Paid Adobe Photoshop Alternatives

    The best paid alternative to Adobe Photoshop is Affinity Photo. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and loads of them is paid so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting paid alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Pixelmator (Paid), Corel PaintShop Pro (Paid), Affinity Designer (Paid) and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    1. 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 and non destructive application.
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      Affinity Photo vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Affinity Photo is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      RemovedUser 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.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      Blouko 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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Ryvaa It's very close to the photoshop experience, you can probably do everything that PS do.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      b5odn Perfect alternative for casual user. One off payment and you don't have to feel bad about paying monthly subscription for something you don't use. Very easy to get used to.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      It is affordable, more than capable enough for the average user und blazing fast.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      Quoziu Affinity Photo is the closest raster editing application to feature parity with Photoshop of all alternatives that I have recently used.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      Pay once, not yearly. Very good software. Runs on Windows, MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, & Linux.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    2. 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 edit, rather than what's around them.
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      Pixelmator vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pixelmator is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      davecortright 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Can accomplish nearly all of the functions of Photoshop, while still being cheaper, and more stable
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      tiltedtripod_ 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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
      Corel PaintShop Pro vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Corel PaintShop Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      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!
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      RemovedUser It's by Corel, who has been in the industry for a while now. Professional level application, good alternative for Photoshop.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      A good price/quality. I also use GIMP, but it is cumbersome. I think that Corel should invest in porting it to Linux.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's commercial but cheap. It'a former Jasc software, easy to use and to understand. Very powerful.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      most of complicated photoshop specs, are easier possible in corel paintshop.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.
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    5. With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project.
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      CorelDRAW Graphics Suite vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      tobylennon 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    6. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.
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      Clip Studio Paint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Clip Studio Paint has the best blending tools I've seen so far
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      It has pretty similar tools and the results look just as good as in PS
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    7. PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. Details: - Fully digitizer support with pressure.
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      PaintTool SAI vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      petergriffin PaintTool SAI is a great program for drawing and painting, but is definitely not a good alternative for robust photo editors like Photoshop. It is more like Krita and the likes.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    8. Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.
      Adobe Photoshop Elements vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think Adobe Photoshop Elements is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Bigoukun It's a lest costly version of PhotoShop, with all the functions most peoples need. So if you absolutly need (or want) PhotoShop and aren't a pro, go for it.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and compositing in RGB, CMYK, and Lab modes. Full vector editing, DTP features, and a HSV/HIS workflow are supported.
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      Photoline vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Photoline is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      herbertvanderwegen While PhotoLine doesn't cover all the aspects of Photoshop, in terms of raw image editing nothing else comes close.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    10. Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.
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      Acorn vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Acorn is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      charumbem This is a great little Mac app.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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