Adobe’s Photoshop was and still is the undisputed king of image editing software everywhere. It’s so omnipresent that it’s practically a verb. ‘Photoshopping’ is equivalent of ‘image editing’ to people (unless they’re graphic designers who know the finer distinctions).
Photoshop is awesome, but that’s not to say it’s the only image editing tool on the planet. And now, thanks to ‘Creative Cloud’ and subsequently douche move/ vendor lock-in by Adobe, more people are interested in other options.
In this post, I have listed down 5 of the most fantastic alternatives to Photoshop that you can use with relative ease and freedom:
Price: $63.99 (X8), and $79.99 (X8 Ultimate). Extensible via plugins.
Corel’s Draw, Painter, etc. are renowned for their brilliant effects and ease of use among graphic designer and DTP (Desktop Publishing) agencies. PaintShop Pro family is brought to you by the same name.
This toolset works quite as flawlessly as Photoshop and goes beyond image editing and graphic making tools. The entire suite is packed with features for basic to pro image editing (color correction, filters, retouch, etc.) and there are a slew of super cool graphic tools complete with lifelike brush effect and sleek vector options. (more…)