Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for all platforms with any license

  • 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.

    • It is probably the closest alternative to Adobe Photoshop, at least from those I know. For me personally too complicated but if you know how to use it, you can do many things you can do with Photoshop too. What I also noticed is that it loads very quickly on Linux. Guest • Jul 2016 • 73 agrees and 18 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP it´s a excelent software, open source, for design. It has all the tools you need to work. In case you need help, there are hundreds of tutorials on the internet that can advise you. ocieladameMay 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Definitely the best open source alternative. In most cases you can do everything you would in Photoshop, I'd say for a vast majority of users it's more than enough. And as someone noted it boots extremely quick on Linux. Guest • Apr 2020 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is not similar enough to Photoshop for someone to get started immediately, but when you do know how to use it, it can be just as powerful as Photoshop in almost every way. Better than paying Adobe $30+ a month for a product that never belongs to you. lazysami00Apr 2019 • 21 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, rich of feature, good performance, many tutorial, anything it's lack can be cover with plug-in. The best for free software. JatieDec 2016 • 40 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is provide all the beginners tools that you will need and more. It is easy to use. Guest • Nov 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's probably good but WAY too hard to learn for beginners. Sorry, but if you need to quickly make some kind of edit, you should use a different program instead. petergriffinDec 2019 • 10 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First: It's the closest software to photoshop that is free. Second: Have a good performance. Third: Easy to learn. LuizCarlos91Jun 2019 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it makes the shot the better one Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • If you area already familiar with Photoshop, GIMP is almost completely alien, even though it can do pretty much anything Photoshop can. It just does things very differently. On the other hand, if this is the first professional editor you use, I think the learning curve is as steep or as lean as Photoshop. Guest • Aug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It works well, and is compatible with linux/macos/win Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Completely free with many plug-ins. socjopatkaxSep 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It takes less time to administrate and update and of course more affordable and can be supported by free will and ability by donations or other contributions and involvement instead of forced upgrades and costly subscriptions where users have nothing to say where the future (or money) goes. NuvendiMay 2018 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have used Gimp for years. I used Adobe and Correl, but Gimp does what I need, and why pay hundreds of dollars for something that was not all that better, or worse in some ways. Guest • Sep 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The best alternative for sure. Time to ditch the greedy corporate overlords. swaggercontraMar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's free... It's powerfull... I edit my photos with that and it's such a beatiful program ^^ It's easy to use and easier to get in than photoshop (my experience) :D Guest • Mar 2019 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its ok because it gets the job dne Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • does about what photoshop does, sometimes more, works for photo editing or videogame texture creation theedevFeb 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Offer most of PhotoShop functionality, if not all, is Free (in both meanings of the word) and, unlike PhotoShop, Isn't limited to MacOS and Windows as operating system. BigoukunMar 2019 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's simply free it may be complicated but you can learn it easily. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 95% of most users photo editing needs are covered by GIMP and its plugins. Guest • Aug 2018 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its got all the features pretty much and it's available on all devices Guest • Aug 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The best free PS alternative, feature-packed and powerful. stephenbarrow895Nov 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For all you LavenderTowners out there, here's your(free!) replacement for adobe photoshop! Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • For a beginner, it might be enough for making simple edits. It might be considered a really simplified alternative to PhotoShop. Yet, considering it for advanced users GIMP might not be sufficient for most cases. PollyZDec 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is good, but it's missing quite a lot of features. Even basics like snapping layers to others is complicated and/or impossible. Development of new features also seems slow. Guest • Aug 2019 • 9 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too much functionality missing to be an alternative to Photoshop. Find out what specific task you are looking to do and find an alternative to Photoshop that does that very thing well. Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very easy to understand and use, it also offers many filters and effects, the vectorial tool is easy to use and it offers many pre-defined brushes to start. This is my favorite program to make art because of it's simplicity and comfort, I'm very pleased to say that this is a really good alternative to Adobe Photoshop. IvannJun 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not have same functions as PS but there are some filters. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is the best that can be used in linux Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The technology in GIMP really is stellar. There are tutorials all over the web for accomplishing just about everything you can imagine. Photoshop is a great piece of software, no doubt. But with their change to Cloud licensing GIMP is just that much more enticing. I *highly* recommend GIMP. ustamillsOct 2016 • 19 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is better as painting software, and rather crappy for photo manipulation Guest • Nov 2018 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'd much rather use Photoshop but I'm on Linux, so no go. GIMP is free and is packed with features but Photoshop is a long way ahead in terms of usability and experience. GIMP does everything I need, it just takes longer and not as intuitive as Photoshop. jakebrumbyJan 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP has remained a broken program, it's move tool still is very troublesome if your cursor is over the layer dock instead of the graphic in the central view. exporting and saving to specific but common file types is overly complicated. many features are counter-intuitive even AFTER you've learned them, unlike in a GOOD graphics program like Krita or Clip Studio Paint. ghostlycoyoteJun 2019 • 3 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free. For basic operations I do I don't want to pay as much. mygamela2Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it are said to be Free Software; has the Paths Tool on which works perfect to create complex drawings with a mouse peripheral on a desktop computer; DarkSystemCDApr 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I don't understand the hype that GIMP is the most powerful alternative to Photoshop? Filters are bad quality and the interface is a stub! There are much more and better (!) alternative Apps that are a real alternative to Photoshop, like Krita or MediaBang, Everyone should check more than one, more than GIMP, before he tell the internet GIMP is the best alternative... because it is not! (But there are some...) Guest • May 2018 • 20 agrees and 21 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimps is very basic... its no way near to adobe Photoshop Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A good program, but the menus are not intuitive, and the startup is somewhat slow. Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Version 2.8: I design graphics for web more than manipulate images. Support for pens is buggy, can't get pressure to be recognized. Slow to load in Windows 10. Zoom: can't use mouse scroll-wheel, limited to 800% makes it hard to work on small icons. Vectors: doesn't load PSD vector layers, converts copy-pasted SVG to raster. Didn't evaluate further as I gave up at that point. I did notice it has good support for multi-resolution .ico files. peterbrandApr 2018 • 7 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is impossible to use for someone who doesn't know how to use the software! Photoshop is 100 times better! GIMP is a piece of trash that should've never been created in the first place! What a joke! Photo retouching? Ha! It can't even color a black and white photo correctly! Don't use it on a Mac or on Windows! It's too much work to learn how to use the software! Again, Photoshop blows this trash away! Guest • Nov 2019 • 0 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A fully completed alternative to photoshop. And this is free! TechnotikaAug 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Closest you can get to Photoshop for free. The UI is not great but functionality-wise it's near perfect. Great alternative. PavlinaKellerovaNov 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too complicated to use it, bad UI/UX rnicksonMar 2018 • 4 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open Source, Unique functions and tools and it's free. I have achieved far better result with gimp, thanks to its flexibility. Oh and it doesn't "sync" your personal photos to da "cloud" under the pretext of creative connectivity and oneness, LOL. Did i mention that you don't have to pay an annual fee of $240!!!? CyberiaNov 2017 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First of all it's free. It has many plug-ins, for example the best tool to work on .dds -files. In Photoshop you need a nvidia plugin which works not good- You have a perspectific clone stamp Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP cannot do anything as complex as Photoshop. Guest • Apr 2018 • 8 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its the closest photo editing software to photoshop Guest • Aug 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp is the best photo editor, and Photoshop does not compare with its glitches with it. dan777May 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is new and seems more like photoshop. Still is developing. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's all you want. you just need to know how to edit with it and you're set! no money spent! netikrasbananasApr 2017 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is a powerful, yet fairly lightweight platform for general image editing. It runs on many platforms, including some obscure Linux distributions. Guest • Aug 2016 • 14 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't support CMYK, or if it does I couldn't find it, and I looked hard. Also, despite my best efforts, couldn't select more than 1 layer at a time (without creating a group and putting all the layers in that group) and working with text was insanely labor intensive. Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp is powerfull almost as Photoshop. jansikaSep 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, and great app for beginner with many tutorials on web. Highly recomend! DziobakApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and has a comparable feature set CarlosMoralesDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It does not work directly on CMYK images or save them on this mode. It also priorizes its own file format instead of work directly with other file formats instead of "exporting" them, causing GIMP to be not so practical as Photoshop for multiple files at the same time. The interface also takes too much space of the screen and some tools have no obvious utilization shortcuts. Guest • Nov 2016 • 12 agrees and 22 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • 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...

    • Affinity Photo is a professional level photo editing application. It's very powerful and you can do 99% of things in it that you can do in Photoshop. It can read and write .PSD files, and is compatible (most of the time) with Photoshop brushes and plugins. If you don't mind paying, I'd recommend it. It's ~$50 one time, so no subscriptions. RemovedUserJun 2019 • 23 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does effectively everything PS can do, has a matching Designer app and soon Publisher app. Excellent GUI and functionality, well supported and regularly updated. Total no brainer for a simple one-off payment. robfolJun 2019 • 16 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blazing fast, great interface, cross platform sbnicholasSep 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has all the features you want, when using Photoshop and it can read Photoshop files. It is also very cheap in comparison to Photoshop. Guest • Sep 2019 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only real alternative to Photoshop, they share the most important features. it's also quite a lot cheaper. Guest • Sep 2019 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I believe, now that it supports Windows, that it's a great alternative to Photoshop. There's a wide variety of features you can find both on Photoshop and Photo, they share most of the key features. Affinity's design is beautiful aswell. BloukoDec 2016 • 15 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I love gimp for what you get for free.. But best paid alternative without the subscription based software or stripped down PS Elements. Affinity Photo is a sweet deal, and great alternative to Photoshop. I only see this getting better with time and now it's on Windows. Pen support (default settings) could be better but doable. Guest • Dec 2016 • 12 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • One time Payment. Good Toolset. Very similar to Photoshop Guest • Mar 2018 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar user interface. It's also super fast, faster than Photoshop in my experience. GIMP, in comparison, is too complicated. Affinity Photo gets it right. lolrepeatlolJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Among *ALL* the open source and professional developed photo editing application, this is the true professional level developed, with the excellent UI, functionality, speed to tackle 99% of what most people will use with photoshop, at a one time price. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Very powerful tool and easy to use. Selection tools are the most precise and efficient i ve ever found. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • The Adobe alternative is too expensive for a non-professional like myself. As far as Windows (and Mac) is concerned Affinity Photo is an excellent alternative, as good as PS (IMHO), and very affordable.Together with Affinity Design and Affinity Publisher this is a perfect trio. Unfortunately not (yet) available on Linux... hansgroenerJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Every bit as powerful as Photoshop and a much more up to date interface. Pay once, own forever, I am so glad I made the switch! rainonmediaukMay 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Amazing feature set, and you only have to pay once, i.e. not a recurring subscription which is hard to get out of like Photoshop. Ideally for one-off use, or daily use. Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Professional grade cross-platform application with well-polished UI which does the same and more, with *no subscription*, no accounts and no cloud stuff ejuJul 2019 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's non-subscription, and Affinity keeps adding new features, which do not require a paid upgrade. I'm hooked. aldorrDec 2016 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Affinity Photo is perhaps the best pro-level application in alternative to Photoshop. The best feature, for me, is its non-destructive regulation layers management. Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Better than Photoshop, and a fraction of the price if you want to keep using the software for any extended length of time. Adobe's subscription model is simply ridiculous. greentea1Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • 90% of the same features of Adobe Photoshop. The other 10% are tools rarely even used. Save your money, buy this cheaper alternative. Guest • Apr 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Really Good UI, not expensive and does the job Guest • Dec 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does the same as PS, sometimes it is even easier to use. After many years of PS I don't miss it at all. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best alternative to Photoshop ever. Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Incredibly great price, robust set of tools, leaner install. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar to PS, but a lot cheaper. Works really well if you want more advanced tools and options. A large variety of tools, that can be utilized really well. Personally I like it more than PS not only because of the price but overall "feel" of the application. PollyZDec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Brilliant tool, swapped over completely from Photoshop after almost two decades. The RAW features are great but it is still missing the features of bridge and lightroom for dealing with lots of photos quickly. If they can add an animation workflow I will be in heaven lewissturrockNov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Does it all and, once you get the hang of it, more intuitively than PS. Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Professional, full featured app, with proper vendor support and very good workflows. The only true alternative to Photoshop. Thanks to Affinity I've been Adobe (and subscription) free for many years and very happy at that. wonderwarthogApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best features and interface of all other alternatives of Adobe PS Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar interface logic and keyboard shortcuts, great support for reading psd files. Pretty much 95% of PS abilities, but without the subscription fees. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Functional, very cheap, great UI Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is usable! Everybody keeps recommending GIMP, which is (if you're used to Photoshop) horrible in it’s usability for creative work. Affinity Photo can totally keep up with Photoshop and is so much cheaper! Guest • Sep 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • One time payment, low price, can do almost anything Photoshop can do, often better! Frequent updates, many free tutorials online... Excellent team that answer any question on the forum. It's not the best alternative to Photoshop, Photoshop is a good alternative to Affinity Photo. Guest • Jul 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Full featured, easy to use, actively developed and cheap! Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No subscription - One-off payment ultra_blueMay 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Affinity is the closest software to Photoshop. With a direct import for PSD files and the simple "Persona"-System it's the best solution with a low price. janse_wFeb 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does what I mostly need and does not force me to rent. Matt_PubJul 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Interface. Cost. iPad availability. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Krita

    Professional, open-source raster graphics editor with advanced digital painting and sketching tools and workflow features.

    • It can do anything to an image that photoshop can do - except it does things its own way. For example, every brush can become an eraser brush. It has hidden depths such as the gmic plugin. This is no "Photoshop Clone" and is the better for that. Take time to explore Krita and you will be rewarded. Guest • Apr 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Was born as a sketching app, now it includes all the Gimp features. Plus new features recently introduced (for example Smart clone, that acts as the content aware brush in Photoshop). In my opinion it is much faster and useful than Gimp. Can be a valid Phototshop replacement. Guest • May 2020 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • photoshop is a photo editing software; krita is a painting and sketching app soulrainMay 2019 • 42 agrees and 20 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is for painting, not photo editing. Guest • Jul 2020 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's more of a painting software, not much related to photos/images. Guest • Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita's focus is painting rather than photo manipulation. quadraticOct 2018 • 35 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's open-source and very easy to use. cami_llaApr 2019 • 13 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not recommended for photo editing. Guest • Apr 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I love Krita! It allows me to draw and it also is a good alternative to Adobe Photoshop! Guest • Feb 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kirita is a digital painting app, not an image editor. MutsuenkaDec 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is alternative to painting programms to working with graphical pads. Not photo editors. You can painting on the photo, but GIMP is more universal application. Guest • Nov 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita allows you to make drawings and animations with a great quality and ir's also FREE. KRITA4EVER Guest • Jun 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has almost all drawing features that has adobe photoshop, but the bad poit is that krita is just a drawing and animating program, sadly, it isn't more than that. If you are animator or digital artist, it can be a good alternative to photoshop or paint tool sai, but you just can't do photoshop with it :') Guest • Nov 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is more focused towards drawing, painting, etc. It should not be considered a robust photo editor like Photoshop is. petergriffinDec 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While I prefer GIMP for graphic design, Krita is the best alternative to Photoshop for digital painting pizzalovingnerdOct 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better for painting, worse for photo/image manipulation (it is where gimp comes in) Guest • Sep 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Powerful layer-based drawing with tablet support, and a variety of brush styles and supported formats. deltz025Nov 2018 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Photoshop is a professional editing tool. Krita is a very good piece of software, however it isn't a professional software or one that could be used as an alternative for Photoshop. It's closer to the level of Paint.net. If you would like a free and powerful alternative, I'd recommend GIMP, however the user interface is annoying to work with. If you don't mind paying, I'd recommend Affinity Photo, which is $50 one time and is very amazing. RemovedUserJun 2019 • 5 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I was working with PS since v1.3! Since they started the Creative Cloud versions, they deliver no more quality, so I was looking for a alternative to PS, like Paint.net is. I compared MyPaint, Pixlr, GIMP, Krita and some more, but Krita was the best for me. Easy to switch from PS, no unstable App, can read PS files, and supports privacy by default (a big problem with PS and Pixlr). gaengschterFeb 2016 • 19 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you are looking for a (free) alternative for digital drawing and painting, this is it. Better than Photoshop in this regard - I don't touch Photoshop for drawing and painting anymore, only Krita and ClipStudio. herbertvanderwegenSep 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sleek design, many useful resources, ergonomic UI, really is the best free photo editing software I've used. I only used it for digital drawing though, so I don't know how it fares for other purposes. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's kinda more intuitive to use than GIMP (which is a briliant PS alternative too) interface-wise, and supports CMYK out of the box if one needs it. As of version 3.1 it has pretty advanced support for animation, including opacity curves (GIMP fails completely in that field, animathing anything is a major PITA in it) AtoshiDec 2016 • 14 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Brushes, functionality, and its free. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Excellent UX design interface, non-destructive image manipulation. Superior graphics tablet integration makes it a *better* alternative to photoshop for artists. peterbrandApr 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Clean UI and easy to use. I don't think it's as refined as GIMP but still a great alternative. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, similar interface. TristisOrisAug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is the best alternative for digital illustrators. Intuitive interface offers options that even Gimp does not have, such as the layer effects available in Adobe Photoshop. However, not everything is flowers, the Krita text tools are still lacking. My recommendation is to use Krita and Gimp together according to the nature of your project. brunoprosaikoJul 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is one of the few programs with an airbrush. The only quarrel I have is the color-picker. I prefer the style of color picker/custom color designer in Paint. Otherwise,Krita just boogies right along. Best free art program I've found, between it and IrfanView. I'm golden! clydelymanMar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MUCH better UI than GIMP or PAINT.NET Guest • Oct 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much easier to use than other PS alternatives and fairly intuitive. kristinastarckApr 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is basically the same. Same tools and interfaces. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While I like GIMP this is much simpler in design and easier to use. brandonyarvisJan 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is a painting application, It does not really edit photos. Guest • Feb 2018 • 7 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you are looking for a good alternative painting software to photoshop, then it doesn't get better then Krita! I looks just like photoshop, has the best brush engine out there, and its free! I don't think I'll ever use photoshop, some people have even swiched from photoshop. It also has some good photo editing tools. It also supports tons of tablets and monitors. BEST PAINTING SOFTWARE EVER! Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree

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  • Paint.NET

    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.

    • Simple in design, yet comprehensive in features. Guest • May 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a direct replacement, but if you don't need all the advanced features of Photoshop and going to do just quick editing, this could be a solution. Guest • Apr 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a fantastic software. It is very versatile. Easy to learn. I have Paint.net and Photoshop on my PC and I use Paint.net much more often (as I do a lot of small edits). Don't get me wrong, Photoshop is superior. But it's also slower. And most edits can be done with the same results in both software programs. Only for Windows unfortunately. And it's free! Guest • Feb 2020 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For simple editing task, it's an good option! Guest • Jan 2020 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free to use. Great application with a simple user interface. gamefreakerxDDec 2017 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • -Easy to use. -Easy to find out how to use layers and masks. -If you know how to work with photoshop, you already know how to work with Paint.NET -Free -Good community -Tutorials on YT. Guest • Jul 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free to use and it may be basic but you can make incredible stuff in it. but it has a lot of missing tools that are in Photoshop.and it's not open source. it's a good alternative to paint too. Owerall i love paint.net! Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has many of the features of Photoshop, but it's free! FedoraGFXDec 2016 • 17 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Paint.net as an alternative to PHOTOSHOP?! Er, no. It has bare minimums of editing elements, doesn't support objects, and is missing tons of features. It is a slightly more advanced Paint. Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't have many features as Photoshop, but it's cool! FrankANDcientificoFeb 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A lot of similar features to Photoshop and it is free to download from the website. It can also be purchased from the Windows store if you'd like to support the developer that way. dclanzJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I use it and for easy work is enough. jansikaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • IT's feature scope is limited. It's PAINT afterall, what do you expect? Guest • Feb 2017 • 6 agrees and 48 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Photopea

    Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats. .

    • Fully supports PSD format with adjustment layers, layer effects, paths, layer masks etc. Guest • Oct 2019 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does everything you probably need without costing $20+ dollars a month, and requires no download. Unless you need more advanced features this is extremely similar to Photoshop petergriffinDec 2019 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has most features which Photoshop and its Browser Based. StevenSunMay 2019 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to learn, the UI is very similar to that of photoshop's so you won't have a hard time at all transitioning! Guest • Aug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Can locally store and load PS Actions, Styles, gradients, etc. Opens and saves as PSD as well as all other image formats one might expect from Adobe Photoshop. Photopea is easily the best alternative to Photoshop. SethAlexanderJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Is same the others only have the same proposit Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Browser Based, free photoshop. Perfect for quick editing. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • A very beautiful and functional interface, excellent software. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • I have not been using it for long, but I really like how simple it is to use if you know your way around Photoshop. steve_hApr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's far more intuitive than GIMP. alexandrezanniApr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar UI and it shares so many fetures with photoshop! Guest • Jan 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is the streamlined, free, on-the-go version of photoshop. What's not to love? Guest • Nov 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The most important thing to consider in the choose of Photopea is its versability: I mean since it's an online alternative to Photoshop it can be used right in your laptop or tablet trough the browser, or even in your phone. It can fully read PSD files, import new fonts (with some of them installed by default), Photoshop brushes and so on. I fully recommend it! Guest • Jun 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Edit PSD from web. It's far better than the other software alternatives. peterbroFeb 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Photopea is great for quick on the fly photo editing! I love it over PIXLR, which is good for what it is, but is more for filters than an actual Photoshop mimic. Photopea is definitely a photoshop light and is browser based so easy to use anywhere! I scrolled all the way down this page to show Photopea some love! It is surely an underdog! Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has the best PSD support of all the software I've tried. Besides, it is an web-app so you can use it irrespective of your OS. Other than that, it is free and quite fast. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Pixlr

    Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Make every moment beautiful with our family of photo editing apps.

    • You do not need to download a program, you enter from the web. perfectsonichedgehogMay 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is browser based, and once you learn it it is essentially Photoshop. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Photoshop Lite, but is great for simple stuff. Browser based is super nice. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The fact that Pixlr is browser based is cool at places like school where you can't just install GIMP. Guest • Nov 2017 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lighter on features but a lot easier to use. It's web-based, loads easily and doesn't overheat your machine. Has all the basic functionality of PS. kvatanenFeb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Free No installation Easy to use A lot of many tutorials Work with layers caeNov 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has many similar features, and it is also easy to gain access since its free and available online. SethuDec 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For simpler uses than Photoshop, it starts and stops much more quickly. If I want a quick edit (say, Crop, Contrast, and Saturation) it goes much more quickly. ustamillsOct 2016 • 7 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Pixelmator

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you...

    • Can accomplish nearly all of the functions of Photoshop, while still being cheaper, and more stable Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very intuitive UI for Effects. Impressed with how to apply them on an image, and how to turn a plain image to a professional edited image! Guest • Feb 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For the simple editing I do to get photos ready for email and web, Pixelmator is perfect. It can crop (including constrained cropping), resize, and do all the essential color/brightness/contrast/levels tweaks. And the best feature of all, it has a magical healing brush for removing blemishes. davecortrightMar 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Considering Photoshop is a ripoff with the subscription crap and Elements is totally unsupported by Adobe and it's a piece of crap, Pixelmator offers a clean interface, powerful tools and it actually works. #adobesucks tiltedtripod_Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree

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  • Corel PaintShop Pro

    PaintShop Pro is a photo editor with additional organizing capabilities, including keyword tags, auto sorting and facial recognition.

    • It's by Corel, who has been in the industry for a while now. Professional level application, good alternative for Photoshop. RemovedUserJun 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A good price/quality. I also use GIMP, but it is cumbersome. I think that Corel should invest in porting it to Linux. Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's commercial but cheap. It'a former Jasc software, easy to use and to understand. Very powerful. Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does almost everything PhotoShop does, and easier. All toolbars easily customizable, can record scripts and add them as toolbar buttons, and is inexpensive to boot! Guest • Aug 2016 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • MyPaint

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

    • MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both. Guest • Jul 2015 • 24 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MyPaint is a program for digital art. Though GIMP can be used for that purpose, GIMP is also an image editing software. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree

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  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any...

    • Corel Photo-paint and CorelDraw work very well with Corel Painter and Paint-shop Pro. Pretty much everything is covered, there [High-end full-body textile design must be around the corner.] Everlasting licences also make CorelDraw the clear Winner. tobylennonJan 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Adobe Photoshop Comments

Comment by martinkhan
about Adobe Photoshop · Feb 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

No designer can survive in the modern world without the ability to use Photoshop. Great software from a respected company. Also, despite what some may think, having the CC linked saves a ton of time when working across various other Adobe programs.

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You are absolutely right saying. Every designer must have knowledge about Photoshop for designing purpose.


use it all the time

Comment by cesarmoreno11234
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I think this works great, for graphic design is perfect, makes my life easier.

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Photoshop is also very good at photo editing.


5+

Comment by StepanBe
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Amazing photo editor software!

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Yes you are right, my favorite program is Photoshop


Comment by justjohn
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As much as disgusts me to spend $1800 on one software package (CS5 Design Premium) there just isn't anything even remotely close to as good as Adobe's products. Photoshop is easily 10 years ahead of everything else on the market and worth the cost of admission. If you do any serious design work you simply have to have it.

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Are people equally disgusted to pay you for your work product?


Comment by ideawebsiteir
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Adobe Photoshop is the most popular program for creating and modifying images. This software allows users to easily manipulate, crop and resize their image to create a new effect. This software is most popular among professional photographers and graphic designers.
Although Photoshop is designed for photo editing and printing, it is increasingly being used to produce photos for the web.
Adobe Photoshop also has a strong connection to other Adobe software for editing, animation and training CDs.

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Comment by gamesbx2023
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Although I just knew and used it. it was great . Bring me lots of fun. Thanks

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Comment by KairiThornton
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The king of image editing.

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Comment by robertheadley
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I love all the content aware features and Machine Learning features that are coming to it.

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Comment by xvhpqg
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what about online services?

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Comment by Cyberia
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The main application is attached to like, 10 other software, all of which are interdependent. CreativeCloud, Adobe desktop Services,CCX Process, AGG, etc.

If that is not bloatware then I don't know what is.

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Comment by magnumninja1
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its easy to use and has allot of features that most free programs don't have.

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I recently shifted from photoshop to photoviewerpro. Photoshop's features are too complicated for me. I prefer using a user-friendly app.


Updates

Comment by staffordready
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It was one of the most functional software ever created. Although the latest update made me worry a bit knowing that it will have you pay more! I really hope I won't or else, I will stay not updating my app!

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Adobe is charging you more for the latest update? How much more are they charging you than before?


Adobe was EVERYTHING until the CLOUD

Comment by ITSecMedia
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Go and get the last retail version CS6 and stay with it forever.

The cloud prices for Europeans are the extraordinary RIP-OFF

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I'm staying with CS5.5 at home (my personal copy) and CS6 at work.

The cloud licensing encourages soft piracy:

purchase a license,
uninstall,
download cracked pirate version

offline joy


I am use only Adobe Apps

Comment by 11perfectly
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I am use only Photoshop and some other Adobe Apps, because I like the interface and functionality. Other free app haven't some functions, that design can be more better.

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