Alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator

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What features do you use in Photoshop and Illustrator? Instead of an upgrade to an Adobe cloud subscription for these applications, you might be able to find other tools that can do what you need for less money.

Two alternative programs to check out as an option are Affinity Designer (alternative to Illustrator), and Affinity Photo (alternative to Photoshop) which have gotten good feedback from several people here on campus. These applications are cheaper than Adobe Products, and don't have an annual subscription fee. Currently each can be had for $50.00.

Affinity Designer -

Affinity Photo -

Also, native programs in OS X and Windows, can provide many of the simple process such as crop, annotate, adjust image size, etc.

  • Preview (Mac)
  • Snipping Tool (Windows)
  • Paint 3D (Windows)


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Mon 2/25/19 8:46 AM
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