A few days ago, Adobe had another price increase for its Creative Cloud programs. Annoyed by this change, Twitter user Ghost Malone created an extensive list of alternatives, in case you don’t feel like paying more for major Adobe CC programs. They cover different areas, from image editing to building websites, and all of them are free.
I'm so pissed that Adobe is hiking the Creative Cloud price (AGAIN) that I did a round-up of FREE ALTERNATIVES to all the major CC programs. Because FUCK Adobe: https://t.co/P9fjavNMCQ pic.twitter.com/MgXofVqhQf
— ghost malone 👻 (@ghosthikikomori) January 11, 2019
Adobe increased prices in spring last year, and now there’s another increase for the USA, Canada, and Mexico. If you use a single app, then it’s a $1/month increase, but All Apps plans will cost you $10 more per month.
In an article from a few years ago, you can find six Adobe Photoshop alternatives. But, Ghost Malone’s list includes the alternatives for other Adobe CC programs, too. All of them are free, but some have premium versions that are paid. You can see his list below, and we’ve also added a few of our own suggestions.
If you draw or design
Illustrator alternative: Inkscape
If you make pictures move
If you build websites or software
If you do stuff that requires these other programs
If you need stock photos or fonts
One more thing I’d like to add is Photopea, a Photoshop clone that works in a browser and it’s completely free to use. Judging from Stefan Kohler’s review, it’s pretty good. I tried playing with it a bit, too, and it really is impressive (although a bit slow on my crappy computer).
So there you have it, a whole bunch of free programs and websites if you’re fed up with Adobe CC for whichever reason. I already use some of them, but there are a few more that I’ll go and download straight away.
Do you already use any of these alternatives? Which ones would you recommend?
[via Ghost Malone]