Adobe Photoshop Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small GIMP iconGIMP, 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Small Affinity Photo iconAffinity Photo (Paid), Small Krita iconKrita (Free, Open Source), Small Paint.NET iconPaint.NET (Free Personal) and Small Corel PaintShop Pro iconCorel PaintShop Pro (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 1, 2021

    • 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.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • BSD
      • Snapcraft
      • FLATHUB
      • PortableApps.com
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 81 users agree and 20 don't

      Jatie Free, rich of feature, good performance, many tutorial, anything it's lack can be cover with plug-in. The best for free software.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago 41 users agree and 11 don't

      RemovedUser GIMP is not similar enough to Photoshop for someone to get started immediately, but when you do know how to use it, it can be just as powerful as Photoshop in almost every way. Better than paying Adobe $30+ a month for a product that never belongs to you.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago 25 users agree and 8 don't

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    • Professional image editing software for Windows, Mac, and iPad.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      RemovedUser Affinity Photo is a professional level photo editing application. It's very powerful and you can do 99% of things in it that you can do in Photoshop. It can read and write .PSD files, and is compatible (most of the time) with Photoshop brushes and plugins. If you don't mind paying, I'd recommend it. It's ~$50 one time, so no subscriptions.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 27 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Blouko I believe, now that it supports Windows, that it's a great alternative to Photoshop. There's a wide variety of features you can find both on Photoshop and Photo, they share most of the key features. Affinity's design is beautiful aswell.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago 15 users agree

      robfol Does effectively everything PS can do, has a matching Designer app and soon Publisher app. Excellent GUI and functionality, well supported and regularly updated. Total no brainer for a simple one-off payment.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 18 users agree and 2 don't

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    • 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.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • PortableApps.com
      • Steam
      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).
      Positive comment about 5 years ago 19 users agree and 2 don't

      soulrain photoshop is a photo editing software; krita is a painting and sketching app
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago 49 users agree and 26 don't

      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.
      Positive comment 10 months ago 9 users agree and 3 don't

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    • Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Free Personal
      • Windows
      • Windows S
      • .NET Framework
      FedoraGFX Has many of the features of Photoshop, but it's free!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago 17 users agree and 5 don't

      gamefreakerxD Free to use. Great application with a simple user interface.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago 12 users agree and 2 don't

      Not a direct replacement, but if you don't need all the advanced features of Photoshop and going to do just quick editing, this could be a solution.
      Positive comment 10 months ago 5 users agree

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    • PaintShop Pro is a photo editor with additional organizing capabilities, including keyword tags, auto sorting and facial recognition.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Windows
      A good price/quality. I also use GIMP, but it is cumbersome. I think that Corel should invest in porting it to Linux.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago 2 users agree and 1 doesn't

      It does almost everything PhotoShop does, and easier. All toolbars easily customizable, can record scripts and add them as toolbar buttons, and is inexpensive to boot!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 8 users agree and 1 doesn't

      RemovedUser It's by Corel, who has been in the industry for a while now. Professional level application, good alternative for Photoshop.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 2 users agree

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    • MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop, some don't.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      MyPaint is only a drawing program, but it can't edit images. Adobe Photoshop can do both.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago 26 users agree and 8 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.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      MyPaint is a program for digital art. Though GIMP can be used for that purpose, GIMP is also an image editing software.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago 2 users agree

    • With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of...
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      tobylennon Corel Photo-paint and CorelDraw work very well with Corel Painter and Paint-shop Pro. Pretty much everything is covered, there [High-end full-body textile design must be around the corner.] Everlasting licences also make CorelDraw the clear Winner.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago 3 users agree

    • PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Windows S
      I like it because you can merge multiple photos easily.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Simple, no layers, but brushes are available. Cheap, light weighted and goes easy on your machine resources. Even as professional I do use Photoscape for a first review of my photos.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

      vranha Good For newbie before u learn Photoshop, use this Software First :)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 0 users agree and 3 don't

    • Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics...
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
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      • Android
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      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
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      Clip Studio Paint has the best blending tools I've seen so far
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 1 users agree

      It has pretty similar tools and the results look just as good as in PS
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 1 users agree