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    GIMP Alternatives for iPad

    GIMP is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Adobe Photoshop. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pixlr or Polarr. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to GIMP and many of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to GIMP are Affinity Photo (Paid), Pixelmator (Paid), MediBang Paint (Freemium) and Clip Studio Paint (Paid).

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    1. 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.
      Adobe Photoshop vs GIMP opinions
      Some users think Adobe Photoshop is a great alternative to GIMP, some don't.
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      dbbest Generally - photoshop is a very good tool, with a lot of staff inside. It's a quite good alternative if a pricing is not a question.
      Top positive comment  3 months ago

      Its not free, should not be listed on par with GIMP
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      22Ezra22 Easiest to use and has the most features. With most Photoshop alternatives you cannot even re-edit text after typing.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Henry220 Yes, PH costs a lot. But It's still very effective there are much more features for a professional photographer and to my mind PH has more convenient workflow.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      CraftKittyScotland While it is not free to use forever, you can make better images like Adobe Lightroom CC and Paint.NET.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      its just wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      It's all way better. GIMP constantly mess the workflow and functionality unstable. My mouse sometimes won't click anything in GIMP popup interface.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Affinity Photo is a 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.
      Affinity Photo vs GIMP opinions
      Most users think Affinity Photo is a great alternative to GIMP.
      Aristomenis Low price for many features that are very close, if not better that Photoshop's.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      Mosrod Very similar to Photoshop and a great photo editing program for only $50
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      GIMP is free and Affinity is not, however, Affinity photo isn't expensive and it has non-destructive editing and superb capacity for making selections. GIMP doesn't have these features yet. For me, GIMP is straight forward and a great workhorse, but I find myself using Affinity Photo more and more.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      sharevari It's a considerably cheaper version of Photoshop.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      wonderwarthog Well it's not free, but for 50 bucks it's still a steal. And no subscription nonsense like "that other photo editing app"…
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


    3. 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.
      Pixlr vs GIMP opinions
      Most users think Pixlr is a great alternative to GIMP.
      Similar interface and similar tools.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Hank_Scorpio Missing loads of features gimp has. Can’t make layers. Selection tools are basically nonexistent. Disappointing.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      Pixlr E has a lot of the same features that GIMP has and Pixlr X allows to make minor edits to photos quickly. Both run in a browser without any need to be installed. And yeah, both are free to use :)
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Nothing like Gimp it's a really minimal toned town bad vertion to photoshop and gimp
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      Manipulation tools similar to GIMP
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Only for editing single photos
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      no tools selection, only presets filters and effects
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

    4. 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.
      Most users think Pixelmator is a great alternative to GIMP.
    5. From high-precision light and color tools, to advanced clarity and dehaze settings, to the ability to create and save your own filters. Polarr is the ideal photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike.
      Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to GIMP.

    6. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.
      Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to GIMP.
    7. 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 and manga.
    8. Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone, iPad and Android.
      Adobe Photoshop Express vs GIMP opinions
      Some users think Adobe Photoshop Express is a great alternative to GIMP, some don't.
      No way comparable to GIMP, much too simple in functions. It doesn't give as much options for editing images, as GIMP does.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

    9. Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.
    10. Pixen is a pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games.
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