Alternatives to Corel PaintShop Pro for all platforms with any license

  • GIMP icon

    GIMP

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku ... AmigaOS Xfce

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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

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom answers the digital photographer’s call for a workflow application that allows photographers to quickly work with raw format images. With Lightroom you can manage all of your photographs; showcase them in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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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
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    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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    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 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
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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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    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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    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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    Pixlr-o-matic

    Add retro effects to your photos in a snap! Turn your photos into cool looking vintage images – editing is as easy as one, two, three. With this fun and simple darkroom app, you can layer filters, lighting and borders to get that...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Facebook

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    Aviary Photo Editor

    Aviary Photo Editor is a fun and simple way to make beautiful photos in seconds. Use professionally designed filters, creative stickers and frames, touch-up tools and more to create and share amazing pics! Features: * Enhance...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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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    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

    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

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    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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    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

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    Zoner Photo Studio

    Zoner Photo Studio is a feature-rich image viewer and image organizer software. It also features many editing functions including 16 bits per color channel. It is one of the first image organizers with support for GPS and 3D...

    Freemium Windows Android Android Tablet

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    PicsArt

    With PicsArt, you can transform your photos into works of art using dynamic creative tools—all with the tip of your finger and all while being discovered by a global community of creatives. .

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

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    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

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    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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    Microsoft Expression Design

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics and creating XAML rather than print graphics. Expression Design is not available as an individual...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued No longer developed, but now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center.
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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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    Photopea

    Photopea is an online photo editor, which can open, edit and save PSD and XCF - Photoshop and Gimp files. You can convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats. .

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

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    Corel AfterShot Pro

    Corel AfterShot Pro is fast, flexible digital photography workflow software that combines powerful photo management, advanced non-destructive editing and complete RAW processing.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Fotografix

    In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once extracted. Despite its size, most of the features I rely on in Photoshop are available. Fotografix...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

Corel PaintShop Pro Comments

Paint Shop Pro in my view may perhaps have pretty well reac ...

Comment by branchau
about Corel PaintShop Pro Jun 2011

Paint Shop Pro in my view may perhaps have pretty well reached its features high watermark with version 8. Later versions marginally improved its capabilities and for sure, except for PSP Photo X2, none of these versions justified the price asked by Corel to upgrade.

The overall look and feel of the Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 however is very well done, and recently Corel (finally) lowered its price at a level where it is now excellent value for money, even as an upgrade from an earlier version.

It's a fun application to use and its learning curve is quite manageable if one is willing to take the time to experiment and work with it using many useful and exiting tutorials offered for free on the Web.

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I personally haven't cared for PSP since version 8. I've p ...

Comment by tracker1
about Corel PaintShop Pro Jun 2011

I personally haven't cared for PSP since version 8. I've purchased every version since v4, loved the changes through 8, but feel the UI was a lateral step in 9, and downhill from there.

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