Alternatives to GIMP for all platforms with any license

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  • 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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    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...

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

    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...

    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/
  • 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 for iPhone, iPad and Android. ...

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