Top 10 free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program

gimp If you are looking for some thing professional like Photoshop and having functions required by a professional and free  than you are reading the exact information. GIMP is ideal for advanced photo retouching techniques. Get rid of unneeded details using the clone tool, or touch up minor details easily with the new healing tool. With the perspective clone tool, it’s not difficult to clone objects with perspective in mind just as easily as with the orthogonal clone.
GIMP is a versatile graphics manipulation package. This page should help you get a taste of what GIMP is capable of. You can also have a look at our introduction page or browse through the tutorials.

Paint.NET – Free Software for Digital Photo Editing

paintnet Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plug-ins.

It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. – A GIMP hack by Scott Moschella

gimpshop GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP. It shares all GIMP’s advantages, including the long feature list and customizability, while addressing some common criticisms regarding the program’s interface: GIMPshop modifies the menu structure to closely match Photoshop’s, adjusts the program’s terminology to match Adobe’s, and, in the Windows version, uses a plug-in called ‘Deweirdifier’ to combine the application’s numerous windows in a similar manner to the MDI system used by most Windows graphics packages. While GIMPshop does not support Photoshop plug-in, all GIMP’s own plug-in, filters, brushes, etc.

Photoscape : Free Photo Editing Software (Photo Editor) Download

photoscape If you are looking for simplicity and power of photo image editing and much more playing with graphics try this tool and you will really appreciate the features. Viewer: View photos in your folder, create a slideshow Editor: resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming Page: Merge multiple photos on the page frame to create one final photo. Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo. Animated GIF: Use multiple photos to create a final animated photo. Print: Print portrait shots, carte de visites(CDV), passport photos. Splitter: Slice a photo into several pieces, many more, visit the website for more features.

artweaver Artweaver is the perfect tool to give free rein to your imagination and creativity. It includes more than a dozen different brushes – each of them with their own tweaks and settings – to create all sorts of effects. The brushes try to convey the feeling and result of using actual drawing tools, and I have to say they do a pretty good job!

Some of the brushes included in Artweaver are acrylics, chalk, charcoal, felt pens, pastels, oils and pencils, among others. There are also a few special filters and adjustments you can use when editing images, but the program’s main focus is on drawing.

GimPhoto – free Photoshop alternative for photo and image editor

gimphoto GimPhoto is based on GIMP but have few very important and very good features like given as under:

  • New Menu Layout like PS
  • Faster Menu Rendering
  • BIG Toolbox Icon
  • Using Vista Gray Themes
  • Packed with 20+ plug-ins
  • New brush set + gradient set

There are few very good features, to explore please visit the website.

Pinta – Simple Painting for Gtk

pinta Pinta is a drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. It’s goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users. It is currently early in development. Pinta includes a wide array of common tools like Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, Eraser, and Selections. Pinta includes a a wide array of adjustments and effects for tweaking your images. Pinta provides unlimited levels of Undo/Redo. Pinta supports unlimited layers.




photofiltre PhotoFiltre is a relatively small application and unlike Photoshop, will install and launch very quickly. The interface, loaded with all the features and options, can be confusing at first glance but you’ll soon get used to it. The right side is composed of the shape and drawing tools and an optimizable color palette. The top bar has all the essential image editing and modification options. PhotoFiltre sadly doesn’t let you customize the interface and choose your favorite tools. Among all the image modification tools, we particularly liked the quick contrast/hue and saturation buttons because you can check out the effects and immediately and easily correct the image if you’re not satisfied with its quality. If you trust PhotoFiltre, you can also let it adjust these parameters automatically.

Paint .COM

paint RealWorld Paint.COM can display images using any zoom factor and always shows 100% accurate preview of the drawn shape. Tooltips are displayed throughout the user interface to explain meaning of controls. After a geometric shape is added to an image, control handles appear and users can further adjust the shape. New points can be added to poly-lines, curves and polygons by dragging a handle of an edge. Real World Paint.COM allows you to edit pictures with layers and assign effects to every layer. A layer can have for example a bevel effect active giving all shapes a 3D look and feel.

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