Adobe 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 six 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 (Free, Open Source), MyPaint (Free, Open Source), PhotoFiltre (Freemium) and LazPaint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 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  about 5 years ago

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      Definitely the best open source alternative. In most cases you can do everything you would in Photoshop, I'd say for a vast majority of users it's more than enough. And as someone noted it boots extremely quick on Linux.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year 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  about 1 year ago

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      UltraProgrammer If you're used to Photoshop, GIMP will feel very unusual, since it has very different ways of doing things. That being said, its more than capable of keeping up with Photoshop on a technical level, and well exceeds Photoshop's abilities (if at the cost of intuitiveness) in my opinion
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      dabockster GIMP is not intuitive at all. The interface is hot garbage compared to Photoshop and even Paint.NET. It also messes up on several functions such as selection and outline tools. You get what you pay for.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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      I like it because is hat soo much potential to be the best photo editing Programm of the world because Free nice lots of tutorials
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      EGiGoka It can't even outline text in normal way, it need to be re-done every time text changes. What a f... joke.
      Negative comment 4 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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      Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      gaengschter 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).
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Was born as a sketching app, now it includes all the Gimp features. Plus new features recently introduced (for example Smart clone, that acts as the content aware brush in Photoshop). In my opinion it is much faster and useful than Gimp. Can be a valid Phototshop replacement.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      quadratic Krita's focus is painting rather than photo manipulation.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

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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
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      It's free, yet has almost all the features Photoshop has
      Positive comment 5 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 10 months ago

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      For artists using photoshop it is the best alternative.
      Positive comment 10 months 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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      MyPaint vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Some users think MyPaint is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
      MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment 8 months 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 almost 6 years ago

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

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    4. PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve.
      PhotoFiltre vs Adobe Photoshop opinions
      Most users think PhotoFiltre is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
      Very fast & lightweight but still powerful with great features. Doesn't take forever to load for quick edits
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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