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Open Source Adobe Photoshop Elements Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop Elements is GIMP. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements are Krita, MyPaint, Glimpse Image Editor and Drawing.

Adobe Photoshop Elements alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

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    198 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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    In times your wallet is empty we need programs like this to be able to share and who knows, to sell our knowledge. In other words; to get you back on the track again. ;)

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    Can do exactly everything that Photoshop elements can, actually even more than what ps elements can do

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    Krita

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    133 alternatives to Krita 

    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 within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    MyPaint

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    124 alternatives to MyPaint 

    MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

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    1.  Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportMyPaint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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    Glimpse Image Editor

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    180 alternatives to Glimpse Image Editor 

    Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

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    1.  Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    Drawing

    14 alternatives to Drawing 

    This application is a basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop.

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    showFoto

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    119 alternatives to showFoto 

    You can use it to view your photographs and improve them. Showfoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project.

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    CinePaint

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    95 alternatives to CinePaint 

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

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    The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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    Gpaint

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    87 alternatives to Gpaint 

    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint.

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  9. Beautify

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    110 alternatives to Beautify 

    GIMP Beautify is a set of GIMP plug-ins for quickly and easily beautify photo.

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    scri.ch

    99 alternatives to scri.ch 

    scri.ch is a hackable, open source and minimal drawing tool. Learn more about tips and hacks on http://about.scri.ch/

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