Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for Linux with any license

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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 desktop platforms. HIGHLIGHTS User Interface - An intuitive...

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    • I was working with PS since v1.3! Since they start the Creative-Cloud-Versions, they deliver no more quality, so I was looking for a alternative to PS, like Paint.net is. I compare 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'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
    • 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
    • This one is great, altough laggy at the current version. Really makes you remember that Photoshop is not a painting software. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MyPaint

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

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    • MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Pinta

    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows. On Windows, Pinta requires the...

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    • Discontinued Last release from March 1st, 2015. See https://pinta-project.com/pintaproject/pinta/releases/1-6
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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.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Chrome

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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...

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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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    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. LazPaint has been written with Lazarus / Free Pascal and BGRABitmap.

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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 creativity and to allow flexible adjustments for the various needs...

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    Luminance HDR

    Luminance HDR (ex-Qtpfsgui) is an open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.2.1, released in January 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
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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 provides extensibility via Java plugins and recordable macros. Custom...

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    Bloom

    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer. Bloom is the first editor to allow true non-destructive editing. Every filter...

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    • It has many photo editing tool, layers support, tablet support and amazing PSD support. GargantulaKonFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Photopea

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

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    Pixeluvo

    Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks, cropping and resizing, to complex photo montage with multiple layers, masks and effects.

    Freemium Windows Linux

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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!

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Gimp Paint Studio

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP. The goal of GPS is to...

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
  • PencilSheep

    Layers, filters, layer styles, adjustment layers, masks, selections, brushes, undo/redo, graphics tablet support, raw file import, etc. Interactive filter layers Full GPU acceleration Full HDR support.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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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.

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    showFoto

    ShowFoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project. It runs without digiKam images database support, but provides all Image Editor functions.

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    MAGIX Photo Designer

    Optimize your digital pictures the way you usually do: adjust color and brightness, correct image sharpness and lighten precisely defined areas. With just a few clicks, you can crop, rotate, mirror, and edit your photos in detail. You...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v7, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Pixelitor

    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of...

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    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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    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.
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    TiltShift Generator

    TiltShift Generator is a web service that adds cool camera effect to your picture on the fly. It's published as a free web service and AIR app.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPhone

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    Fotowall

    Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.