Pixlr comes in two distinct flavors. Pixlr Express is ideal for the simple edits and quick fixes, while Pixlr Editor is for the power users. Both are free and browser-based web apps so that there is never any need to download the software. This makes it ideal for Chromebook users too.
Pixlr is a feature-packed but has a clean UI that makes it easy to navigate these features without seeming cluttered or overwhelming the users with the number of options available.
Canva is another browser-based web app that offers everything a graphic designer need.
It is used by more than 10 million people across the globe; Canva serves around millions of stock images, a wide range of filters, hundreds of fonts, shapes, and icons. With their resources to hand, you can easily drag and drop images into place before editing them. The simplicity of the Canva makes sophisticated design accessible to everyone with a wide range of templates available, and even the most amateur of users will get decent design outcomes with the help of this app.
One of the topmost recommendations you have read for a tool like Photoshop is GIMP and for a good reason. GIMP or the GNU Image Manipulation program is a very feature-rich photo editing and creative tool that can do almost everything that Photoshop can and brings in everything from the popular Adobe software to free and open-source software.
Xara Xtreme is a powerful general graphics program for the Unix platform, which includes Linux, Windows, OS-X, and FreeBSD. It is formerly known by the name Xara LX; it is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows, is simple to use and learn and has a clean user interface with a few floating dialogs, menus, palettes, etc.
Pixia was originally designed in the Japanese, but the English version now exists for this rich editor. Although the original focus was on the manga/anime, it is a very capable editor in general. Some of the features are a little counter-intuitive, but there are also plenty of English tutorials available now if you want to give it a shot. The website also seems to have changed recently, so be sure to use the proper link if you don’t want a Japanese error message.
Pixelmator has been around for a while now, but more recently, the team released the Pixelmator Pro. While the previous tool used floating windows, the Pro version has more usable single-window UI and provides non-destructive image editing. The team has pared back the interface, which should make it easy to pick up, and there is a hidden interface option, with which you can activate if you just want to see your image with no distractions.
Seashore is another Photoshop alternative that is aimed solely at Mac users. It brings some essential features from Photoshop, which includes support for layers. The app also supports pressure sensitivity, so if you are using a pressure-sensitive drawing tablet, you will be able to make full use of its pressure levels.
The product is also designed into browser add-ons, which includes the Standalone Opera widget, Firefox adds on, and Chrome app. It is designed to modify scalable vector graphics content files and support output to file formats such as PNG, BMP, WMP, and JPG. The top feature of this app includes the raster images, zoom, align, layers, text, reacts/squares, ellipses, polygons. Convert shapes to the path and freehand drawing.
PHOTO-PAINT is a much more dedicated photo editor in the CorelDraw Graphics Suite. The suite has been updated for the year 2019 to offer Corel AfterShot 3 HDR Support, as well as interactive tools for straightening photos and adjusting perspective. There is also improved stylus control, with the PHOTO- PAINT responding to different pressures, bearing both the tilt and rotation.
The suite is geared up to work perfectly with Windows 10, offering multi-monitor viewing and support for 4K displays.
SumoPaint is a highly efficient, capable, free browser-based image editor. All the standard features you would expect from a desktop tool are correct and present. It is a lightweight and quick to load, and the free version is very usable. There is also a paid for the Pro version and a paid for the iPad app.
Some tools work in different ways to Photoshop, offering possibilities that would be different to match in Adobe offering. There are, moreover, limitations that will put off some users.