25+ Best Free Photoshop Alternatives

Photoshop is incomparable when it comes to features and options. But image editing requirements varies from project to project and for someone just looking to crop, re-size and do basic edit on images, Photoshop can be an overkill. Here we have compiled a list of Free software and tools which can be used as alternatives.

1. Pixlr: Pixlr Express Plus is a fun photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth in a completely ads-free experience.

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Price: Free

Platform: iso, Android

Tags: iOS7, Free, Ipad, iPhone5, Android

2. Gimp: This is the official GIMP web site. It contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases. We try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible.

Gimp

Price: Free

Platform: Linux, Windows, Mac

Tags: Free, easy reach, including painting tools, colour correction, cloning, selection, enhancement, Linux, Windows.

3. Paint.net: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.

Print.Net

Price: Free

Platform: Windows XP, Vista, 7

Tags: Free, selection tools, support for layers, adjustments, curves, brightness, contrast , Windows

4. Sumopaint: Powerful graphics editor for your web browser and pc

Sumopaint

Price: Free for basic online version

Platform: Web browser (requires Adobe Flash Player)

Tags: Free, Fast, robust, Incredibly inspiring, 22 languages, Brushes, pencils, shapes, text, cloning, gradients

5. Seashore: Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework.

Seashore

Price: Free

Platform: Mac

Tags: Free, Mac, features gradients, textures, anti aliasing, text, brush, strokes, multiple layers, alpha channel editing, GIMP’s technology

6. Inkscape: An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape

Price: Free

Platform: cross-platform

Tags: Free, easy to edit nodes, operations, trace bitmaps , markers, clones, alpha blending, vector graphics

7. Xara: Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program

Xara

Price: Free

Platform: Unix, Linux, FreeBSD

Tags: Free, Xara LX, Unix, Linux, FreeBSD

8. Splashup: Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager.

Splashup

Price: Free

Platform: web-based

Tags: Free, easy-to-use, Layers, Multiple image editing, Pixel-level control

9. Pixia: Pixia is the English-language version of a popular Japanese image-editing programme.

Pixia

Price: Free

Platform: Windows

Tags: Free, good range of features, stylus, digitiser, Windows

10. Photo Pos Pro: Photo Pos Pro (works quite well as a tongue-twister, by the way) is a Photoshop replacement that promises much, and delivers a little bit. The interface features cutting-edge Windows XP graphics.

Photo-Pos-Pro

Price: Free

Platform: Windows

Tags: Free, cutting edge, create, edit, enhance, print, digital photos, computer graphics,  eye-catching graphics, beautiful collages, greeting cards, business cards, website designs.

11. Picasa: Google’s Picasa isn’t a Photoshop competitor; regardless, it’s got many of the same basic features as Photoshop

Picasa

Price: Free

Platform: cross

Tags: Free, Google Chrome,  wide corrections, re-touches, superb option, photo management

12. Photoplus: Photo editing features that are so easy to use.

Photo-Plus

Price: Free

Platform: Windows

Tags: Free, import, simple editing, red eye, blemish removal, crop

13. Pic Monkey: lots of filters, lots of stickers and a makeup feature.

PicMonkey

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, Collage, edit, effect

14. PhotoFiltre: Photofiltre is a tiny 8MB program, that packs a lot of power into an app that takes up very little space on your hard drive.

PhotoFiltre

Price: Free

Platform: Windows XP

Tags: Free, brushes, Vectorial selections, Layers, Fill, Erase Tool, PhotoMasque, Icon export

15. Adobe Photoshop Express: Adobe Photoshop Express is another free web based tool that lets edit your pictures online without the need to download any software.

Adobe-Photoshop-Express

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, Online Tools,

16. Gimp Shop: Gimp Shop is classy look and feel of Adobe Photoshop. It’s a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Gimpshop

Price: Free

Platform: Windows XP, Vista, 7

Tags: Free, Windows,  Basics, Gimpshop, Graphics, Photo Editing, Photo Manipulation, Tutorials, Video

17. Aviary: Quickly make your photos look amazing with Aviary. Use beautiful filters and frames, creative stickers, touch-up tools and more.

aviary

Price: Free

Platform: Windows , Android

Tags: Free, Windows , Android, Mask layers, layer blend modes, toolbar, selection modification, layer filters, keyboard shortcuts

18. FlauntR: flauntR is a free online suite of digital photoediting tools that provides a range of features that are typically only been available in expensive photoediting software.

flauntR

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, Curves, filters, effects, adjustments, color adjustment tools

19. Foto Flexer: FotoFlexer is a convenient, quick, in-browser editor with lots of great features.

FotoFlexer

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, Curves, Pen selection, Magic Wand, Layers, Liquify, filters

20. Photoscape: PhotoScape is built to be user-friendly, with an intuitive choice of projects to select from, which vary from image editing

Photoscape

Price: Free

Platform: Windows

Tags: Free, Windows, frames, text, items, resize, Auto Contrast, B&W, Ballon, Bloom, Brightness, Combining, Cropping, Filter, Mosaic, vignetting Filter, animated GIF

21. Vic Man:  VCW VicMan’s Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features.

VCW-VicMan’s-Photo-Editor

Price: Free

Platform: Windows

Tags: Free, Windows, such as cropping, drawing tools, contrast,color, adjustments, effects, filters, video tutorial

22. Picnik: Picnik is a simple but helpful online photo editor which can help you with either basic adjustments

Picknic

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, online, Google+, sharpening, red eye, text, color effects

23. IPhoto: IPhoto is a great photo organization in addition to the simple editing.

Iphoto

Price: Free

Platform: Mac

Tags: Free, Mac, ipod, iphone, ipad, itunes

24. PicMagick: PicMagick is an online photo editor that enables you to make ordinary photos look wonderful within a few clicks.

PicMagick

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, online, sharpening, red eye, text, color effects

25. My pictr: Mypictr allows you to create a custom profile avatar for your favorite social network through its free picture resizing service.

Mypictr

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, online, cropping, effects

26. Picture 2 Life: Photo editing features that are so easy to use.

Picture-2-Life

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, edit, create collages, share

27. Irfan View: IrfanView comes with plug-in support (for image, video and music files), as well as an image explorer as a desktop shortcut for thumbnail views of the images

Irfan-View

Price: Free

Platform: Windows

Tags: Free, Windows, View, Convert, Optimize, Scan, Print, slideshows

28. Fast Stone Image Viewer: Fast Stone Image Viewer is a popular and powerful advanced image editing program.

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Price: Free

Platform: Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Tags: Free, image editing, batch processing, slideshow, effects, music support.

29. MyImager.com: MyImager could make your images look even more beautiful though the various tools that are available

MyImager

Price: Free

Platform: online

Tags: Free, edit tools, adjustments, effects, drawing tools.

 

 

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