All photography enthusiasts out of you must have used Adobe Photoshop for once at the very least. Have you? This photo editing software is just phenomenal, and is better than the best without any single doubt. When it comes to choosing best photo editing software, the Adobe Photoshop is first choice of many. It could become the first choice of every single person, but the things that don’t let it happen are the cost of Photoshop, and its complex interface. While latter is not problem for many, as one needs to work hard to be master of Photoshop. But yes, the former, means the cost of the software is that creates the cloud of frustration for many. Are you also one among them?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to my just asked question, then you are most likely to be desperately looking for other free alternatives, are you? Here are some of them. (To find even more alternatives for Photoshop, click here or here).
GIMP is undoubtedly the best free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. This software is simple to use, thanks to the intuitive user interface that it has. It offers many tools that you can use to edit your pictures. With this software, you can do professional editing, and can surprise all with your photo editing skills. A large user base of GIMP is more than enough to speak about the popularity of this super software.
Just like the above one, Paint.Net offers plenty of tools to work on your pictures. Although this software is amazing in terms of providing editing powers, but still, it is not perfect. The reason why it is not so is that it is available for Windows only. You can enhance your experience with this cool alternative to Adobe Photoshop, by installing new plugins in it.
Yet another good alternative to Adobe Photoshop that is available for Windows only. With this software, you can edit the pictures like professionals, can create bitamp graphics, can design cool web animations, and can do lots more. The best part about this software is that it does not impact the PC performance. On personal tone, I seriously hate when my PC’s performance gets lowered due to any heavy software.
This one is available for Mac OS X's Cocoa framework. Gradients, anti-aliasing and textures for brush strokes and text, are what you get in this software. Alpha channel editing that you get in it is just amazing. Its user interface make it simple to use.
Just like most of Adobe Photoshop’s alternatives listed here, this one is available for Windows OS. It comes with some basic tools of Adobe Photoshop. Support for layers, masks and animations are also part of this software. Since this software is quite simple to use, so you can have a good photo-editing experience with it.
This vector graphics editor is used by hundreds of thousands of users. This open source software is quite similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw. There are many features that make this software hold the proud tag of free Adobe Photoshop alternative. The best ones are the availability of no. of tools, simple user interface, not-so-heavy nature etc. The thing that makes it unique from other software is that it uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as its native format. This is something amazing, something unique.
It is available for Linux, and is very popular among the users of this aforementioned OS. This software is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows that is described as the fastest graphics program available today.
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