What are the best alternatives to Photoshop?

  1. #1
    MR
    Written on June 14, 2017
    Michael Richards
    "What I really want in a photoshop alternative is something lightweight, that resembles a stripped down earlier version of photoshop. What I got with Painter 2017 was a very art-heavy and sketch-heavy program that really still needs access to photoshop to be useful. I'd avoid this unless you're already happily using photoshop."
  2. #2
    TO
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Teresa Owens
    "This solution certainly seems compatible with Photoshop, however I'm not sure it serves as a full alternative to Photoshop. Its seems to be both a creation tool, as well as an editing tool."
  3. #3
    EL
    Written on April 3, 2017
    Elizabeth Lawson
    "While I have used Photoshop before, it is expensive. As an art student, I was looking for something that would do what I needed but also be affordable. Gimp, is the perfect solution. It's free and has everything you need to create beautiful digital works."
  1. #4
    SH
    Written on September 22, 2017
    Sean Howard
    "Great app for a photoshop alternative for all apple users, especially on the iPad. Can change shape, paint, edit lighting or color and much more. A great go to for the unprofessional photographer."
  2. #5
    TJ
    Written on April 19, 2017
    Tang Jiang
    "Don't have the experience (or maybe the cash) to try out Photoshop, but still want a great editing software for your pics? Krita is free and open source, and gives you almost the exact same features as Adobe's Photoshop. It's definitely worth checking out, and could help out any artist."
  3. #6
    PC
    Written on September 18, 2017
    Pari Chavan
    "If you're familiar with Photoshop and like it, I think Phixr would be a major let down. It's website is very limited and it looks like it's made for users who just want to easily edit a picture without having many options. This actually brings up a good point: If Photoshop's complexity and features either perplex you or just take too much time for your needs, Phixr might be the basic app that you'd like."
  4. #7
    JP
    Written on September 18, 2017
    Jack Powell
    "I liked this. It has some cool aspects and would be what you are looking for. With that said therrr are better ones."

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Summary

Best alternatives to Photoshop
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Painter 2017 Software 115 Paid
2 Sketchbook Apps 83 Free
3 Gimp Software 73 Free
4 Pixelmator Apps 66 Paid
5 Krita Software 36 Free
6 Phixr Photo Editor Software 21 Free
7 LunaPic Software 9 Free
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