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Adobe Photoshop Alternatives


I'm looking for an alternative to Photoshop because I believe it is just too big, too bulky and too expensive for us.  Can you recommend anything else?


Yes, there are a wide variety of alternatives to Photoshop.  Here's a short list of alternatives you might to look into:

  1. Adobe Photoshop Elements
    This is a cheaper and less complex version of Photoshop from Adobe.
    Platforms:  Windows & Mac

  2. Google Picasa
    This is a free photo editor from Google.
    Platforms:  Windows

  3. Serif PhotoPlus
    Has many of the same features as Adobe Photoshop, which means it may also be too big and bulky for you.
    Platforms:  Windows

  4. Aperture
    A great alternative for photographers who love working on a Mac.
    Platforms:  Mac

  5. PaintShop Pro
    A nice photo editing tool that's reasonably priced.
    Platforms:  Windows

This by no means is a complete list and I'm sure there are dozens programs you can easily find by doing a quick search.  I recommend you download a couple and use the program on a trial basis.  Find which one works better for you and buy it if necessary.

Please let us know if you need anything else.  Thank you.