Active Pixels Alternatives

    Active Pixels is described as 'has a lot of the same menus and keyboard shortcuts that Photoshop has.It is an excellent photo editor that can be very useful for those cases in which you dont have Photoshop at hand or you just prefer to use a lighter app to perform the same tasks' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Active Pixels for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com, Online / Web-based and Windows S. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Active Pixels are Krita (Free, Open Source), Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Paint.NET (Free Personal) and Photoscape (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.
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    3. Adobe Photoshop is the commercial image editor that set the standard in creative illustration and design work with a sophisticated, layer-based workflow and robust, professional feature set.
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    4. Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.
    5. PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.
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    6. 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, all with the .

      Discontinued

      Microsoft announced that Paint is officially deprecated with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Anyway last version of the program will still be usable in Windows 10.

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    7. 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.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before with an enhanced toolset.

      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 Adobe Creative Cloud

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    8. Enter a world of infinite creativity with the comprehensive photo-editing and graphic design power of PaintShop Pro X8. Accelerate your photo editing with enhanced layers, more precise selection tools, faster brushes and extensive productivity-boosting improvements.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work.
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