Alternatives to Photoshop

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Feb 11, 2019 · 7 min read
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Plenty of Options

The following five tools are great alternatives to Adobe Photoshop. Most offer a comprehensive list of options and let you alter your images in many different ways. Though like any good photo manipulation program, be prepared for a bit of a learning curve!

Sketch

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Sketch’s super easy to use interface.

GIMP

  • Free

Photo Pos Pro

  • Free

Pixlr Editor

  • Free
  • Premium: Pixlr Pro
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Pixlr website.

Photopea

  • Free
  • Premium subscription offering starting at $9 USD per month

Inkscape

  • Free

Artboard Studio

  • Free Forever
  • Pay Per Project: $19 USD per month
  • Designer Plan: $49 USD per month
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Quick and Handy Tools

Maybe you already have Adobe Photoshop or an equivalent program, however, they can be time consuming and have a steep learning curve involved in mastering them (GIMP I am looking at you). For those times when you just want one single job done quickly, you can call on some simple to use tools available online.

Remove.bg

  • Free for up to 1/4 megapixel
  • Personal PRO: $9 USD per month for 25 HD images
  • Basic PRO: $39 USD per month for 150 HD images
  • Professional PRO: $219 USD per month for 900 HD images
  • Business PRO: $749 USD per month for 4,500 HD images

TinyPNG.com

  • Free for the first 500 images per month
  • $0.009 per image for the next 9, 500 image compressions
  • $0.002 per image after 10, 000 image compressions

VSCO

  • Free
  • VSCO Membership for $19.99 USD per year
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Placeit

  • Unlimited downloads for $29 USD per month

Facetune2

  • Free
  • Offers in-app purchases

Did You Know?

The verb ‘photoshop’ has been in the dictionary since 1992, two years after the launch of Adobe Photoshop’s first edition in 1990. Over the years, ‘photoshop’ has become the generic trademark for anything related to photo or image manipulation, despite Adobe’s protests. In 2015 Adobe threw a bit of a tantrum and began dictating how users should refer to their work, expecting them to stop saying things like, “I photoshopped this” and instead replacing it with, “I used Adobe Photoshop on this project.” Yeah but nah.

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