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  • Pinta icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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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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    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...

    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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    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 for iPhone, iPad and Android. ...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad

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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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.

Artweaver Comments

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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.

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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.

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