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10 0f the Best Open Source and Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Are you a web designer? Are you looking for some of the best free alternatives and open sources for Photoshop? Then this is the best place where you can find them. In this article, the subject focuses on the best open source and free alternatives for Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop has a great host of features created for a professional photo editing. Unfortunately, its price is an obstacle for the web designers who want to purchase it. That’s why I am here to give you the best news: there are a lot of free open sources programs available, and you can use them to replace Photoshop. Good news is that they can do almost the same things as Photoshop.

GIMP or “GNU image manipulation program” is an old and well known alternative to Photoshop. You can find most of the Photoshop features included in it. So, don’t hesitate and take the advantages of this great program. However, in case that its features are not enough for you use another alternative: GIMPShop. Even if it is based on GIMP, its layout is structured very close to Photoshop.

Krita is easy to use, and in spite of the fact that it is less powerful than GIMP or Photoshop, it contains unique features, and it is a great program.

Paint.NET has become very popular. It replaced MSPaint and developed into a great open source image editor being able to boast with a great support base. You have to take into account that you will need Windows if you want to use this program.

ChocoFlop was designed and optimized only for Mac. This design application is very well featured. Even if it is not always free you can take the advantages offered by it.

Cinepaint is created for video first of all. You can use it to create animated films.  Cinepaint is an impressive image creator, too, because of its great fidelity for the 32bit color. Unfortunately, Windows operating system cannot use a stable version of Cinepaint.

Pixia is a good editor created. At first, it was created in Japanese but soon the English versions appeared, too. Because some of its features are not very easy to use you can use the English tutorials to resolve the problem. Pixia is compatible with Windows operating systems.

Pixen is a great overall editor, and it is of a great help when you have to make animation, unfortunately, it was designed only for Mac.

Picnik is a photo editor for websites that comes with some basic features and some advanced ones like special effects and layers. Because it is, in fact, a cross platform, all you need is a browser.

Splashup is another application for web, I recommend you. It comes with a powerful set of applications, and it can be easy integrated to photo sharing websites because it is also a cross platform.

Adobe Photoshop Express has all the main functionality you need and it comes with some advanced features, too. Unfortunately, it has no layers. It is also a cross platform and can be easy integrated to photo share websites.


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