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    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 Jan 15, 2022

    1. Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer.
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      GargantulaKon It has many photo editing tool, layers support, tablet support and amazing PSD support.
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    2. Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.
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      Most users think Paintstorm is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Great alternative for digital painting. Very Similar UI, better brush settings and lightweight. More importantly it's very inexpensive!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. Photivo is a multi platform photo processor for RAW and bitmap images with 16 bit precision. Photivo tries to give the user as much control as possible to express his creativity and to allow flexible adjustments for the various needs in photography.

      Discontinued

      From their website: “Photivo has not been in development for several years. This page is outdated.”

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      Luminance HDR is a graphical user interface (based on the Qt5 toolkit) that provides a complete workflow for HDR imaging.
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      A Patch for GIMP 2.10+ for Photoshop Users.


    4. GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    5. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
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      Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

      Discontinued

      The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06
      https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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    6. gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint.
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