Photoshop has increasingly gained popularity to an extent that you can use its name as a verb. Unfortunately, for you to immensely benefit from this application you need to spend some amount of money to have it. Lucky for you, there are other free alternatives to Photoshop as can be seen below:

GIMP

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free open source alternative to Photoshop. This program has been available for years now and is available in versions for Windows, Mac and Linux. This program offers a wide toolset including color correction, enhancement, cloning, painting tools and other tools. It is a great alternative to Photoshop and is free.

Gimpshop

This is free a modification of GIMP software. The developer of this program wanted to create an interface that is similar to Photoshop. This program is available for Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems. It has impressive features like filters, layers, channels, levels and many more.

Paint.net

This is yet another free alternative to Photoshop. It is an image editing software available for windows operating systems. This software comes with several special effects and editing tools. It is easy to use and has a large user base that can help you achieve your desired effect.

Cinepaint

This is raster-based image retouching software that is available for Mac and Linux oerating systems. This program is GIMP based and supports high-reliability image file formats and a maximum of up to 32 bit color channels.

Photofiltre

This is another image editing shareware and a great alternative to Photoshop. Unfortunately, it is only available for Windows operating systems. This software offers a number of image enhancing tools including masks, brushes, filters and more.

Seashore

This is a free image editor that is available for Mac operating system. This means that if your operating system is Windows or Linux you will be disadvantaged. It is GIMP based software but it is modified to make image editing friendly and exciting. However, this software is still undergoing improvements and developments therefore, you might experience a few hitches here and there.

Inkscape

This is a free, open-source alternative to Photoshop. It is a great vector program available for Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. This program features a number of inbuilt features and functions. These features boost user experience and it is a little wonder that it has a large community which is found on the site forum as well as on a number of social media platforms.

In summary, you do not have to use or buy Photoshop to enjoy some of the features it offers. Instead, you can use the different free alternatives to Photoshop and still enhance your images.     

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