10 Open Source Alternatives To Photoshop

Photoshop is a very popular image editing and designing tool, however you do have to pay a heavy price for buying and using Photoshop, which definitely puts it out of reach of people who are just beginning out and do not have money to spend.


However there are several alternatives to Photoshop and you can get similar features if not all, in the and Open Source alternatives.

Six Revisions has put up a list of 10 Excellent Open Source Alternatives To Photoshop, where they list our several useful alternatives which are pretty good. The alternatives include:

  1. GIMP
  2. Krita
  3. Paint.NET
  4. ChocoFlop
  5. Cinepaint
  6. Pixia
  7. Pixen
  8. Picnik
  9. Splashup
  10. Adobe Photoshop Express

Definitely a huge list of alternatives to Photoshop. Which one do you think is the best? Do let us know through your comments.

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  • http://www.danyblog.com Dany

    Interesting list! :)

    GIMP and PaintNET are very good sources for the beginners!

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    Gimp would be my vote. It’s a decent program, I used it before I had to bite the bullet and buy Photoshop. PS It’s damn expensive but I think it’s worth it in the long run.


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    Nice list. I’m using GIMP too :)

  • Lauren

    I've used the trial version of Photoshop for my color theory class. I must say I do like photoshop but I'm not paying 400.00 for it. I'm downloading paint.net now, hopefully it will be good since I am a beginner. Wish me luck!

    • http://www.soundsationsdjs.com Scott

      Student rate for Adobe Photoshop CS5 is only $200..check it out.

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    Thanks for the great list. I will go for GIMP 2.6.

  • http://woj.com Ian Wojtowicz

    If you want more of a familiar experience with GIMP you can download this program that installs PhotoShop keybindings.


  • http://www.eticaret.com.tr Cem K

    Gimp of course. It would be better Gimp to have something like tabbed editing but it is still great.

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