Open Source Adobe Photoshop Elements Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop Elements is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements are Krita (Free, Open Source), MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source) and Drawing (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 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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      Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop Elements.
      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. ;)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Can do exactly everything that Photoshop elements can, actually even more than what ps elements can do
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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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. 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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    4. 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.

      Discontinued

      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued

      Source: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

    5. A simple drawing application for Linux.
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    6. Pixelsque's goal is to be as simple as possible, while still retaining many powerful features. It works like any standard pixel art editor, with a pen, eraser, and shapes. Pinch zoom and two finger drag can be used to move around the image from anywhere.
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    7. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

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

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    8. 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.
    9. GIMP Beautify is a set of GIMP plug-ins for quickly and easily beautify photo.
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