The best free PhotoShop alternative is Gimpshop

By Peter Chubb - Mar 11, 2015

Whenever people are asked what is the best photo editing software, top of the list always seems to be PhotoShop, and for good reason. The program has been a leader for many years, and no doubt many more to come. However, with more people now having access to a computer than ever before and in need of such software, many of them are unwilling to pay the price of PhotoShop, and so look for cheaper alternatives.

So what is the best free PhotoShop alternative? One piece of software that keeps coming up again and again is Gimpshop, as it is free and open source. Its main purposes is to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop, which it does pretty well considering it’s free.

Users love the customizability of the software, although it could still do with a few tweaks to its interface, although you cannot have everything. The menu structure is rather similar to PhotoShop, hence why many people seem to get on so well with Gimpshop.

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There is no denying the fact that Adobe Photoshop is a superb image-editing program, but its main sticking point is that price. Ok, so we know that Gimpshop will come with certain limitations, although version 2.8 does help bring some much-needed improvements.

Some of the main Gimpshop features that make this such a good Photoshop alternative are professional grade photo enhancement, complete customization, beautiful photos in black & white or color, work on files in any format, expansive accessory support, tools exclusive to Gimpshop, new single window mode for Gimpshop 2.8, and finally, a powerful new GEGL backend.

If you are interested in trying out Gimpshop, then you can do so by heading to its website, where you will also find details on many more of its features.

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The best free PhotoShop alternative is Gimpshop