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PhotoFlare is described as 'Photoflare is a cross-platform image editor with an aim to balance between powerful features and a very friendly graphical user interface. It suits a wide variety of different tasks and users who value a more nimble workflow' and is a Image Editor in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PhotoFlare for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PhotoFlare are Krita, Affinity Photo, Photopea and Microsoft Paint.

PhotoFlare 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 PhotoFlare.
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. GIMP icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersAffinity Photo supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAffinity Photo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPhotopea supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  5. 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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    Glimpse Image Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableGlimpse Image Editor is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGlimpse Image Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Discontinued

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

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  7. PhotoFiltre icon

    PhotoFiltre

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPhotoFiltre supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ PortablePhotoFiltre can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Photoline

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Wine

    Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and compositing in RGB, CMYK, and Lab modes.

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    XGimp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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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  10. Image Online Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Blazing fast Free online image editor tool to adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma etc. Drop your image in tool and start editing using image filter controls. No signup and no restriction to use this tool.

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