Adobe Photoshop Alternatives

    Adobe Photoshop is described as 'is the commercial image editor that set the standard in creative illustration and design work with a sophisticated, layer-based workflow and robust, professional feature set' 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, Online / Web-based, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Photoshop are Affinity Photo (Paid), Krita (Free, Open Source), Paint.NET (Free Personal) and Photopea (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    1. Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.


      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued


    2. Snapseed is a photo enhancement and sharing app with a powerful suite of imaging filters and tools for anyone, anywhere to transform any image into an extraordinary photo.
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    3. 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.
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      Some users think LazPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
    4. Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and compositing in RGB, CMYK, and Lab modes. Full vector editing, DTP features, and a HSV/HIS workflow are supported.
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      Photoline vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Photoline is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      herbertvanderwegen While PhotoLine doesn't cover all the aspects of Photoshop, in terms of raw image editing nothing else comes close.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    5. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.
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    6. PhotoDemon provides a comprehensive selection of photo editing tools in an 8 MB download. It runs on any Windows machine (XP through Win 10) and does not require installation. It can easily be run from a USB stick or SD card.
    7. 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 drawing, painting, and printmaking.
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      Most users think Corel Painter is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    8. 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.
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      Fotor vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think Fotor is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Simple for using ,with enough tools
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      kreela It has no layers, but it has a nice tool to change the focal point, and it is much easier than photoshop for basic edits.
      Positive comment 10 days ago

    9. 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 picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.
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      Acorn vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Acorn is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      charumbem This is a great little Mac app.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    10. Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work.
      Almost everyone thinks Artweaver is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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