Sutrishna Saha
Sutrishna SahaDigital Marketing Manager

What are the best alternatives for photoshop?

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    Affinity Photo

    Professional photo editing software for Mac

    Brennon Denny
    Brennon DennyCreating Things @ DennyDevHQ 💡 · Written
    Affinity Photo is a great alternative, its easy to learn if you already know photoshop and can even open PSD files
    Best app ever
    Daria Zwierz
    Daria ZwierzOnline Community Enthusiast · Written
    You can try Affinity Photo. Still, Lightroom is my favorite tool when it comes to photo editing.
    • Reggie Bloom
      Reggie BloomGraduate from Uni Syndey Design

      I love how easy Affinity is to use. With the online tutorials available on Youtube as well, it's a dream to have at home to edit all my photos with neat tricks and filters. Highly recommended, well worth the $50

    • Cristian Cojocaru
      Cristian Cojocarufreelance graphic designer

      Can see a sample here:

  2. 79
    Snapseed 2.0

    Perfect any photo fast

    Hannah Zenkova
    Hannah ZenkovaCEO at Talk to Ri: Be better at work · Written
    Probably it's the best option. It has a lot of functions - from brightness/contrast to fragment correction. You can also combine several pics into one. As for color correction, there's still nothing better than VSCO app:) But it depends on what you want to get, there're many more options
    • I love Snapseed and consider it as the best mobile photo editor with a bunch of pro features to make any photo better. I use Tune Image and Curves the most. I especially appreciate Expand function: I use to add some background before rotating a picture to align the horizon — it helps not to cut important details.

    • Chris | Vrixe
      Chris | VrixeEdit and open the best moments together.

      What's better than a app used by most Instagram photographers? This app is one of the few things to come out of Google and still be loved by its users after years.

  3. 57
    Gravit 3.0

    Gravit is a professional web-based design tool

    Simone Masiero
    Simone MasieroSoftware Developer · Written
    After looking for a new software for graphics to do vector I settled for Gravit. It's free, well featured and very fast! I absolutely fell in love and can't suggest it more. Sketch is also good and has a lot of resources but it's paid and I'm not a huge fan of subscriptions. GIMP used to be my go to but the UI is starting to show it's age.
  4. Lorenzo Fiori
    Lorenzo FioriMarketing&SM Manager at Nanosystems · Written
    I use GIMP, but of course it depends on what you need to work on!
    Graham Hughes
    Graham HughesFounder, · Written
    Free and works.
    I have been using GIMP for years on Linux and OSX and I like it. But I'm not a professional designer and use GIMP for a very limited set of picture manipulations.
  5. Thomas DIDIER
    Thomas DIDIER6Product Marketing Manager, Ermeo · Written
    We use Sketch at Forest ( with Zeplin ( Great combo.
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    Savelii Kovalenko
    Savelii KovalenkoMarketing Manager, CleverPumpkin · Written
    Sketch is really a gem for the interface design. You can add plugins to make your life easier and there are no excessive features. It also doesn't take a lot of storage on devices and works much faster than PS.
    For interfaces & visuals: it's as powerful as photoshop but much simpler (and cheaper)
  6. *Disclaimer: I work at Figma If you're using Photoshop for UI design, Figma is a great alternative. It's free, based in the browser so you can use it on any computer, and offers some unique features like collaboration, vector networks, prototyping, and more. :)
    I like the application easy and fast, but missing the animation effects that are given in other tools such as invision and sketch.
  7. 3
    Pixelmator Pro

    The world’s most innovative image editing app.

    Leonard Pospichal
    Leonard PospichalMusician, Developer, Tech enthusiast. · Written
    Modern and fast interface, innovative features, great for raw photo editing
    • Dmitry A.
      Dmitry A.Every day is Monday, any day is Sunday

      Using it on daily basis, much easier than PS, the great option when you're not a professional designer, but still, need to deal with graphics and need PRO-tool for it.

  8. 2
    Polarr 2.0 for iOS

    Make your own photo editor.

    I use this app for quick treatment and Photo for Mac for thorough
    Sam Sabri
    Sam SabriGrowth @ Polarr · Written
    Biased since I help build it. But we're on all major platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome and even your web browser!). It's focused 100% on photo editing.
  9. I was getting ready templates for my business most of all. gives a big variety if you don't use photoshop.
  10. 2
    Autodesk Pixlr

    All-in-one photo editor, 600+ effects, collage options

    Andy Dobrucki
    Andy DobruckiFounder, Product Owner & Agile Coach · Written
    I use it all the time for unsophisticated image editing.
  11. it can be used to edit light and shadow effect in simple way, not as almighty as photoshop. But i think it is enough for our daily use. it also get basic color correction and hsl adjustments.
  12. depends on what are you trying to do . Honestly nothing compares to photoshop if you do lot of work with images . Sketch app version 50 or latest is the next best thing . Remember thou its roots are for vector assets & is not as powerful & versatile as photoshop when editing images . Gimp is an another open source alternative but i never personally liked it.
  13. 2

    By far the best, lightest, and cheapest visual design tool.

    It is cheap and easy to use.
    • Adobe photoshop is a great software but has become, over the years, a huge dinosaur. Obviously it has tons of feature, but in the real world of developers ho needs to create and change assets, pixelmator comes to the rescue!

  14. FerminRP
    FerminRP4Growth Hacker · Written
    More like a lightroom alternative but really powerfull and simple to use.
  15. 1
    PhotoScape X

    All in one photo editor, create gifs, color pick + more

    Furkan Demirbas
    Furkan DemirbasProduct Developer at Datapare · Written
    Especially for macbook, very easy to use, fast and free
  16. 1

    Amazingly simple graphic design

    bettyFounder @MiaoAcademy · Written
    This is my favourite design platform to design everything for marketing (except native drawing). HIGHLY Recommended to EVERYONE!
    • Overall this tool is amazing for people who want to make quick nice content.

      Their templates are cool for inspiration and makes the whole progress easier.

      I cannot do everything but that's the beauty of it.

    • Kristina Zagorulko
      Kristina ZagorulkoPR at StopAd, app explorer

      I am totally in love with Canva! For me it's the best graphic app I ever work with!

      Simple enough to quickly create pics for Facebook, twitter posts, featured images for my blog and emails. The powerful and full of tools enough to create even an infographic! Guys, you're so awesome, you help me to level up my skills as a content, SMM and PR manager. I don't need to wait for designer. I can create an illustration in 5 min! I work with Canva like 1 year or even more. With free version, but I want to try paid too. Thank you, guys!