Iris Alternatives

    Iris 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 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and KDE. Most alternatives are Image Editors and Digital Painting Apps. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Iris are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Pixelmator (Paid), Microsoft Paint (Free) and Adobe Photoshop Elements (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

    1. 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.
      show more
    2. Adobe Photoshop is the commercial image editor that set the standard in creative illustration and design work with a sophisticated, layer-based workflow and robust, professional feature set.
      show more


    3. 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.
      show more
    4. 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 .

      Discontinued

      Microsoft announced that Paint is officially deprecated with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Anyway last version of the program will still be usable in Windows 10.

      show more
    5. 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.


    6. 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.
      show more
    7. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
    8. DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures. Registering / Stacking / Simple post-stacking processes to quickly view the final result.
      show more
    9. PhotoPad picture editor is the fastest and most fun way to edit your digital photos. PhotoPad is one of the most stable, easy-to-use, and comprehensive photo editors available.
      show more
    10. Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.88, released on 6 october 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      show more
    Showing 10 of 20 alternatives