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Photoshop Alternatives

Adobe Photoshop is described as 'raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll' and is a leading Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Android Tablet and Android. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Photoshop are Affinity Photo, Krita, Paint.NET and Photopea.

Adobe Photoshop alternatives are mainly Image Editors but 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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Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally...

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  1. 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.

  2. PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    Photoscape vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Most users think Photoscape is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

    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.

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    vranha

    Good For newbie before u learn Photoshop, use this Software First :)

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    I like it because you can merge multiple photos easily.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  3. 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.

    Clip Studio Paint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

    It has pretty similar tools and the results look just as good as in PS

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    Clip Studio Paint has the best blending tools I've seen so far

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  4. 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.

    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 2 years ago
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  5. Polarr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    From high-precision light and color tools, to advanced clarity and dehaze settings, to the ability to create and save your own filters. Polarr is the ideal photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike.

    Polarr vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    kreela

    I couldn't find an option for layers.

    Positive comment 8 months ago
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    Free version is the most capable offline editor available in Chromebook. Excellent masking tools in paid version.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  6. PhotoFiltre

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced

    PhotoFiltre vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Most users think PhotoFiltre is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

    In my opinion it provides most intuitive way to edit photos.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    Very fast & lightweight but still powerful with great features. Doesn't take forever to load for quick edits

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  7. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    MediBang Paint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Most users think MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    Ryvaa

    It's a wonderful software for painting, not editing photos.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Whitter

    MediBang is used for drawing manga and comic books, NOT editing photos.

    Negative comment over 2 years 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.

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  9. Adobe Photoshop Express

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone, iPad and Android.

    Adobe Photoshop Express vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Some users think Adobe Photoshop Express is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.

    Limited features and none of the real photoshop features

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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  10. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!

    FireAlpaca vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    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 over 1 year ago
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