5 Free Photoshop Alternatives

Free PhotoShop Alternatives

Photoshop has always been widely considered the number one tool for editing images, but it’s not the only tool out there anymore. With more and more photo editing alternatives, Photoshop has become less of a staple in the design industry.

Today, if an expensive Photoshop subscription isn’t in your budget, or you don’t need all the features of Photoshop, there are lots of fantastic photo editing alternatives.



An excellent choice for beginners, SumoPaint’s user interface is similar to older versions of Photoshop. The free program is popular worldwide and boasts having over 30 million users. If you’re looking to dip your toes in the water of image editing, SumoPaint is the perfect place to start.

GIMP free photoshop


One of the more limited image editors, GIMP’s interface feels quite dated compared to some of the others on the list. However, being an open source program, you can code in any feature you want. So if you’re familiar with a bit of coding, GIMP can be a great free tool for photo manipulation.


If you use Photoshop primarily as a digital drawing tool, then Krita is a great alternative. Supported on drawing tablets, Krita supplies a wealth of tools for creating digital paintings, concept art, textures, illustrations, and comics. Plus, it’s Photoshop-esque UI is easy to learn and it supports WEBP format files!

Free Photoshop Alternatives

Pixlr X

A next-generation photo editor, Pixlr X works in your browser which allows you to do quick edits on almost any device. Great for bloggers and social media marketers, Pixlr X is the fastest way to crop an image, apply filters, overlay text, and more – right in your browser!

It may not be as powerful as Photoshop, but the webpage is easily bookmarkable for whenever you need to make a quick edit. Plus, you can edit photos directly in Dropbox.

amadine graphic design program


While Amadine isn’t exactly a photo editing program, this new graphic design tool features a set of vector drawing tools aimed at both design professionals and creative amateurs. The Ukraine-based developer, BeLight Software, has put together the app to provide you with a toolset with excellent functionality and user-friendliness.

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of tools in other vector programs, but Amadine is a welcome alternative. The beta version of Amadine was recently released for Mac, head over to Amadine to try it out for free right now.

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Harlen Malkowich
Jan 24, 2019
By Harlen Malkowich

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