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 30, 2021

    1. Crello is an online graphic design editor that offers over 6000 free design templates for social media posts, advertising materials and other graphics.
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    2. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (formerly Xara Xtreme) is quite simply the worlds fastest graphics software, with truly flexible illustration tools and revolutionary photo handling. A single application for all types of creative work.
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    3. Unleash your inner creative with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas. Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting app with the right tools for artists of all ages. We believe that brilliant, creative ideas can come from anyone, anytime.
    4. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 enhances your photos at the click of a button! The program fully automatically adjusts colors, contrasts and exposure settings to perfection for individual images or entire collections.
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    5. The Photo Raster is online photo editor with advanced features for photo editing and painting. The Photo Raster is powered by WebGL technology which provides performance never seen before in online applications.
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    6. Project Dogwaffle lets you be creative without the fear of mom or wifey yelling at you because you messed up your clothes again. No sudden spills, no funny fumes. You can paint, erase it, and try again, and again, and again......
    7. 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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    8. 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.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Apple Photos
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
      Luminar AI is the first image editor fully powered by artificial intelligence. Thanks to the beautiful Interface and amazing tools it brings you a new amazing experience.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop.

      Discontinued

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

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