Alternatives to Photoscape 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

    • Too much!! bad interface, annoying, not at all an alternative to Photoscape! Photoscape is perfect and a reason to use Microsoft Windows. Guest • Dec 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

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    FastStone Image Viewer

    FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome...

    Free Windows

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  • 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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    JPEGView

    JPEGView is a small and fast viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. On-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing to adjust typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, contrast and local under-/overexposure.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • 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 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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    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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    gThumb

    gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. * View EXIF data...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

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  • Aviary Photo Editor icon

    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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    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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    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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  • 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

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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 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

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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 icon

    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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  • NexusImage icon

    NexusImage

    NexusImage is a simple image viewer program. supported formats: JPEG, Bitmap, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, WMF, EMF

    Free Windows

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    Free Opener

    Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80 different file formats including Microsoft Office Files (.doc...

    Free Windows

  • Corel AfterShot Pro icon

    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

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    Universal Viewer

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are: Images: all major graphics formats: JPG BMP ICO GIF PNG WMF TIFF PSD..., over 40 formats. Also RAW images from 400+ cameras are...

    Freemium Windows

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Photoscape Comments

Latest version loaded with adware

Negative Comment by McLovin
about Photoscape Feb 2015

I used to really like this program, I thought it was great, but then I updated to the latest version, and it has this nasty little piece of adware in it called "roll around" the sounds innocent enough (though there is nothing mentioned about it in the install, and yes I do custom installation, and read everything in the agreements and everything else, I'm Linux programer, so I'm not stupid when it comes to these things), but as soon as you open your web browser, you're slammed with so many pop-overs, pop-unders, ads "rolling in" all over the screen, it's ridiculous.
I say stay away from this one, as far as you can!

[Edited by McLovin, February 21]

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Great APP

Positive Comment by NightHeron
about Photoscape Jan 2013

I dont know how, but the result of photo editing with this tool it's just awesome.
Awesome app for a newbie like me.
Photoscape makes photo editing looks so easy!

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own format plz

Positive Comment by Dudula
about Photoscape Dec 2011

Amazing program but it lacks most important feature: saving projects in own data format :(

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If you like Photoscape's multiple-photo layouts, your next ...

Comment by orblio
about Photoscape Jun 2011

If you like Photoscape's multiple-photo layouts, your next step should be FotoFusion.

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Photoscape: best free & most professional photo-editing app

Positive Comment by em4020
about Photoscape and Paint.NET, Pixlr, Adobe Photoshop Express Jun 2011

Photoscape is in my opinion the best free and most professional photo-editing application, which I know.
If I want to select and to move a text object and change the font size in pictures I have best experience with PhotoScape. Beside many other very useful features you can perfectly select, move and manipulate text objects. This and the framing of text fields is a problem for many other free photo-editing software products as Paint.net, Pixlr, Adobe Photoshop Express, GimpShop or IrfanView. My recommendation for this purpose (e.g. commenting of screenshots) and especially for the professional framing and renaming of large series of photos is Photoscape.

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