Hope you already read my last post about best and free alternative to Adobe Illustrator. So here comes another post mentioning best and free alternative graphic designing software to Adobe Photoshop.
No doubt that Photoshop is by now one of the best graphics designing software which has dominated the market since long.
The tool has great capabilities to produce industry ready products. But there has always been a constraint of high graphics designing software costs when it comes to freelancers, or small and medium size industries, where software cost is always a cause of concern.
If you are a start-up, freelancer, small industry, student, institute, than below two software can be of a great help to you.
Lets explore the best and free alternative graphics designing software to Adobe Photoshop.
1. Paint.NET (Simple to use graphics designing software)
Paint.NET is the no. 1 free alternative software to Photoshop.
The software is just 6.7 mb in file size and occupies around 35 mb once installed. The software has all great features of Photoshop and is very much user friendly.
Paint.NET is totally free graphics designing software and is available for any industry, groups or individuals (not available for modifications).
Software has great features like curve, lasso, layers and many interesting plugins. There are many filters available which are as good as Photoshop.
Give it a try here: http://www.getpaint.net/index.html
2. GIMP 2.8 (Best free graphics designing software):
Ok, so here comes the second best and free alternative graphics designing software to Adobe Photoshop. This is GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program).
GIMP is feature rich, industry ready, sleek and totally free. As per GIMP official website, it is totally free for personal, commercial, govt and educational use. User can even modify the source code and re-distribute the software.
The software has all the critical features as of Adobe Photoshop. Some of these are image mirror, image flip, lasso, curve, filters. The software has pre-defined sizes for creating icons and other web supported formats and sizes.
Have look at the software here: https://gimp.org
There is no doubt that paid graphic designing software are excellent, but it is not necessary that you spend hefty amount of money to buy graphics designing software when there are free alternatives available in the market.
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