Adobe Photoshop Alternatives for Linux

    Adobe Photoshop is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux 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 Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Krita (Free, Open Source), MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source) and LazPaint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. 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.
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      GIMP vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GIMP is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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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.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Gimp contain absolutely all what is required in 99% of cases for picture manipulation
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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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.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      beebaypk GIMP is the best software for photo editing etc
      Positive comment 14 days ago

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      sedeti Just unacceptable that it doesn't have adjustable layers
      Negative comment 22 days ago

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      ioma8 GIMP is sadly not good alternative to Photoshop. Have very bad support of PSD files, you literally can't work with regular PSD from others who use Photoshop as GIMP doesn't support many of Photoshops features. One of them being adjustments layers. Basically you have to make all changes in GIMP being destructive.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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      Bad user interface, difficult to learn, unintuitive, slow. Thank God for Photopea.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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    2. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.
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      I like Krita as an alternative to Photoshop because it's open source and free from the tyranny of Adobe Subscriptions
      Top positive comment  4 months ago

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      Atoshi 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)
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      It's more of a painting software, not much related to photos/images.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      It's free, yet has almost all the features Photoshop has
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      best open source raster program out there in terms of digital paintings goes, and in some areas even better than Photoshop.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      For artists using photoshop it is the best alternative.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      krita is sketching and drawing photoshop is a photo editor
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    3. MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.
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      Some users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
      uhada If you're looking for a painting app, MyPaint may be a good alternative to Photoshop. It has infinite canvas, good, natural brushes and overall good tools.
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

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      MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both.
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

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      sedeti My paint is not a image editor
      Negative comment 22 days ago

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      MyPaint is a program for digital art. Though GIMP can be used for that purpose, GIMP is also an image editing software.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      mypaint is really only for drawing, it's not an image editor
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    4. Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

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      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued

      Source: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

    5. Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering.
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      Some users think LazPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.


    6. A simple vector illustration tool.
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    7. miniPaint is free online image editor using HTML5. Edit, adjust your images, add effects online in your browser without installing anything. You can use the Electron based version of the editor if you like.
    8. Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks, cropping and resizing, to complex photo montage with multiple layers, masks and effects.
      Almost everyone thinks Pixeluvo is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
    9. Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique. Features: - Layers.
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    10. ImageJ is a public domain, Java-based image processing program developed at the National Institutes of Health. ImageJ was designed with an open architecture that provides extensibility via Java plugins and recordable macros.
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