As we all know that Adobe Photoshop is a popular Photo or Image editing as well as creating software, and is loved by most professionals. But photoshop is a costly software, so every individual can’t purchase this software. And if you are an amateur user, purchasing the license is not always possible. And we don’t advise or recommend our users use pirated versions, in any way. Thus if investing such an amount for the use of Photoshop is not possible for someone, then he or she can search for an alternative for photoshop free.
In this article, we will discuss one such free alternative for photoshop. Photopea is one such photoshop alternative free. If you are aware of the editing techniques used in Photoshop, then it would not be any problem for you to handle it. Even if you are a beginner then also you won’t be very difficult for you
How to use Photopea as an alternative for Photoshop free?
Before you use Photopea, a little information about it would help you out to understand it better. Photopea is a web-based photo editing or creation application. It has been developed by a 30-year-old computer programmer Ivan Kutskir. He is from Ukraine and lived in the Czech Republic. Hats off to your sir, for building such good software and that too free to use.
So, if you all want to use Photopea to create or edit any picture, you have to browse the home page of Photopea. Once the page loads into your browser, your browser will act as an editor interface.
If you have worked with Photoshop before, then this interface will feel like that you are using Photoshop. But practically it’s not. In Photopea you can create layers and do similar working patterns as used in Photoshop. However drawing new pictures or editing it, is fully depends on the creativity of the user.
If you want to use a specific feature-based editor, which will give your picture, specific effects, or editing feature, then you can try Lunapic, Photofunia, ePhoto360, fotor, iPiccy, etc.
What are the advantages of Photopea over Photoshop?
There are several advantages of Photopea over photoshop, such as:
- You don’t have to invest any amount for the purchase of Licence, as in Adobe Photoshop.
- You don’t need a computer with advanced hardware configuration for the installation and running of the photo editing software.
- Can run on any kind of machine and in any operating system.
- All you need is an active internet connection and a browser.
- Can run from any where in the world.
- Any one can use it or learn the editing feature using this online application.
- Can even run from mobile browsers.
- You can enjoy all kind of advaced features which may not be available in free software.
Whether Photopea is free or not?
The answer to this question is Photopea is free to use. You can use all the features of Photopea for free. However, on the interface of Photopea, you will view ads. And as all the services are free, the revenue earned from these ads will act as a motivating factor for the developer. However, if any user is annoyed with these ads and is not ready to view them, then he or she may opt for the Premium plan. Within the premium plan, you will not view any ads and you will get 2x more steps in history. The choice is completely yours, whether you opt for the premium plan and spend some bucks for avoiding the ads or not.
If you are not biased for Photoshop, then you can try Photopea as a good alternative for Photoshop. It has the potential to compete with photoshop in the world of Digital Photography. There may be a few differences which you will notice with that of Photoshop, but almost all the main functions and features are added in Photopea. We recommend you to give it a try and we hope you will seriously love it. Don’t use Photopea to compare it with other professional and costly editors. If you treat it as an individual application, then hope you will enjoy it.
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