Best Photoshop Alternatives - GIMP

Photoshop is one of the most important programs in the world. The photoshopped verb is used almost every time in design industry. To use Photoshop you will have to play at least $10 per month. This is a very big price for most of use.

What if we will show you a plenty of decent alternatives that can be used instead of Photoshop. Here are the best we recommend:

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is also a product from the Adobe, the company that gives us Photoshop. With Photoshop Express you can work even in a browser or on your mobile device like Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The app lets you to do the basic things like resizing, rotating, cropping and adjusting brightness and contrasts.  The app lets you crop, rotate and resize pictures, adjust the usual variables like brightness and contrast.

Best Photoshop Alternatives - Photoshop Express

It has a small but very handy set of effects like: Crystallize, Pixelate, Sketch, Distort and Pop Color. It is simple to use and it looks similar to Photoshop. It’s simple and fun to use, and changes can be undone in a click or two.


GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) is one of the best alternatives you can find. It is a program close to Photoshop-level capabilities. It is freeware and probably because of this it does not feature a rich powerhouse as Photoshop. But still it can be used by professionals and create impressive effects.

Best Photoshop Alternatives - GIMP


GIMP always tried to be original and not to copy Photoshop, there are also quite a good number of professionals that are using GIMP on Linux.


Pixlr is one of the best apps to run you your browser. It looks and feels like Photoshop. It is free an can load the image from your computer or from any link on from the web.

Best Photoshop Alternatives - Pixlr

It has a big collection of tools, text overlays and filters. You will find everything you need to play with. Also for advanced users you can add adds. Pixlr is considered as the best web-based editor.


Paint.NET was considered as an alternative to Microsoft Paint, but with with much more rich features. Fortunately it has evolved over time to become a favorite paint tool for Windows users. It is less powerful that GIMP, but much easier to use.

Best Photoshop Alternatives - PaintNET

It features layer support and a big number of effects, also it has a big number of plugins developed by the community.


PicMonkey was created by ex. Picnik engineers Justin Huff and Brian Terry that moved to create their own project after Picnik was acquired.

Best Photoshop Alternatives - PicMoneky

It has an intuitive interface and it is web based. You can edit a photo and use a big list of tools, like shapes, textures, filters and much more. PicMonkey is designed more to do fast and easy changes. Professionals would have to choose something from above in the list.

What is your favorite photo-editor? Share with us at the bottom in the comments!

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