Alternatives to GIMP for all platforms with any license

  • Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • It's all way better. gimp constantly mess the workflow and functionality unstable. my mouse sometimes won't click anything in gimp popup interface. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Paint.NET

    Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and...

    Free Windows

    • Much simpler to master for the occasional user Guest • 3 days ago 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • It is easy to use and has many useful features. It focuses on creating your art and not on making tons of configurations like Gimp or Photoshop. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Krita lacks a selection tool that is pixel accurate. It's impossible to select a range of i.e. 200px*400px. In Krita you have to guess. Guest • Dec 2016 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...

    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
    • Doesn't have many of the expected editing functions compared to it's base: Paint.NET Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Affinity Photo icon

    Affinity Photo

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    PhotoFiltre

    PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve.

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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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...

    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
  • Polarr icon

    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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    Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the https://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-creative-suite/
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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. We‘ve got your back(up): Upload photos and videos from...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • 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

    • Lots of features but has an easy to understand and modern user interface. Guest • Nov 2016 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 multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the...

    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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  • Artweaver icon

    Artweaver

    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work. You can create sketches from photos and experiment with a wide range of brushes. The brush...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Acorn icon

    Acorn

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.

    Commercial Mac

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    FireAlpaca

    FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely FREE download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for...

    Free Mac Windows

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

    Commercial Mac 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 for the browser, it's accessible on practically any system and loads much faster than most...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • Fotor icon

    Fotor

    Get ready to take your photos where no photo has gone before with Fotor. Some photos deserve special attention on a full screen. Fotor’s powerful desktop photo editor is the real deal and it has all the tools you need to make...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT ... Windows Phone Kindle Fire

  • Photoline icon

    Photoline

    Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and compositing in RGB, CMYK, and Lab modes. Full vector editing, DTP features, and a HSV/HIS...

    Commercial Mac 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 traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. It is intended to be used in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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  • LazPaint icon

    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.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    • Cool render features, minimal but complete UI Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • PicMonkey icon

    PicMonkey

    PicMonkey is a feature-rich online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth Whiten, Blemish Fix, Weight Loss. Effects like Orton, Cross Process, Color Boost, with drag and drop...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Hornil StylePix icon

    Hornil StylePix

    Hornil Stylepix, or simply StylePix, is a graphics editing program with a number of advanced features. StylePix is an acronym for Style Pictures. This means your pictures with nice style. If you have no experience, you can easily...

    Freemium Windows

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    Verve Painter

    Verve (Dictionary: Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition...) is the result of a curious idea I had to try using the graphics hardware to run a fluid dynamics simulation....

    Free Windows

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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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  • Tux Paint icon

    Tux Paint

    Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    PhoXo

    PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch processing, and a wide variety of useful and...

    Open Source Windows

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    Paintstorm

    Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style. .

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

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GIMP Comments

Great alternative 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by JeffersonPlane
about GIMP Apr 2016

You will be amazed how awesome this software is. A lot of premium features simillar to phtoshop. ut it's totally free. So you can enjoy all this functionality and not pay money.

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it's fine 3 Helpful

Comment by gregzaid
about GIMP Mar 2016

i think that for a free software is quite good but i think photoshop is way better.

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GNU creation

Comment by GordonNelson
about GIMP and Adobe Photoshop Oct 2015

After using that software I bought Adobe Photoshop

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Remarks -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by mohammadghasemi
about GIMP Jul 2015

heavie dependencies

[Edited by mohammadghasemi, July 25]

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Incorrectly labeled license

Comment by HackedChicken
about GIMP and GIMPshop Mar 2015

Gimp and Gimpshop are listed here as "free". They both should be listed as "open source".

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Best Free Program ever 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by mrmariofan20themovieguy
about GIMP Feb 2015

i love this program, i use everyday, it's very easy to use
i rate 9/10

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New version of GIMP rocks! 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Beduin
about GIMP Aug 2012

I've just recently installed the new version of GIMP - 2.8, and I already love it. The previous 2.6 did what I wanted anyway. But this one does even more and in much smoother convenient way. 10 out of 10. Who needs to pay hundreds of bucks for PS now (except for those involved in professional pre-print routine)?

I use it in Windows and Linux and it works pretty much the same in either environment.

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gimp best 1 Helpful

Comment by muggo
about GIMP Mar 2012

not worth paying for PS, because it is GIMP :)
kartony

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Professional use 1 Helpful

Comment by EmasXP
about GIMP Jul 2011

I use GIMP professionally at my job. We use only open source software, so I had to learn GIMP instead of Photoshop. There was a pretty steep learning curve, but I will never touch Photoshop today. I still miss some things like layer effects though, but I think GIMP wins in the end. I know it is a bit different and frustrating to get a grip on. I believe that everyone should give GIMP a honest try before thowing it into the trash can.

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Great piece of software for those of us not wanting to fork ... 1 Helpful

Comment by DaveSimonH
about GIMP Jun 2011

Great piece of software for those of us not wanting to fork out for photoshop, and/or illegally obtain it and end up with system full of viruses & trojans.

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When I'm on the clock, I'm using Adobe Photoshop - still th ... 1 Helpful

Comment by peterstaack
about GIMP Jun 2011

When I'm on the clock, I'm using Adobe Photoshop - still the king of the raster graphics editors, IMO. But, for my own personal usage, I've really taken a liking to GIMP. PS CS5 has actually been giving my computer a little grief, every so often, while every iteration of GIMP has always been rock solid. It's a little easier on the system resources, and man... I do like the price tag of $0.00.

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If it wasn't for the layer handling, I could bring myself t ...

Comment by DanMan
about GIMP Jun 2011

If it wasn't for the layer handling, I could bring myself to use it. But being raised on Photoshop (yes, there, I've said the bad word) that part feels really awkward.

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Oh GIMP how I love your silly name, impossible-to-draw-a-st ...

Comment by karlwhenry
about GIMP Jun 2011

Oh GIMP how I love your silly name, impossible-to-draw-a-straight-line and lack of 'stroke', but still blows everything but Potatoshop out of the water. Developemnt seems slower recently

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Never took the time to actually use it but I've seen it bei ...

Comment by mostwanted
about GIMP Jun 2011

Never took the time to actually use it but I've seen it being used and I think it suffices for general image editing, at least from what I've seen. Takes sometime getting use to.

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