Adobe 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 (Paid), Affinity Designer (Paid), Clip Studio Paint (Paid) and MediBang Paint (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 9, 2021

    1. 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.
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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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      robfol Does effectively everything PS can do, has a matching Designer app and soon Publisher app. Excellent GUI and functionality, well supported and regularly updated. Total no brainer for a simple one-off payment.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      I love gimp for what you get for free.. But best paid alternative without the subscription based software or stripped down PS Elements. Affinity Photo is a sweet deal, and great alternative to Photoshop. I only see this getting better with time and now it's on Windows. Pen support (default settings) could be better but doable.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment 17 days ago

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      Powerful, easy to use, and no subscription.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      It's a not expensive, and it can do most of the things that PS does.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      Ryvaa It's very close to the photoshop experience, you can probably do everything that PS do.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      b5odn Perfect alternative for casual user. One off payment and you don't have to feel bad about paying monthly subscription for something you don't use. Very easy to get used to.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    2. 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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      Most users think Pixlr is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      perfectsonichedgehog You do not need to download a program, you enter from the web.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      The fact that Pixlr is browser based is cool at places like school where you can't just install GIMP.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      It is browser based, and once you learn it it is essentially Photoshop.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      rory_harmon Easy way to change the image as per the demand.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Photoshop Lite, but is great for simple stuff. Browser based is super nice.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      cae Free No installation Easy to use A lot of many tutorials Work with layers
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    3. 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Can accomplish nearly all of the functions of Photoshop, while still being cheaper, and more stable
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. 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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      Clip Studio Paint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Clip Studio Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Clip Studio Paint has the best blending tools I've seen so far
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      It has pretty similar tools and the results look just as good as in PS
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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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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      Polarr vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Free version is the most capable offline editor available in Chromebook. Excellent masking tools in paid version.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    6. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines.
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      MediBang Paint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Whitter MediBang is used for drawing manga and comic books, NOT editing photos.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Ryvaa It's a wonderful software for painting, not editing photos.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    7. 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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      Adobe Photoshop Express vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Some users think Adobe Photoshop Express is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
      Limited features and none of the real photoshop features
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    8. 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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    9. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.
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