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    Free Adobe Photoshop Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Windows alternative is GIMP, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and loads of them are free and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Windows alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Krita, Paint.NET, MyPaint and Photoscape.

    Adobe Photoshop is mainly a Image Editor but alternatives to it may also be Digital Painting Tools or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Photoshop.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    1. Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and other motion controls.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the Facebook page.

    2. PixaFlux is a node based image processing application. PixaFlux creates and edits images in a non destructive way, using a node graph to organize the workflow without restrictions of size, position or color mode.


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      A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users.
    3. Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics and creating XAML rather than print graphics.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed, but now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center.

    4. Black Ink is a digital painting software that uses your computer's rendering hardware to provide a perfectly responsive experience no matter your picture's size.


    5. GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    6. Hornil Stylepix, or simply StylePix, is a graphics editing program with a number of advanced features. StylePix is an acronym for Style Pictures. This means your pictures with nice style.
      Most users think Hornil StylePix is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    7. Free Photo Editing Software for PC
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      Photivo is a multi platform photo processor for RAW and bitmap images with 16 bit precision. Photivo tries to give the user as much control as possible to express his creativity and to allow flexible adjustments for the various needs in photography.

      Discontinued

      From their website: “Photivo has not been in development for several years. This page is outdated.”

    8. In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once extracted. Despite its size, most of the features I rely on in Photoshop are available.
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