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Iris Image Editor Alternatives

Iris Image Editor is described as 'Set your sights on the future of image editing. Iris - the ultimate image editor for Mac OS X' and is a Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Iris Image Editor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and KDE. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Iris Image Editor are Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator, Microsoft Paint and Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Iris Image Editor 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 Iris Image Editor.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
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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.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    8.  Works OfflineGIMP can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  2. Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Wine
    • ReactOS
    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.  Hardware AcceleratedAdobe Photoshop can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    3.  Color PickerAdobe Photoshop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    4.  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.
    5.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Photoshop allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Photoshop.
    7.  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.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Photoshop supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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    Pixelmator

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    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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    Microsoft Paint

    • Windows
    126 alternatives to Microsoft Paint 

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .

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    1.  Works OfflineMicrosoft Paint can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  LightweightMicrosoft Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Ad-freeMicrosoft Paint doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Dark ModeMicrosoft Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows S
    133 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements 

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionAdobe Photoshop Elements can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop Elements supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Acorn

    119 alternatives to Acorn 

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingAcorn allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
      Cropping an image in Acorn
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      showFoto

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      115 alternatives to showFoto 

      You can use it to view your photographs and improve them. Showfoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project.

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      DeepSkyStacker

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      10 alternatives to DeepSkyStacker 

      DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures.

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      Photopainter

      • Windows
      156 alternatives to Photopainter 

      Photopainter is both a natural-media painting software and an image processing system at the same time.

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      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.5.2.5, released in December 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Wizardbrush

      • Windows
      145 alternatives to Wizardbrush 

      Wizardbrush is a natural media painting software which has a lot of brushes and paper with realism style. You can create realistic picture with it. You can not only use it to paint pictures, but also handle your digital photos, even use it to teach digital painting and image...

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      Discontinued

      Last version, 6.7.7.6, was released on November 2011.

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