvisJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is one of the few programs with an airbrush. The only quarrel I have is the color-picker. I prefer the style of color picker/custom color designer in Paint. Otherwise,Krita just boogies right along. Best free art program I've found, between it and IrfanView. I'm golden! clydelymanMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Polarr

    From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr Photo Editor is the most versatile and powerful online photo editor in the web.

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    • Free version is the most capable offline editor available in Chromebook. Excellent masking tools in paid version. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Seashore

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

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.1.9 and 0.5.1, released in 2007 and 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Livebrush

    Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and other motion controls. By combining...

    Free Mac Windows Adobe AIR

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the Facebook page.
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    photivo

    Photivo is a multi platform photo processor for RAW and bitmap images with 16 bit precision. Photivo tries to give the user as much control as possible to express his...

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    LazPaint

    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can interoperate with MyPaint, Gimp and Krita....

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    SketchPort

    SketchPort is an online drawing community with free software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Draw, chat, vote, be inspired, be challenged and earn badges!

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    ImageJ

    ImageJ is a public domain, Java-based image processing program developed at the National Institutes of Health. ImageJ was designed with an open architecture that...

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