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What are the best Affinity Photo alternatives?

Affinity Photo is described as 'professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a dedicated RAW editing workspace, as well as' and is a very popular Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Affinity Photo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Affinity Photo are Krita, Adobe Photoshop, Paint.NET and Photopea.

Affinity Photo alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Affinity Photo.
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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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    Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Affinity Photo.
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    Free and powerful, but complicated, wich makes a difficult workflow

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    It doesn't have non-destructive adjustment layers.

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    Krita

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    • Steam
    • Epic Games Store
    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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    Krita vs Affinity Photo opinions
    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Affinity Photo.
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    You draw, you don't edidit photos

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    The text tool is awful. Not even close to Affinity.

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    Adobe Photoshop

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    231 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop 

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

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    1.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Content-Aware FillAdobe Photoshop can quickly remove objects from your photo and it will fill in the picture based on the rest of the available content.
    3.  Hardware AcceleratedAdobe Photoshop can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    4.  Color PickerAdobe Photoshop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Photoshop allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Photoshop supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    8.  Works OfflineAdobe Photoshop can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Photoshop can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Almost everyone thinks Adobe Photoshop is a great alternative to Affinity Photo.
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    Expensive.... but, the best

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    Paint.NET

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    167 alternatives to Paint.NET 

    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.

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    1.  Support for LayersPaint.NET supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  LightweightPaint.NET consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPaint.NET can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Dark ModePaint.NET supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  PortablePaint.NET can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Photopea

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    102 alternatives to Photopea 

    Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.

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    1.  Support for LayersPhotopea supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Online version, fully supporting PSD file format and EVERY PS function. Free.

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    Adobe Lightroom

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    Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC and 1 TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface.

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    1.  Batch EditingAdobe Lightroom allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  Facial RecognitionAdobe Lightroom can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    3.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Lightroom allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Lightroom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  File TaggingAdobe Lightroom can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    6.  Ad-freeAdobe Lightroom doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  Batch Rename FilesAdobe Lightroom supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    8.  Works OfflineAdobe Lightroom can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Pixlr

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    Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding your personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful.

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    1.  Support for LayersPixlr supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Custom overlaysPixlr allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Pixelmator

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    142 alternatives to Pixelmator 

    Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

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    Because it's simpler and it works.

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    Photoscape

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    181 alternatives to Photoscape 

    PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

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    1.  Batch EditingPhotoscape allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    Viewer: Slideshow, Fullscreen, Wallpaper, Lossless Rotation, Exif
    Editor: 120+ Frames, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Color, Contrast, Auto Contrast, Sharpen, Clipart
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    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

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    86 alternatives to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 

    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 graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics...

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