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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, MyPaint, Glimpse Image Editor and LazPaint.

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

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    199 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Dark ModeGIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  Batch EditingGIMP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    9.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    Bad user interface, difficult to learn, unintuitive, slow. Thank God for Photopea.

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    Guest

    gimp 3.0 will be more better hope so

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    marekszewczyk

    Irritating, totally unintuitive, completely unthought-out interface. It may have a lot of possibilities, but a lifetime is not enough to discover them and understand the twisted logic of this program.

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    rimon

    Not similar, missing lots of important functionality. STOP PROMOTING IT AS A PHOTOSHOP ALTERNATIVE!

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

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

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  2. Krita icon

    Krita

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    137 alternatives to Krita 

    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 within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Startup page with news
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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

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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)

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    Guest

    Krita is for painting, not photo editing

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    fomenkois

    It works with legacy graphics card, it's intuitive, it has super transform tools

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    Guest

    It's free, yet has almost all the features Photoshop has

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    Guest

    best open source raster program out there in terms of digital paintings goes, and in some areas even better than Photoshop.

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    Guest

    For artists using photoshop it is the best alternative.

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    MyPaint

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    • PortableApps.com
    123 alternatives to MyPaint 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportMyPaint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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    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.

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    MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both.

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    sedeti

    My paint is not a image editor

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    Guest

    MyPaint is a program for digital art. Though GIMP can be used for that purpose, GIMP is also an image editing software.

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    mypaint is really only for drawing, it's not an image editor

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    Glimpse Image Editor

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    174 alternatives to Glimpse Image Editor 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    Discontinued

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    LazPaint

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    41 alternatives to LazPaint 

    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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    1.  LightweightLazPaint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for LayersLazPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  PortableLazPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    16K PNG AT 1:1 VIEW IN 32BIT VERSION, RESAMPLED TO 8K in 32bit
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    Some users think LazPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
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    the software is poorly designed

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    miniPaint

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    36 alternatives to miniPaint 

    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.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in miniPaint without registration.
    2.  Support for LayersminiPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Dotgrid

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    67 alternatives to Dotgrid 

    A simple vector illustration tool.

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Dotgrid.
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    PhotoGIMP

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    8 alternatives to PhotoGIMP 

    A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users.

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    Pixeluvo

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    33 alternatives to Pixeluvo 

    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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Pixeluvo is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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    Pixelitor

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    117 alternatives to Pixelitor 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LayersPixelitor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflinePixelitor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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