Alternatives to Artweaver 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

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    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Adobe Photoshop

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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

    Free Windows

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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...

    Free Windows

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

    Freemium Mac Windows

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

    Free Personal Windows

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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

  • 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 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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    Corel PaintShop Pro

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

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • 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

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    Verve Painter

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

    Free Windows

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    Gimp Paint Studio Discontinued

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GIMP

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    Microsoft Expression Design Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

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    In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once...

    Free Windows

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    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

  • Gimp Painter icon

    Gimp Painter

    GIMP with modified and enhanced workspace focused on painting.

    Open Source Mac 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

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    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1....

    Commercial Windows

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    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

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

    Freemium Mac

  • FotoSketcher icon


    Turn your photos into beautiful paintings, sketches or drawings in seconds. FotoSketcher is a 100% free program which can help you...

    Free Windows

Artweaver Comments

Not bad

Positive Comment by impossible
about Artweaver Jul 2013

I agree that it does have the familiar Photoshop look but much more simplified, gets the simple editing done, and is fast. I would recommend it to those looking for a simple editor besides your standard windows paint. Although I liked it, I am looking for a much more complex and in depth set of tools to blend and such. There is a paid version to this, I'm such It is much better and may have those features but at the moment I am looking for free alternatives.


I have tried almost all of the Photoshop alternatives and m ...

Comment by bitchinmona
about Artweaver Jun 2011

I have tried almost all of the Photoshop alternatives and most are disappointing because either they are too basic, the interface is unappealing, it doesn't work with enough image formats, or any other of a zillion reasons they're just not Photoshop.

Of all the alternatives, the ones I've used the most are GIMP and Artweaver. GIMP was my alternative of choice for years. I created entire arsenals of website graphics using GIMP (and never once forgot that it wasn't Photoshop). It was adequate.

I don't remember how I first became aware of Artweaver, but the look and feel is so far ahead of GIMP, it's like comparing a Mercedes CL600 and a Honda Civic; they'll both take you where you need to go, but I'm pretty sure you'll be a lot more comfortable with the Mercedes.

Artweaver shares the look and feel of Photoshop; those who are familiar with Photoshop won't have much trouble acclimating to Artweaver. It doesn't have the breadth and depth that Photoshop has with respect to filters, etc. but for the basic user who needs to do some general image editing it'll be more than equal to the task.

I literally use Artweaver every day at least a few times. It has become an indispensable tool in my daily workshed and I'm thankful that I have it. I encourage everyone to try it out and when they love it like I do, I remind them to tell others about it. If we can build a robust community of users, maybe downloadable goodies like filters will be more widely-available.