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

  • Paint.NET icon

    Paint.NET

    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

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MyPaint icon

    MyPaint

    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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Pixelmator icon

    Pixelmator

    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

  • Photoscape icon

    Photoscape

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

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • PhotoFiltre icon

    PhotoFiltre

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

    Free Personal Windows

  • Adobe Fireworks icon

    Adobe Fireworks Discontinued

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • GIMPshop icon

    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

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  • 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

  • Polarr icon

    Polarr

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac

  • FireAlpaca icon

    FireAlpaca

    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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    In Sumo Paint you can find inspiration, remix and create images with friends. Tune photos, create drawings or just fool around...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Photoline icon

    Photoline

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • GimPhoto icon

    GimPhoto

    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

  • 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. ...

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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • LazPaint icon

    LazPaint

    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • SketchPort icon

    SketchPort

    SketchPort is an online drawing community with free software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Draw, chat, vote, be inspired, be...

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

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • JugiPaint icon

    JugiPaint

    JugiPaint is a painting software with diverse sets of tools for various types of illustration work. It provides many standard digital...

    Commercial Windows

  • Fotografix icon

    Fotografix

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

    Free Windows

GIMP Comments

Great alternative

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 1 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 1 Helpful

Comment by GordonNelson
about GIMP Oct 2015

After using that software I bought Adobe Photoshop

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Remarks

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

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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I love free software

Comment by kwokkenneth
about GIMP and MyBrushes Nov 2014

well, I love it since it is free but it you need a more professional one, MyBrushes is the choice.
mybrushes art

[Edited by Venom88, November 26]

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New version of GIMP rocks!

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

Comment by muggo
about GIMP Mar 2012

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

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Professional use

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 ...

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 ...

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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