We were not having it when Adobe decided to double the price of Photoshop in early May. Even though the price has since been put back to normal, the idea of a subscription has turned many off from wanting to use Adobe software. Fortunately, there are many programs out there that work just as well to help you edit photos or create digital art. Our favorite is Affinity Photo since it has many of the same tools as Photoshop and produces powerful edits.Best Overall: Affinity Photo This is hands down the best alternative to Photoshop out there right now. It makes for an easy transition since it uses many of the same keystroke shortcuts and provides many of the same editing features. However, one of the best things about Affinity is pricing. Make a one-time payment and the software is yours to use — no subscriptions and no unexpected changes in price. You'll find the basic tools like red-eye removal, crop, resize, drawing tools, selection, and more, but you'll also find lens … [Read more...] about Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows in 2019
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GIMP and Paint.NET are both free image editors, but the two are quite different, so it can be tricky to know which is best for you.The world of photo editors is a funny one. For most people, choosing the right tool is something of a balancing act. Do you want to go for a free program, or one that costs money? Go for the second option, and you run the risk of making an expensive mistake. Do you choose something simple that gets the job done, or do you go for something powerful and professional? Make the wrong choice here and you could find that you're either limited by too basic a program, or overwhelmed by something that's far too complicated for your needs.If you choose the free software route, you'll find that GIMP and Paint.NET are two names that crop up time and time again. Both programs are hugely popular, and with good reason, but which should you install?The basicsPaint.NET started life as an unofficial successor to Microsoft Paint, but don’t let that put you off – … [Read more...] about GIMP vs Paint.NET: which is the best free photo editor for you?
If you're lucky enough to receive a new desktop PC or laptop for Christmas, or have treated yourself to one in the sales, you'll need to ensure it's equipped with a full set of essential software. This can be a costly processIt doesn't have to be that way though. Today, you can kit your new PC out with a full suite of essential software without paying a penny. You don't have to sacrifice quality, either – these programs are all packed with features comparable with their paid-for counterparts.Antivirus: BitDefender Antivirus Free EditionWindows 10 comes with its own security software in the form of Windows Defender. It’s a capable program, but not without a few limitations. Perhaps the most important of these is its sheer popularity; if nobody opts for a third-party program and Defender gains a monopoly on the antivirus market, it will become the number one target for criminals, putting millions of people at increased risk. It’s also lighter on features than many other … [Read more...] about The best free software for your new PC or laptop
Adobe announced its plans to bring a full Photoshop app to the iPad this week, and the news was received with mixed reactions. While some people are looking forward to having a more robust version of Photoshop on their Apple tablets, others were unmoved by the news, having already adopted other editing tools for the iPad. Apps including the Affinity suite and Procreate have already established themselves as reliable (if not better) Photoshop alternatives, and, most importantly, they can be bought through a one-time purchase rather than a subscription. While developers say they welcome the competition, history indicates that their reliance on one-off purchases could mean they’ll struggle to survive in the long term. Affinity Photo and Designer offer many of the same core tools as Photoshop, and they can open PSD files and synchronize them between their iPad and desktop apps. Both are available for a one-time cost of $20, a more affordable alternative to the desktop version of … [Read more...] about The companies behind Affinity and Procreate aren’t worried about Photoshop on the iPad
Previous Next 1 of 2 Removing an object in a photograph is one of Photoshop’s most valuable tricks, but the task often requires a bit of finesse and a lot of time to master. To make it less time-consuming for users Adobe is relying more on artificial intelligence — making those disappearing objects feel a bit more like magic than a headache. Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 launched on October 15 with a newly redesigned tool called Content-Aware Fill, powered by Adobe’s A.I., called Sensei . Content-Aware Fill isn’t an entirely new feature, but the earlier version didn’t always get the fix right and there wasn’t a way for photo editors to actually correct what the computer was getting wrong. The new Content-Aware Fill mixes A.I. and good old-fashioned human intelligence, allowing you to fix the software’s goofs. Besides removing objects, the tool can also be used to add in a missing piece, as Adobe demonstrated using a … [Read more...] about How to remove photo bombs and other unwanted objects with Photoshop’s new Content-Aware Fill