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    What is the Best Alternative to Photoshop?

    I like photoshop but it takes forever to use it. What programs are you guys using that you find work better than photoshop?

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    I'm using AFFINITY PHOTO but it is only for Mac. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is another one that I used to draw or edit something...

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    Why are you looking for alternative to photoshop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KVChosting View Post
    Why are you looking for alternative to photoshop?
    It take to much of my time. I want something that is faster, maybe with preset templates.

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    Pixelmator is arguably the best photo editor on a Mac. It handles even the largest photos with ease, replicates as many Photoshop tools as are generally required, as well as Photoshop file support, and has an excellent heal tool that can interpret what’s around it and fill in detail.

    Excellent for quick touching up of photos to detailed manipulation for novices and pros alike. There’s even a very capable £7.99 iPad Pixelmator app with many of the same tools and ease of use that make the Mac app great.

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    GIMP - it's free!

    But I use LogoCreator for my daily needs. Simple, quick, and out!

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    Photoshop comes with all the whistles and bells, but it’s costly and takes a long time to master. If you’re not looking for alternatives that do out of the world thing but want something simple that does Photoshop basics then look at GIMP ([http://www.gimp.org/). This Free software for Windows and Mac offers a wide range of tools for photo editing without the steep learning curve of Photoshop.

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    The best alternatives to Photoshop are:
    • Affinity Photo
    • GIMP
    • Sketch
    • Acorn
    • Corel Paint Shop Pro
    • Paint.net
    • Sumo paint
    • Pixia
    • Seashore
    • Ink scape
    • Xara Xtreme
    • Choco Flop
    • Photo plus
    • Cine Paint
    • Photo Filtre

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    Gimp is good but is no way comparable to photoshop. In my opinion of course. You should try Affinity Photo. Now is better than photoshop.

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    I have been using GIMP for close to 8 years now. I use Photoshop sparingly, mostly because it is required for College assignments. I prefer sketching on paper, scanning it and then using Inkscape and a Pen tablet to create stuff otherwise.

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    Photoshop is very technical when it comes to editing. I used photoshop for 9 years.
    Try to learn photoshop while you're editing to some easy program because IMO.
    Photoshop is one of the best editing program out there.

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    I've started to use Corel Painter 12, but still have my Photoshop if needed.

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    What exactly do you use the image editor for?

    If you're looking for the basics, I would suggest something like The Logo
    Creator. Its simple, super quick, very affordable and comes with presets
    (templates) of all kinds. It is a little limiting in comparison with something
    like PS, but, for smaller, less intrusive tasks, it gets the job done.

    If you're looking for something more extensive, then I would suggest the
    likes of CorelDraw, Gimp or even Paint Shop Pro.

    Again, it all depends, really, on what you would be using it for.

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    Try using Piktochart. There are plenty of available templates you can use.

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    Haha if I don't have a full version of photoshop installed I use.....*drum roll* Sumo Paint

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    Well there were actually a wide variety of options but they are way better from photoshop.

    Affinity Photo
    Gimp
    Sketch
    Pixelmator
    Pixlr
    Acor
    Corel Paintshop Pro
    Paint.Net
    Sumo Point

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    I used CorelDRAW several times, I quite liked it as an alternative to try.

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    For my part I just use Gimp when I cannot use Photoshop. I find Gimp easy to use, and of course it's a free software. But the interface of this software can be hard to use.

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    GIMP can do most of the basic and advance things that Photoshop can do. Photoshop has the advantage in areas like plug-ins and online support.

    If Photoshop CC cost too much, then try to buy an older desktop version like Adobe Photoshop CS2 or something. An older version can be bought on eBay for a fairly cheap price, and despite being outdated, can still do many of the same common functions that today's CC version.

    I say give GIMP a try first. It's free and works very similar to Photoshop.

    There's also Canva, the online image editor. This works very well but doesn't work exactly like Photoshop. Canva is a convenient image maker, meaning you can make banners, posters, photos, collages, ebook covers, etc. very quickly.
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    PixLr. The best image editor! Available for iOS and Android. And you don't have to leave your browser while editing

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    I think photoshop is the best ever tool for you to edit any pics which is great for SEO. Although it will take you much time of mastering it, it is WORTH. Everything easy is not always good, and I am sure mastering this software does many benefits for you. You can take time mastering SEO, why can not you spend time learning photoshop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erklar View Post
    Gimp is good but is no way comparable to photoshop. In my opinion of course. You should try Affinity Photo. Now is better than photoshop.
    free alternative to Photoshop is Paint.net! It is a great program which consists of many image options and is extremely similar to photoshop! Would recommend this to anyone who wants Photoshop-Quality images for free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Hartsuff View Post
    I like photoshop but it takes forever to use it. What programs are you guys using that you find work better than photoshop?
    What in particular are you currently doing? If you're editing photos, then Photoshop is best option to go for. If you're working with shapes, vectors, then AI is just right. Sony Vegas for video editing.

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    When ever I struggle with Photoshop I'll go for Gimp, free is not the only thing good about it. actually there are a lot of great open source alternatives, I have discovered them via Linux when I installed a Distro called "Artistx".

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    Hello, I always used Picasa because it was adequate with someone like myself with only basic computer skills. I tried something new which is Gimp, my friends also use this software. However i found it a bit complicated and felt I could not be able to master it. Basically all I needed were 3 things, cropping tool, a lens dirt removal tool and a contrast and light tool. My advice would be not to give up on Gimp because It suits the sacrifice. I have been using Gimp for my Photo Editing Business.

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