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Alternative to Photoshop or Paint.NET

Hello. I am working in Ubuntu. I want to do some editing and drawing. On Windows I was using Adobe PhotoShop like software. Now I want to know which are the software available for doing this. Also, is there any default software for drawing an image?


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Gimp or GNU Image Manipulation Program is the best alternative for photoshop in linux.

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Krita (no longer a part of koffice) is also good:

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You can also use CinePaint

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  • also you have Inkscape, very good application.
    – Alen
    Oct 8, 2012 at 6:09
  • GIMP could not open or render .TIFF open layer. thats must be .PSD
    – DolDurma
    Aug 25, 2014 at 6:35

Gimp is the software for image manipulation. With Ubuntu you have many options such as krita, Inkscape etc.

sudo apt-get install gimp

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