Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for Linux with any license

  • GIMP

    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.

    • First: It's the closest software to photoshop that is free. Second: Have a good performance. Third: Easy to learn. LuizCarlos91Jun 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jul 2016 • 51 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is good, but it's missing quite a lot of features. Even basics like snapping layers to others is complicated and/or impossible. Development of new features also seems slow. Guest • Aug 2019 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp contain absolutely all what is required in 99% of cases for picture manipulation Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too much functionality missing to be an alternative to Photoshop. Find out what specific task you are looking to do and find an alternative to Photoshop that does that very thing well. Guest • 4 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is not similar enough to Photoshop for someone to get started immediately, but when you do know how to use it, it can be just as powerful as Photoshop in almost every way. Better than paying Adobe $30+ a month for a product that never belongs to you. lazysami00Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free... It's powerfull... I edit my photos with that and it's such a beatiful program ^^ It's easy to use and easier to get in than photoshop (my experience) :D Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Offer most of PhotoShop functionality, if not all, is Free (in both meanings of the word) and, unlike PhotoShop, Isn't limited to MacOS and Windows as operating system. BigoukunMar 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not have same functions as PS but there are some filters. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, rich of feature, good performance, many tutorial, anything it's lack can be cover with plug-in. The best for free software. JatieDec 2016 • 35 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 95% of most users photo editing needs are covered by GIMP and its plugins. Guest • Aug 2018 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's simply free it may be complicated but you can learn it easily. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It takes less time to administrate and update and of course more affordable and can be supported by free will and ability by donations or other contributions and involvement instead of forced upgrades and costly subscriptions where users have nothing to say where the future (or money) goes. NuvendiMay 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP has remained a broken program, it's move tool still is very troublesome if your cursor is over the layer dock instead of the graphic in the central view. exporting and saving to specific but common file types is overly complicated. many features are counter-intuitive even AFTER you've learned them, unlike in a GOOD graphics program like Krita or Clip Studio Paint. ghostlycoyoteJun 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The best free PS alternative, feature-packed and powerful. stephenbarrow895Nov 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I don't understand the hype that GIMP is the most powerful alternative to Photoshop? Filters are bad quality and the interface is a stub! There are much more and better (!) alternative Apps that are a real alternative to Photoshop, like Krita or MediaBang, Everyone should check more than one, more than GIMP, before he tell the internet GIMP is the best alternative... because it is not! (But there are some...) Guest • May 2018 • 18 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely free with many plug-ins. socjopatkaxSep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have used Gimp for years. I used Adobe and Correl, but Gimp does what I need, and why pay hundreds of dollars for something that was not all that better, or worse in some ways. Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its got all the features pretty much and it's available on all devices Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Closest you can get to Photoshop for free. The UI is not great but functionality-wise it's near perfect. Great alternative. PavlinaKellerovaNov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is better as painting software, and rather crappy for photo manipulation Guest • Nov 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very easy to understand and use, it also offers many filters and effects, the vectorial tool is easy to use and it offers many pre-defined brushes to start. This is my favorite program to make art because of it's simplicity and comfort, I'm very pleased to say that this is a really good alternative to Adobe Photoshop. IvannJun 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A good program, but the menus are not intuitive, and the startup is somewhat slow. Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimps is very basic... its no way near to adobe Photoshop Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The technology in GIMP really is stellar. There are tutorials all over the web for accomplishing just about everything you can imagine. Photoshop is a great piece of software, no doubt. But with their change to Cloud licensing GIMP is just that much more enticing. I *highly* recommend GIMP. ustamillsOct 2016 • 18 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Version 2.8: I design graphics for web more than manipulate images. Support for pens is buggy, can't get pressure to be recognized. Slow to load in Windows 10. Zoom: can't use mouse scroll-wheel, limited to 800% makes it hard to work on small icons. Vectors: doesn't load PSD vector layers, converts copy-pasted SVG to raster. Didn't evaluate further as I gave up at that point. I did notice it has good support for multi-resolution .ico files. peterbrandApr 2018 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A fully completed alternative to photoshop. And this is free! TechnotikaAug 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP cannot do anything as complex as Photoshop. Guest • Apr 2018 • 7 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is the best that can be used in linux Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too complicated to use it, bad UI/UX rnicksonMar 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'd much rather use Photoshop but I'm on Linux, so no go. GIMP is free and is packed with features but Photoshop is a long way ahead in terms of usability and experience. GIMP does everything I need, it just takes longer and not as intuitive as Photoshop. jakebrumbyJan 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free. For basic operations I do I don't want to pay as much. mygamela2Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it are said to be Free Software; has the Paths Tool on which works perfect to create complex drawings with a mouse peripheral on a desktop computer; DarkSystemCDApr 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is new and seems more like photoshop. Still is developing. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open Source, Unique functions and tools and it's free. I have achieved far better result with gimp, thanks to its flexibility. Oh and it doesn't "sync" your personal photos to da "cloud" under the pretext of creative connectivity and oneness, LOL. Did i mention that you don't have to pay an annual fee of $240!!!? CyberiaNov 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First of all it's free. It has many plug-ins, for example the best tool to work on .dds -files. In Photoshop you need a nvidia plugin which works not good- You have a perspectific clone stamp Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its the closest photo editing software to photoshop Guest • Aug 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp is the best photo editor, and Photoshop does not compare with its glitches with it. dan777May 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't support CMYK, or if it does I couldn't find it, and I looked hard. Also, despite my best efforts, couldn't select more than 1 layer at a time (without creating a group and putting all the layers in that group) and working with text was insanely labor intensive. Guest • May 2017 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's all you want. you just need to know how to edit with it and you're set! no money spent! netikrasbananasApr 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is a powerful, yet fairly lightweight platform for general image editing. It runs on many platforms, including some obscure Linux distributions. Guest • Aug 2016 • 11 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gimp is powerfull almost as Photoshop. jansikaSep 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not work directly on CMYK images or save them on this mode. It also priorizes its own file format instead of work directly with other file formats instead of "exporting" them, causing GIMP to be not so practical as Photoshop for multiple files at the same time. The interface also takes too much space of the screen and some tools have no obvious utilization shortcuts. Guest • Nov 2016 • 11 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major...

    • photoshop is a photo editing software; krita is a painting and sketching app soulrainMay 2019 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy interface and open source! Guest • Sep 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita's focus is painting rather than photo manipulation. quadraticOct 2018 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Photoshop is a professional editing tool. Krita is a very good piece of software, however it isn't a professional software or one that could be used as an alternative for Photoshop. It's closer to the level of Paint.net. If you would like a free and powerful alternative, I'd recommend GIMP, however the user interface is annoying to work with. If you don't mind paying, I'd recommend Affinity Photo, which is $50 one time and is very amazing. UnleavenedEagleJun 2019 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's open-source and very easy to use. cami_llaApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While I prefer GIMP for graphic design, Krita is the best alternative to Photoshop for digital painting pizzalovingnerdOct 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Powerful layer-based drawing with tablet support, and a variety of brush styles and supported formats. deltz025Nov 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita allows you to make drawings and animations with a great quality and ir's also FREE. KRITA4EVER Guest • Jun 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better for painting, worse for photo/image manipulation (it is where gimp comes in) Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Excellent UX design interface, non-destructive image manipulation. Superior graphics tablet integration makes it a *better* alternative to photoshop for artists. peterbrandApr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you are looking for a (free) alternative for digital drawing and painting, this is it. Better than Photoshop in this regard - I don't touch Photoshop for drawing and painting anymore, only Krita and ClipStudio. herbertvanderwegenSep 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Clean UI and easy to use. I don't think it's as refined as GIMP but still a great alternative. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is a painting application, It does not really edit photos. Guest • Feb 2018 • 6 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MUCH better UI than GIMP or PAINT.NET Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's kinda more intuitive to use than GIMP (which is a briliant PS alternative too) interface-wise, and supports CMYK out of the box if one needs it. As of version 3.1 it has pretty advanced support for animation, including opacity curves (GIMP fails completely in that field, animathing anything is a major PITA in it) AtoshiDec 2016 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Brushes, functionality, and its free. Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sleek design, many useful resources, ergonomic UI, really is the best free photo editing software I've used. I only used it for digital drawing though, so I don't know how it fares for other purposes. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I was working with PS since v1.3! Since they started the Creative Cloud versions, they deliver no more quality, so I was looking for a alternative to PS, like Paint.net is. I compared MyPaint, Pixlr, GIMP, Krita and some more, but Krita was the best for me. Easy to switch from PS, no unstable App, can read PS files, and supports privacy by default (a big problem with PS and Pixlr). gaengschterFeb 2016 • 17 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much easier to use than other PS alternatives and fairly intuitive. kristinastarckApr 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, similar interface. TristisOrisAug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Krita is the best alternative for digital illustrators. Intuitive interface offers options that even Gimp does not have, such as the layer effects available in Adobe Photoshop. However, not everything is flowers, the Krita text tools are still lacking. My recommendation is to use Krita and Gimp together according to the nature of your project. brunoprosaikoJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While I like GIMP this is much simpler in design and easier to use. brandonyarvisJan 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is basically the same. Same tools and interfaces. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is one of the few programs with an airbrush. The only quarrel I have is the color-picker. I prefer the style of color picker/custom color designer in Paint. Otherwise,Krita just boogies right along. Best free art program I've found, between it and IrfanView. I'm golden! clydelymanMar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Photopea

    Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats. .

    • It has most features which Photoshop and its Browser Based. StevenSunMay 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar UI and it shares so many fetures with photoshop! Guest • Jan 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It is the streamlined, free, on-the-go version of photoshop. What's not to love? Guest • Nov 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The most important thing to consider in the choose of Photopea is its versability: I mean since it's an online alternative to Photoshop it can be used right in your laptop or tablet trough the browser, or even in your phone. It can fully read PSD files, import new fonts (with some of them installed by default), Photoshop brushes and so on. I fully recommend it! Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Photopea is great for quick on the fly photo editing! I love it over PIXLR, which is good for what it is, but is more for filters than an actual Photoshop mimic. Photopea is definitely a photoshop light and is browser based so easy to use anywhere! I scrolled all the way down this page to show Photopea some love! It is surely an underdog! Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Edit PSD from web. It's far better than the other software alternatives. peterbroFeb 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has the best PSD support of all the software I've tried. Besides, it is an web-app so you can use it irrespective of your OS. Other than that, it is free and quite fast. Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • MyPaint

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

    • MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both. Guest • Jul 2015 • 15 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Polarr

    From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr Photo Editor is the most versatile and powerful online photo editor in the web.

    • Free version is the most capable offline editor available in Chromebook. Excellent masking tools in paid version. Guest • Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Bloom

    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer. Bloom is the...

    • It has many photo editing tool, layers support, tablet support and amazing PSD support. GargantulaKonFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree

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  • Luminance HDR

    Luminance HDR is a graphical user interface (based on the Qt5 toolkit) that provides a complete workflow for HDR imaging.

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  • Alva

    Alva works with your production frontend components, adding up-to-date, responsive, and interactive designs to your living styleguide. You can start with a minimal...

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