Photoshop is too expensive? Try these 5 free alternatives


While your smartphone is a great digital camera and its built-in editing software, it is a different story. If you want to be a professional photo editor, the majority of photographers and graphic designers make use of Adobe Photoshop. It’s the go-to photo editing program for the 1990’s.

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Photoshop is too expensive. It can cost anywhere from $10 to $80 per month, depending on the applications and the services that you use. But what if you could get something just as good for free?

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If all you need is a great Photoshop alternative, though, here are 5 worthy contenders.

1. Just like Photoshop, but free

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a downloadable professional photo editing software a detailed Photoshop like a collection of essential tools for the process. In addition, GIMP has advanced filters and layer masks. Whether you want to add text, erase the background, or add texture to a photo, but these are not the costs of editing software and that will meet your needs.

What I want to be

  • The user interface is to customize with plugins
  • Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • The Tutorials are available at

What I don’t like it

  • Not available on mobile devices
  • Designed for the advanced user

Tap or click here to download GIMP.

2. The web-based winner

The free version of SumoPaint 2.0 and it allows you to edit your photos online, and it has a similar Photoshop tools and features, including a wide variety of paint brushes, paint brush effects, and styles, as well as on-line tools. SumoPaint is the collection of stickers, filters and frames, and is ideal for the production of creative images.

What I want to be

  • Easy-to-use
  • Web-based (no download required)
  • The handmade filters

What I don’t like it

● The paid-for Pro version for ad-free and offline use

● This is a beta version, so it would have to break or change

Click or tap here to download SumoPaint.

3. The improvement of the image with ease

The Pixlr to X converter is a powerful image editing program that offers a wide range of special effects, including filters, overlays, borders and stickers to make a picture.No need to limit yourself to the editor like Pixlr by Autodesk, is a family of web-based and native mobile image-editing apps, including the original, Pixlr editor, for both Android and iOS.

What I want to be

  • It can be used with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Explorer
  • Quick-fix tools
  • A mobile app that requires very little space, and memory
  • Share them instantly on social media

What I don’t like it

  • The Interface is a generic one
  • It is a program that can slow it down

Tap or click here to use Pixlr X.

4. A mobile-friendly Photoshop

As a free app, Adobe Photoshop Express, an impression will be made. Just like in the desktop version of Photoshop, this app makes it possible for you to manipulate your images in a variety of ways, using a variety of tools, such as the temperature and the colour of the editors. With Photoshop Express, it allows you to overlay images, add text, apply quick fixes, make collages, and more.

What I want to be

  • One touch to share on the social media
  • To add a custom watermark images

What I don’t like it

  • Required by other applications: Photoshop, Fix, Mix, and an Outline of the additional core functions for editing such as brushes,
  • Do not make any use of the layers
  • More complex to use than the editor

Click or tap here to download from Adobe, Photoshop Express has to offer.

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5. Great graphics

Canva is not a typical image editor. It can be used in the design of graphics for wide range of applications, such as keynote presentations, branding, social media, social media, blog posts, book covers, and more. Canva offers a huge library of free and paid customizable, elements, templates, and layouts. Editing tools include cut-outs of the image and the speech and thought bubble-makers.

What I want to be

  • The Drag-and-drop functionality
  • Easy to use
  • The shipping of the finished project directly to social media
  • The Web-based

What I don’t like it

  • Few editing tools
  • In the Pro version only need it for the basics (exporting a design with a transparent background)
  • It can be expensive (even if it is a free of charge version, you may be required to complete the purchase of the items)

Tap or click here to use Canva.

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