Free photoshop alternatives

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What are some free photoshop alternatives that do basic digital image alterations?
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  • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
    I love - it's kind of photoshop for dummies. The free version is great. The paid membership is really inexpensive and adds a lot of fun options.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanssecret is really easy to use.

    Gimp is probably the most well known and best but personally I found it really difficult. Of course, I'm a dummy so don't let that put you off.

    I know you said 'free', but if you have a little money to spend, check out Photoshop elements. Soooooooo much cheaper than PS, but works great, and is really easy to use.

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  • Profile picture of the author aldovacano
    Gimp is a very powerful free photos Editor, you could search for tutorials at

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    • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
      If you use GIMP Ctrl + L will bring up the layers screen, then just select the layer you want to edit. I couldn't figure out how to bring up the screen from the help files had to ask here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amsterdam
    You might want to check out Artweaver - especially if you're familiar with the Photoshop interface.

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  • Profile picture of the author aandersen
    check out Photo editor online / free image editing direct in your browser -

    That site ROCKS... it's like a free little PS... in a browser.

    OK everyone already said GIMP, but I still agree. I been using it since way back when, and still use it today. is awesome too. Some people like to more than GIMP and find it easier to use. I still use gimp because of my history with it.

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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      If you don't mind spending about $50-100 I'd recommend picking up a copy of Microsoft PhotoDraw on eBay. It was part of Office 2000 and orphaned by MS when Office 2003 came out. However, it's a very good and easy to use photo editing program, particularly if you're used to doing things the Microsoft Office way rather than the Mac oriented Adobe way. Given it's age and lack of ongoing development, it is limited in some ways but it works quite well for banners and such. It does run OK under Windows 7 64-bit. I use it a lot for simple web graphics.

      Other than that, you might want to try out GIMP if you want free, although I found it a bit overly complicated. I've tried out a few of the other free editors and found them too limited.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmmaPowell
    OOhhhh me like pixlr, thanks for sharing ;0)
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    Definitely GIMP =)
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