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Open Source Affinity Photo Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Affinity Photo is GIMP. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Affinity Photo and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Affinity Photo are Krita, Glimpse Image Editor, Graphite and Hugin.

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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    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
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    • AmigaOS
    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.  Dark ModeGIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    9.  Works OfflineGIMP can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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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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    • 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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    Glimpse Image Editor

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    174 alternatives to Glimpse Image Editor 

    Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

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    1.  Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    Graphite

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    50 alternatives to Graphite 

    Graphite is an open source, cross-platform, 2D vector and raster general-purpose graphics editor with AI image generation features and a non-destructive node-based effects compositing engine.

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    1.  Ad-freeGraphite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Node BasedGraphite supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportGraphite integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    4.  Color PickerGraphite allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Graphite without registration.
    6.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    7.  Support for LayersGraphite supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Dark ModeGraphite supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Non Destructive EditingGraphite allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
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    Hugin

    • FreeOpen Source
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    33 alternatives to Hugin 

    Hugin is an easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging toolchain based on Panorama Tools. With Hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete impressive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.i

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    PhotoFlare

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    15 alternatives to PhotoFlare 

    Photoflare is a cross-platform image editor with an aim to balance between powerful features and a very friendly graphical user interface. It suits a wide variety of different tasks and users who value a more nimble workflow.

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    Pixelitor

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    117 alternatives to Pixelitor 

    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique.

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    1.  Support for LayersPixelitor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflinePixelitor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Seashore

    • Mac
    127 alternatives to Seashore 

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Seashore simultaneously.
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    Litrato

    48 alternatives to Litrato 

    Litrato is an app for editing photos and saving those changes to the gallery.

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    Gpaint

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    84 alternatives to Gpaint 

    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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