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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. PictBear is an image editor and paint program that is very friendly toward the beginning user, PictBear is very straightforward and easy to use no matter what your skill level is.
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    2. PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer context menu.


    3. Polybrush is a new 3D editor created specifically for artists. It very useful for 3D concept art, fast modeling and sculpting. The main difference in approach to the creation of 3D models as a drawing. It was created by artist for artists.
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      PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop.

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      No updates since 2019, and isn't fully Open Source (only the kernel is).

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      Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

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      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.



    4. Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.88, released on 6 october 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    5. Chasys Draw IES is a suite of applications including a layer-based image editor with animation, icon editing support and super-resolution via image stacking (Chasys Draw IES Artist), a multi-threaded image file converter (Chasys Draw IES Converter), a fast image viewer (Chasys...
    6. Home Photo Studio is powerful and easy-to-use photo editing software offering a complete set of image manipulation tools.
    7. Image Enhancer is a desktop application based on Image Processing concepts. A set of total 64 basic and complex Image Processing filters are implemented here. Moreover snapshots can be captured using video surveillance camera/webcam attached with the computer.
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      A simple yet secretly powerful painting app! Focus on pure colors and shapes with a streamlined interface. Ideal for plein air painting, color notes, sketches and studies.
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      It's really good and interesting software to drawing.
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