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 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Corel PaintShop Pro are Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source), Pixelitor (Free, Open Source), Seashore (Free, Open Source) and Pixelesque (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 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.
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      Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Corel PaintShop Pro.
      shelleybryan ive used them both and i like gimp
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Just as good - and simpler
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued

      Source: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/



    3. 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. Features: - Layers.
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    4. 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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    5. Pixelsque's goal is to be as simple as possible, while still retaining many powerful features. It works like any standard pixel art editor, with a pen, eraser, and shapes. Pinch zoom and two finger drag can be used to move around the image from anywhere.
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    6. Showfoto is a fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools.
    7. KPhotoAlbum is an application for tagging and managing a photo collection and making it searchable.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      PhoXo is small and free image editing application. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2019, and isn't fully Open Source (only the kernel is).

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

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

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