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Open Source Corel PaintShop Pro Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Corel PaintShop Pro is GIMP. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Corel PaintShop Pro and 13 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Corel PaintShop Pro are Glimpse Image Editor, Pixelitor, Seashore and showFoto.

Corel PaintShop Pro 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 Corel PaintShop Pro.
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  1. GIMP icon

    GIMP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • 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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    Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Corel PaintShop Pro.
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    Just as good - and simpler

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    ive used them both and i like gimp

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    Glimpse Image Editor

    • Windows
    • Linux
    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.
    Discontinued

    The Glimpse editor has been discontinuedSource: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

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    Pixelitor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    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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    showFoto

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE
    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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  6. Beautify

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GIMP
    91 alternatives to Beautify 

    GIMP Beautify is a set of GIMP plug-ins for quickly and easily beautify photo.

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    CinePaint

    • Mac
    • Linux
    91 alternatives to CinePaint 

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

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    Discontinued

    The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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    scri.ch

    97 alternatives to scri.ch 

    scri.ch is a hackable, open source and minimal drawing tool. Learn more about tips and hacks on http://about.scri.ch/

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    Gimel Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    22 alternatives to Gimel Studio 

    Gimel Studio is a non-destructive, 2D image editor focused on simplicity, speed, elegance and usability.

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    1.  Node BasedGimel Studio supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Non Destructive EditingGimel Studio 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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    XGimp

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    183 alternatives to XGimp 

    XGimp is an adaptation for iPhone and iPad of the app GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation), which is a freely distributed program for tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring

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