Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for all platforms with Commercial License

  • 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...

    • One time Payment. Good Toolset. Very similar to Photoshop Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 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. robfol9 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • 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. UnleavenedEagle11 days ago 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 • 13 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Really Good UI, not expensive and does the job Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best features and interface of all other alternatives of Adobe PS Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does it all and, once you get the hang of it, more intuitively than PS. Guest • Apr 2019 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 • 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 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 • 10 agrees and 0 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 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No subscription - One-off payment ultra_blueMay 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 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 • 5 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 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Functional, very cheap, great UI Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does what I mostly need and does not force me to rent. Matt_PubJul 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Full featured, easy to use, actively developed and cheap! Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Interface. Cost. iPad availability. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows iPad

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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...

    • 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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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. UnleavenedEagle11 days ago 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 Disagree   Agree
    • It's commercial but cheap. It'a former Jasc software, easy to use and to understand. Very powerful. Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 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 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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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 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Web

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  • PaintTool SAI

    PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this...

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Clip Studio Paint

    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...

    • It has pretty similar tools and the results look just as good as in PS Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for...

    • 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. BigoukunMar 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Windows S

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  • Acorn

    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...

    • This is a great little Mac app. charumbemSep 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac

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  • Corel Painter

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Pixeluvo

    Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks, cropping and resizing, to complex photo...

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows Linux

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  • Bloom

    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer. Bloom is the...

    • It has many photo editing tool, layers support, tablet support and amazing PSD support. GargantulaKonFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Paintstorm

    Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPad

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