Alternatives to Photoline for all platforms with any license

  • GIMP icon


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

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

  • 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 is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers...

    Free Windows

  • 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 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, 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

  • Microsoft Paint icon

    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft...

    Free Windows

  • Photoscape icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • PhotoFiltre icon


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

    Free Personal Windows

  • Polarr icon


    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

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    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

    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

  • Pixlr-o-matic icon


    Add retro effects to your photos in a snap! Turn your photos into cool looking vintage images – editing is as easy as one, two...

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

  • 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

  • Acorn icon


    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 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

  • 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

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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

  • Sumo Paint icon

    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Artweaver icon


    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your...

    Freemium Windows

  • GimPhoto icon


    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


    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

  • Microsoft Expression Design icon

    Microsoft Expression Design Discontinued

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics...

    Free Windows

  • Fotografix icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Photopea icon


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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

  • Serif PhotoPlus icon

    Serif PhotoPlus Discontinued

    PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos;...

    Freemium Windows

  • GraphicConverter icon


    GraphicConverter is computer software that displays and edits Raster graphics files. It also converts files between different formats....

    Commercial Mac

  • PixBuilder icon


    Free Photo Editing Software for PC PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images...

    Free Windows

  • PhoXo icon


    PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop. Its features...

    Open Source Windows

  • PixelStyle icon


    PixelStyle Photo Editor for Mac is an all-in-one photo editing and graphic design software, providing professional high-quality photo...

    Freemium Mac

  • Pixelitor icon


    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Project DogWaffle

    Project Dogwaffle lets you be creative without the fear of mom or wifey yelling at you because you messed up your clothes again. No...

    Freemium Windows

  • CinePaint icon


    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • PictBear icon


    PictBear is an image editor and paint program that is very friendly toward the beginning user, PictBear is very straightforward and...

    Free Windows

Photoline Comments

For me, the Best alternative to PS

Comment by dutchman
about Photoline and Adobe Photoshop Mar 2015

I am using Photoline since version 7 in 1997. Now we have 18. There are nearly no limits in photo and graphic design. For only 59euro you will find nothing else. Try it by yourself.


Good alternative to photoshop

Comment by blackrhino
about Photoline and Corel PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements, GIMP Feb 2015

For me, it fullfills all my needs in editing my images !


New version 18.00

Comment by GM1968
about Photoline Oct 2013

the new version 18.00 of PhotoLine available now.

You can download this version from
Or visit

Here is a short list:
Distort Tool
Vector Operations
External Programs
Adjustable User Interface Color (dark possible)
and many more ...


Great !!!

Comment by GM1968
about Photoline Feb 2013

For me, one of the best alternatives to Photoshop... For a tenth of the price. It is really great! I advise everyone to try it!

Et en Français !


PhotoLine is really a great software. The GUI is maybe a li ...

Comment by akeller
about Photoline Jun 2011

PhotoLine is really a great software. The GUI is maybe a little bit old fashion but the math behind very well done - unlike competitors, which have a nice graphical interface but no functionality behind. If you need a image-editor for a small money PhotoLine should be the choice. It includes also an image-manager and a RAW-converter. You can create Flash animations and work with vectors. Even more the program is also able to handle small DTP projects. 16-bit and LAB - no question. Layers and non destructive working included. A nice unique feature, use filter in a different color mode without changing the color mode of the picture. There are much more great features to discover - give PhotoLine a try.


This is a seriously underrated (and still quite unknown) ap ...

Comment by christophed
about Photoline Jun 2011

This is a seriously underrated (and still quite unknown) application. Speaking Mac-wise, this is the missing gap (feature-wise) between Pixelmator / Photoshop Elements and a full blown Photoshop itself. It has a lot of features for the money (and it is extremely fast).