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Photoshop Alternatives for PortableApps.com

Adobe Photoshop is not available for PortableApps.com but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best PortableApps.com 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 seven of them are available for PortableApps.com so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting PortableApps.com alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Krita, MyPaint, PhotoFiltre 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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • FLATHUB
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • Android Tablet

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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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.

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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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    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.

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

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

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    Its Basically equal and opposite

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    maurosoft391

    too complex, lack of too many features and not so well designed

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    23C5DA

    Open source and a lot of functionalities. Continuous support/development from the open source community.

    But could be unintuitive for people that comes from Adobe Photoshop.

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

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Krita is for painting, not photo editing

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

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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.

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    For artists using photoshop it is the best alternative.

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    krita is sketching and drawing photoshop is a photo editor

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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    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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    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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    PhotoFiltre

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPhotoFiltre supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ PortablePhotoFiltre can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think PhotoFiltre is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

    In my opinion it provides most intuitive way to edit photos.

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    Very fast & lightweight but still powerful with great features. Doesn't take forever to load for quick edits

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    LazPaint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightLazPaint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersLazPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ PortableLazPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    the software is poorly designed

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  6. Fotografix icon

    Fotografix

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once extracted. Despite its size, most of the features I rely on in Photoshop are available.

    ⚫︎ PortableFotografix can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SmartDeblur

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Restoration of distorted images is one of the most interesting and important problems of image processing - from the theoretical, as well as from the practical point of view.

    ⚫︎ PortableSmartDeblur can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    From twitter: "We released SmartDeblur 2.3 - HOME and PRO versions ... 525 days ago"See version and other info: http://smartdeblur.net/download.html

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