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Photoshop Alternatives & Competitors

(11,536)4.6 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Adobe Photoshop? Tons of people want Photo Editing Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Pixlr, ACDSee, GIMP, and Capture One Pro are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Adobe Photoshop.

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Top Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

  • Pixlr
  • ACDSee
  • GIMP
  • Capture One Pro
  • PicMonkey

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Adobe Photoshop

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    #1
  1. Pixlr

    (532)4.4 out of 5
  2. 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    PM
    As a designer and editor I find Pixlr web editor is very good. It has many advanced and useful designing and editing features. Pixlr web editor has certain important features which I frequently use...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Pixlr is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #2
  3. ACDSee

    (249)4.4 out of 5
  4. ACDSee is recognized the world over as a leader in image editing, management and technical illustration software.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Kelly S.
    KS
    I like the photo editing features and the ability to apply last used edit to additional photos, or the ability to batch edit large groups of photos

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    More usable
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    #3
  5. GIMP

    (1,226)4.2 out of 5
  6. GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    CY
    Its free easy to use and great! easily rivals photoshop with no effort.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, GIMP is:

    Easier to set up
    #4
  7. Capture One Pro

    (57)4.6 out of 5
  8. Capture One is a commercial-grade image editing and management tool from Phase One.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    GM
    beautiful demosaicing engine top-notch color rendition and color correction instruments customizable UI
    #5
  9. PicMonkey

    (294)4.4 out of 5
  10. PicMonkey is a photo editing solution that provides creative tools for photo editing and graphic design.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Shelby S.
    SS
    Helps produce high-quality, professional content. It's easy to use for people who aren't trained in photoshop and people who aren't tech-savvy. PicMonkey has helped me produce better product...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, PicMonkey is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #6
  11. Corel AfterShot Pro

    (35)3.9 out of 5
  12. Welcome to Corel! Tweets about technology, graphics, digital art, photo, video and general productivity.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    UI
    Before i was introduced to photoshop, i only used Corel and even now even today when i have to get something edited quickly i just rush over and i click on Corel because it is simple and easy and...Read more
    #7
  13. Fotor Photo Editor

    (176)4.2 out of 5
  14. The Fotor online editor is a powerful photo editing and graphic designing tool which offers all major editing functions plus our patented HDR technologies.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Marina A.
    MA
    I like Fotor Photo editor features, easy to use and good results. I am using fotor photo editor for editing my fiverr gig image, facebook cover, Youtube video thumbnail editing, and twitter cover.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Fotor Photo Editor is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #8
  15. PhotoDirector

    (31)4.3 out of 5
  16. CyberLink develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, playback, sharing, and enjoyment applications for home & business PC users worldwide.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    UE
    It's great for quick and basic edit. Object removal , font options, collage creator, basic cropping , object removal and some nice filtering options. It's a great option given it's portability...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, PhotoDirector is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    #9
  17. Canva for Enterprise

    (2,752)4.7 out of 5
  18. Amazingly simple graphic design

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Kristie D.
    KD
    we started with the free plan and quickly moved up canva is so easy to use and creates amazing and beautiful pieces for our social media and website

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Canva for Enterprise is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #10
  19. Affinity Photo

    (99)4.6 out of 5
  20. Affinity is the next-generation imaging and design suite for creative professionals, built exclusively for Mac.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Raghav Gautam P.
    RP
    It's light and fast, and works much smoother than Photoshop

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo is:

    Easier to admin
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #11
  21. Acorn

    (29)3.7 out of 5
  22. Acorn is an image editor for Mac OS X 10.10 and later.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Brook B.
    BB
    I like how simple Acorn is, it really is not complicated to use but it is not basic either, it has the exact and precise tools to create professional editions that are very useful to me. The circle...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Acorn is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #12
  23. CorelDRAW

    (364)4.3 out of 5
  24. Versatile drawing and tracing tools. Professional photo editing and Easy website design.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Naina C.
    NC
    Corel draw works best for designing logos and brochures for companies. I have used this software many times to design different logos and company visiting cards. The best thing about this software...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
    #13
  25. Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

    (15)4.7 out of 5
  26. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is the perfect software choice for all your photo and graphic design work, with powerful photo editing and enhancement features, and truly flexible illustration and design tools.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    DB
    Xara Photo and Graphics Designer offers a lot of tools and options for its price. Downloading and installing the software is straightforward and it is very easy to learn and use. Ideal for anyone...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Xara Photo and Graphic Designer is:

    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #14
  27. Photos

    (383)4.4 out of 5
  28. All your photos. Always with you and picture perfect.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Charlie P.
    CP
    The auto edit features are quite good for beginners as a starting point on learning how to edit photos.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Photos is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #15
  29. Polarr

    (13)4.3 out of 5
  30. Polarr is an online photo editing tool.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    TM
    Polarr, has a very clean design and it's very easy to use, you can find all the options easily and there are some really cool effects.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Polarr is:

    More usable
    #16
  31. Paintshop Pro

    (136)4.1 out of 5
  32. Faster, more flexible image-editing software, featuring new creative tools, more precise editing and easy quick fixes for your best photos and designs.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    SF
    Without a doubt, what fascinated me most is that the tool is super intuitive, as a designer I can make the most of the options that the tool has in each space, however, I could also recommend it to...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #17
  33. BeFunky

    (49)4.2 out of 5
  34. BeFunky is a powerful, yet easy to use Photo Editor, Collage Maker, and Graphic Designer for web. It's all-in-one online platform offers hundreds of fully customizable templates, a vast library of tools, and stunning design elements to choose from. For on-the-go edits, BeFunky offers an intuitive mobile Photo Editor for iOS and Android.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    AJ
    What I like most about BeFunky is its colour variety device, as it is quite correct. Clicking activates a magnifying glass with pixels, which permit me to select the precise tone from the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, BeFunky is:

    More usable
    #18
  35. PhotoImpact

    (16)4.2 out of 5
  36. PhotoImpact combines photo editing tools with inspiring photo projects and digital art to make digital photography and image creativity.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Patricia T.
    PT
    It is a very easy to use and install editor, you do not need to have a previous preparation or follow great tutorials to do simple things, simply all the functions are at your fingertips. With...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, PhotoImpact is:

    More usable
    #19
  37. Let's Enhance

    (10)4.9 out of 5
  38. Let's enhance - AI-powered online platform to enhance low-res photos in one click.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    Maryna N.
    MN
    I like the possibility of real photo enhancement. We had a need to use very low-resolution image in our content campaign because it was exactly THAT picture and nothing else can be used instead....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Let's Enhance is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #20
  39. Photo Explosion 5.0

    (11)3.9 out of 5
  40. Photo Explosion has the distinction of being the very first software of its kind to deliver powerful editing features, spectacular special effects and professional-quality photo projects all together in one program. Photo Explosion 5 makes creating with digital photography easier than ever with a brand new user interface, 6,000+ photo projects & graphics and an improved workflow for editing, archiving and sharing with friends and family. What's more, Photo Explosion 5 is packed with over 100 exciting new features - all designed to let you get the most out of your digital camera and mobile phone photos! Photo Explosion 5-it's the next generation in photo editing software and the only digital photo studio suite you'll ever need.

    Categories in common with Photoshop:
    MA
    There are numerous things that I like best about this specific program, and listing each and every one of them is going to take an immense amount of time, therefore I would like to list only the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Photoshop, Photo Explosion 5.0 is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Better at support