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Photoshop Alternatives for Android

Adobe Photoshop is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Pixlr, Clip Studio Paint, Polarr and MediBang Paint.

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.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    It is probably the closest alternative to Adobe Photoshop, at least from those I know. For me personally too complicated but if you know how to use it, you can do many things you can do with Photoshop too. What I also noticed is that it loads very quickly on Linux.

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    Jatie

    Free, rich of feature, good performance, many tutorial, anything it's lack can be cover with plug-in. The best for free software.

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    If you area already familiar with Photoshop, GIMP is almost completely alien, even though it can do pretty much anything Photoshop can. It just does things very differently.

    On the other hand, if this is the first professional editor you use, I think the learning curve is as steep or as lean as Photoshop.

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    Versatile editing and drawing application, FOSS, great for an average user.

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    Its Basically equal and opposite

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    maurosoft391

    too complex, lack of too many features and not so well designed

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    23C5DA

    Open source and a lot of functionalities. Continuous support/development from the open source community.

    But could be unintuitive for people that comes from Adobe Photoshop.

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    Pixlr

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    Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPixlr supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Custom overlaysPixlr allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    The fact that Pixlr is browser based is cool at places like school where you can't just install GIMP.

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    ustamills

    For simpler uses than Photoshop, it starts and stops much more quickly. If I want a quick edit (say, Crop, Contrast, and Saturation) it goes much more quickly.

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    perfectsonichedgehog

    You do not need to download a program, you enter from the web.

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    It is browser based, and once you learn it it is essentially Photoshop.

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    rory_harmon

    Easy way to change the image as per the demand.

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    Photoshop Lite, but is great for simple stuff. Browser based is super nice.

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    kvatanen

    Lighter on features but a lot easier to use. It's web-based, loads easily and doesn't overheat your machine. Has all the basic functionality of PS.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableClip Studio Paint is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    james_hunt

    Far better than photoshop for digital painting

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

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    Clip Studio Paint has the best blending tools I've seen so far

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    Polarr

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    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
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    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.

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    kreela

    I couldn't find an option for layers.

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    Free version is the most capable offline editor available in Chromebook. Excellent masking tools in paid version.

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

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    ⚫︎ LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Great for anime or comics
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    Most users think MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    Ryvaa

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

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    Whitter

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

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    Adobe Photoshop Express

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    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.

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    Limited features and none of the real photoshop features

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    Snapseed

    • FreeProprietary
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    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSnapseed consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.

    ⚫︎ Pressure Sensitivityibis Paint X can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in ibis Paint X.
    ⚫︎ Support for Layersibis Paint X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Fotor

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    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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    Most users think Fotor is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    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.

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    Simple for using ,with enough tools

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  10. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersArtrage supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineArtrage can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KArtrage supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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    Almost everyone thinks Artrage is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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