Don’t want to pay for Photoshop? – Try these!

Photoshop has been the gold standard in photo editing programs for a long time, so much so that its brand name has even turned into a verb and we talk about ‘photoshopping’ images in the same way that we talk about hoovering the carpets even when we’re using a Dyson. Even when it was available to purchase, It’s always been expensive at around ‚500-600 for the Creative Suite – and you couldn’t buy it as a standalone program so you paid for extra programs that you most likely wouldn’t use.

Now that Adobe have made it solely available as a Cloud-based subscription you’ll be committed to a monthly fee for as long as you want to use it. Their most basic plan runs at about ‚9 a month for use of Photoshop and Lightroom , paid upfront as a yearly subscription. It’s not a huge amount, but a year’s subscription will buy you any one of the programs below, and many of them will leave you with substantial change from your ‚100+ annual payment.

Not everybody realises that Photoshop isn’t the only game in town and that there are plenty of other excellent photo editing programs that are likely to do everything you could reasonably want. We’re going to look at a small selection of the best Photoshop alternatives…

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