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Photoshop Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Affinity Photo. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pixlr or Polarr. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and many of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Pixelmator, Affinity Designer, Clip Studio Paint 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. Affinity Photo icon

    Affinity Photo

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    95 alternatives to Affinity Photo 

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a dedicated RAW editing workspace, as well as...

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingAffinity Photo allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Support for LayersAffinity Photo supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightAffinity Photo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  No Coding RequiredAffinity Photo can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    5.  WYSIWYG SupportAffinity Photo integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    6.  Privacy focusedAffinity Photo is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  Works OfflineAffinity Photo can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Photo can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Dark ModeAffinity Photo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Affinity Photo vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Affinity Photo is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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    danielcastelli

    Nothing else comes closer for this price range.

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    Blouko

    I believe, now that it supports Windows, that it's a great alternative to Photoshop. There's a wide variety of features you can find both on Photoshop and Photo, they share most of the key features. Affinity's design is beautiful aswell.

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    agileidea

    This was my go to image editor for a while when I was using Windows. There's no Linux support however, which is disappointing.

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    mimumu

    Not all but very close on features, certainly all the most important. Price model absolutely better. Pay once and use it until new version.

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    Samgd14

    Essentially the same functions without any subscription and at a very reasonable price.

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    monnef2

    It's a shame it doesn't support Linux. I sometimes use Krita and Gimp, but after seeing what Affinity Photo can do, how polished it is, I would buy it instantly if it ran on Linux. :/

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    TopSock

    It's not as full-featured as Photoshop, but it does a lot of things that PS can do. If you don't need every single feature of PS or can't afford the monthly subscription, it's a very good alternative.

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  2. Pixlr icon

    Pixlr

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    206 alternatives to Pixlr 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LayersPixlr supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Custom overlaysPixlr allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Most users think Pixlr is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Pixelmator

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    142 alternatives to Pixelmator 

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

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    Pixelmator vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Pixelmator is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    davecortright

    For the simple editing I do to get photos ready for email and web, Pixelmator is perfect. It can crop (including constrained cropping), resize, and do all the essential color/brightness/contrast/levels tweaks. And the best feature of all, it has a magical healing brush for removing blemishes.

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    tiltedtripod_

    Considering Photoshop is a ripoff with the subscription crap and Elements is totally unsupported by Adobe and it's a piece of crap, Pixelmator offers a clean interface, powerful tools and it actually works. #adobesucks

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    Guest

    Can accomplish nearly all of the functions of Photoshop, while still being cheaper, and more stable

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    Guest

    Very intuitive UI for Effects. Impressed with how to apply them on an image, and how to turn a plain image to a professional edited image!

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  4. Affinity Designer icon

    Affinity Designer

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    50 alternatives to Affinity Designer 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LayersAffinity Designer supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineAffinity Designer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Designer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  WYSIWYG SupportAffinity Designer integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Affinity Designer.
    6.  Support for scriptingAffinity Designer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    7.  Ad-freeAffinity Designer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Dark ModeAffinity Designer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Color PickerAffinity Designer allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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  5. Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

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    100 alternatives to Clip Studio Paint 

    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.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportClip Studio Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    Blank Canvas
    Tool editing dialog
    Wide variety of built-in tools, brushes, and effects
    Clip Studio Paint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    james_hunt

    Far better than photoshop for digital painting

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    Guest

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

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    Guest

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

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  6. Polarr icon

    Polarr

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    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
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    • iPad
    142 alternatives to Polarr 

    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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    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.

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    Guest

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

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  7. MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

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    70 alternatives to MediBang Paint 

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

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportMediBang Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    7.  LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Great for anime or comics
    Good simple!!
And like Adobe
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    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.

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    Whitter

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

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  8. Adobe Photoshop Express icon

    Adobe Photoshop Express

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    165 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Express 

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

    Limited features and none of the real photoshop features

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  9. Snapseed icon

    Snapseed

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    52 alternatives to Snapseed 

    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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    1.  LightweightSnapseed consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    ibis Paint X

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    40 alternatives to ibis Paint X 

    ibis Paint is an easy yet powerful drawing app made with tools for sketching manga right at your fingertips.

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