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. Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique. Features: - Layers.
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    2. Create elaborate, finished illustrations with easy and intuitive touch controls. Send your artwork as layered files to Adobe Illustrator or as flat images to Adobe Photoshop .
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    3. ImageJ is a public domain, Java-based image processing program developed at the National Institutes of Health. ImageJ was designed with an open architecture that provides extensibility via Java plugins and recordable macros.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Paintroid is a graphical paint editor App, that, among others, allows setting parts of pictures to transparent, insert Text / Images, add Layers, use Color filling and picking tools, rotate, resize and position elements...
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    4. Xara Designer Pro X10 is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. Illustration, photo editing, DTP and document creation, web graphics and websites - Designer Pro does it all!
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      Almost everyone thinks Xara Designer Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.


    5. 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

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    6. Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer.
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      Bloom vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      GargantulaKon It has many photo editing tool, layers support, tablet support and amazing PSD support.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    7. 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.

    8. 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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    9. Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.
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      Paintstorm vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think Paintstorm is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Great alternative for digital painting. Very Similar UI, better brush settings and lightweight. More importantly it's very inexpensive!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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