Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop 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

    • 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.
      ustamills 10/12/2016
    • Full of features and extremely customizable
      Guest 9/1/2016
    • GIMP is a powerful, yet fairly lightweight platform for general image editing. It runs on many platforms, including some obscure Linux distributions.
      Guest 8/18/2016
    • 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 7/29/2016
  • 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

    • Cuz open-source. But less for editing, while more for painting.
      Guest 3/8/2016
    • 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 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).
      gaengschter 2/24/2016
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    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both.
      Guest 7/4/2015
  • 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

    • For simpler uses than Photoshop, it starts and stops much more quickly. If I want a quick edit (say, Crop, Contrast, and Saturation) it goes much more quickly.
      ustamills 10/12/2016
  • 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

  • Affinity Photo icon

    Affinity Photo

    Professional image editing software for Mac

    Commercial Mac

    • It's a great alternative to PS. Loved PS for years and now I've switched to this. Never looking back!
      Guest 9/6/2016
    • Affinity is probably the best replacement for Photoshop, along with the price only being $50 one time
      Guest 5/30/2016
  • Photoscape icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • 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

  • PhotoFiltre icon


    PhotoFiltre has two series, PhotoFiltre 6 and PhotoFiltre 7 (from version 8, the project was renamed as...

    Free Personal Windows

  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and...

    Commercial Windows

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    Autodesk SketchBook

    Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new...

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

  • 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

    • It does almost everything PS does, and easier. All toolbars easily customizable, can record scripts and add them as toolbar buttons, and is inexpensive to boot!
      Guest 8/17/2016
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    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

  • Polarr icon


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

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

  • PaintTool SAI icon

    PaintTool SAI

    PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy...

    Commercial Windows

  • Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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

    • Limited features and none of the real photoshop features
      Guest 1/21/2016
  • 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

  • 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

  • Acorn icon


    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and...

    Commercial Mac

  • FireAlpaca icon


    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

  • MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

    A lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Free Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • Corel Painter icon

    Corel Painter

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • 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

  • Artrage icon


    A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files. A very...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • Livebrush icon

    Livebrush Discontinued

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

    Free Mac Windows Adobe AIR

  • 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

  • RealWorld Paint icon

    RealWorld Paint Discontinued

    RealWorld Paint is an free portable image/photo/animation editor. It supports layers with styles and can import and export Photoshop...

    Free Windows

  • Xara Designer Pro icon

    Xara Designer Pro

    Xara Designer Pro X10 is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Verve Painter icon

    Verve Painter

    Verve (Dictionary: Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition...) is the...

    Free Windows

Adobe Photoshop Comments

Adobe was EVERYTHING until the CLOUD

Comment by ITSecMedia
about Adobe Photoshop 11 days ago

Go and get the last retail version CS6 and stay with it forever.

The cloud prices for Europeans are the extraordinary RIP-OFF


I am use only Adobe Apps

Comment by 11perfectly
about Adobe Photoshop Aug 2016

I am use only Photoshop and some other Adobe Apps, because I like the interface and functionality. Other free app haven't some functions, that design can be more better.


use it all the time

Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about Adobe Photoshop Jul 2016

I think this works great, for graphic design is perfect, makes my life easier.


really works

Positive Comment by rondapuck1206
about Adobe Photoshop Apr 2016

i think it's definitely worth the money, it works great and has every tool needed.


a must

Positive Comment by robertmu
about Adobe Photoshop Dec 2015

i really like this app, its great for graphic design and works great for me at work. it's a little expensive but i think is worth it


love it

Positive Comment by gregzaid
about Adobe Photoshop Dec 2015

i think this is the best graphic design program because it has every tool needed to work with any material.


Just the basic instrument for work

Positive Comment by GordonNelson
about Adobe Photoshop Oct 2015

My first software purchase and the biggest win. I use that monster to make peoples happy. It make me rich. Must-to-use catefory, allways.


Agree, too pricey

Positive Comment by cmspam18
about Adobe Photoshop Jul 2015

great but really expensive


I really like Adobe Photoshop

Comment by rachelhendersson
about Adobe Photoshop Jun 2015

I really like Adobe Photoshop. It's very reliable and looks good enough. But it's price is just too high for my liking. I searched around and found it on danarou com gift shop site.


Learns Photo Editing

Positive Comment by LPhotoEditing
about Adobe Photoshop May 2015

Super great software!! And also Me and My Team learn all about photo editing from this tutorials


Your shared tools are amazing.

Comment by mirzazamir
about Adobe Photoshop Mar 2015

Thanks my friend, for sharing this amazing tools, it make my work lot easier, i Also add 1 tool in your list known as toolpic which is also a amazing photoshop online alternative, It is same like pixlr, the famous editor but better than that, as it has shortcut effect with animation option. Hope it helps ur users



Comment by StepanBe
about Adobe Photoshop Sep 2014

Amazing photo editor software!


Its very much useful

Positive Comment by fugikitakeshita
about Adobe Photoshop Aug 2014

Its very much useful for me and my job , it makes it very easy for me now.

The one that i also use for my job and i highly recommend is .


Nothing Like it.

Positive Comment by impossible
about Adobe Photoshop and GIMP Aug 2013

Powerful tool I like to use, does the job. But after getting the hang of GIMP you simply like both, im slowly converting to GIMP. Photoshop is heavy :\ but GIMP may not be fully stable. Stuck between both.