Best Free Photoshop Alternatives For 2017

Adobe Photoshop, a great program created by Adobe to create and edit images. The program is designed for all types of people. But however, the price is limiting the normal users to taste the essence of the software. But luckily, we have great free Photoshop alternatives with equal friendliness and simplicity. The latest Adobe Photoshop CS6 Legacy Version costs $653.74. Normal people can’t afford it for a basic image editing. This is the main reason behind why people looking for a free alternative to Photoshop.

List of Top 5 Free Photoshop Alternatives

If you are not interested in online editing tools, you can go with some free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop, software versions.

#1. Gimp


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

Download Gimp.

#2. Paint.Net


Many special effects are included for enhancing and perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.

Download Paint.Net.

#3. Inkscape


Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.

Download Inkscape.

#4. Seashore (Mac only)


Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP’s technology and uses the same native file format.

Download Seashore.

#5. PhotoPlus


This is a fantastic editing package for photographers looking for a simple way, yet effective way to enhance their images.

Download PhotoPlus.

Not only in the form of software there are several free online tools available for basic image editing.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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