Free Adobe Photoshop Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small GIMP iconGIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Small Affinity Photo iconAffinity Photo (Paid), Small Krita iconKrita (Free, Open Source), Small Pixelmator iconPixelmator (Paid) and Small Affinity Designer iconAffinity Designer (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 14, 2021

    • 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. View 194 alternatives to GIMP
      Almost everyone thinks GIMP is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Snapcraft
      • FLATHUB
      • PortableApps.com
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      GIMP vs Adobe Photoshop
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      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      Jatie Free, rich of feature, good performance, many tutorial, anything it's lack can be cover with plug-in. The best for free software.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      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.
      Top negative comment  10 months ago

      It's not as intuitve and lacks features
      Negative comment 12 days ago

      i like gimp because it is easy compared to photoshop , if you see the tutorials in youtube , you can make your thumbnails very easily .
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      sunboyz23 Brilliant for normal use.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      brilliant for both amateur and professional.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    • 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. View 136 alternatives to Krita
      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • PortableApps.com
      • Steam
      Krita vs Adobe Photoshop
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      gaengschter 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).
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      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.
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      soulrain photoshop is a photo editing software; krita is a painting and sketching app
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      It's free, yet has almost all the features Photoshop has
      Positive comment 19 days ago

      best open source raster program out there in terms of digital paintings goes, and in some areas even better than Photoshop.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      For artists using photoshop it is the best alternative.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      krita is sketching and drawing photoshop is a photo editor
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    • MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. View 121 alternatives to MyPaint
      Some users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      MyPaint vs Adobe Photoshop
      pros, cons and recent comments
      MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      uhada If you're looking for a painting app, MyPaint may be a good alternative to Photoshop. It has infinite canvas, good, natural brushes and overall good tools.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      MyPaint is a program for digital art. Though GIMP can be used for that purpose, GIMP is also an image editing software.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      mypaint is really only for drawing, it's not an image editor
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    • PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos. View 182 alternatives to Photoscape
      Most users think Photoscape is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Windows S
      Photoscape vs Adobe Photoshop
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I like it because you can merge multiple photos easily.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Simple, no layers, but brushes are available. Cheap, light weighted and goes easy on your machine resources. Even as professional I do use Photoscape for a first review of my photos.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      vranha Good For newbie before u learn Photoshop, use this Software First :)
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    • From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr Photo Editor is the most versatile and powerful online photo editor in the web. View 140 alternatives to Polarr
      Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Polarr vs Adobe Photoshop
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      Free version is the most capable offline editor available in Chromebook. Excellent masking tools in paid version.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    • A lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. View 70 alternatives to MediBang Paint
      Most users think MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      MediBang Paint vs Adobe Photoshop
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Whitter MediBang is used for drawing manga and comic books, NOT editing photos.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Ryvaa It's a wonderful software for painting, not editing photos.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

    • FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. View 129 alternatives to FireAlpaca
      Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      FireAlpaca vs Adobe Photoshop
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      Ryvaa I really like how smooth is to paint on Fire Alpaca, It's a wonderful software for painting. And faster then Krita.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

    • Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering. View 38 alternatives to LazPaint
      Some users think LazPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
    • Fotor is a online picture editor and graphic designer, allowing you to use online photo editing tools, such as add filters, frames, text, stickers and effects…and apply design tools to make creative photo designs and graphics. View 178 alternatives to Fotor
      Most users think Fotor is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Fotor vs Adobe Photoshop
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Simple for using ,with enough tools
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • New powerful photo editing station packed with over 300 useful tools and versatile features. View 42 alternatives to Luminar
      Almost everyone thinks Luminar is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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