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Adobe Photoshop Elements Alternatives for Linux

Adobe Photoshop Elements is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux 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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ 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.

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

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MyPaint

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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    Glimpse Image Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableGlimpse Image Editor is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Discontinued

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    Drawing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    showFoto

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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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    Corel AfterShot Pro

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    Corel AfterShot Pro is fast, flexible digital photography workflow software that combines powerful photo management, advanced non-destructive editing and complete RAW processing.

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    CinePaint

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Gpaint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  10. Beautify

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • GIMP

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

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