Best free image editor, what do you use?

cornnfedd

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So looking to install an image editor on my laptop but want to go for something free this time, have paintshop pro installed on the desktop which I know the basics how to use. Not looking to use for photo editing, more for logo and style creation.

What do other people use and recommend?

Gimp
Krita
pixlr.com
paint.net

what else is out there?

thanks in advance.
 

Num7

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Gotta say I really love Paint.net. simple and easy. Not sure it's the best for creating logos though.

Gimp is widely used, perhaps you can find templates to get you started?

I also use Greenshot. It's a screenshot taker, but its editor works great for stitching images together, or creating UI mock-ups. Super simple solution.
 

haqzore

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I'd recommend looking at how many resources/guides/walkthroughs/tutorials/etc are available.

The best editor available sucks when you aren't already an expert with it.

Having said that, I used Gimp in the past.
 

LeadCrow

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I use Krita more consistently.
It's a really good user-friendly alternative to photoshop, friendly with tablets, supports layers/PSD, comic layouts and animations.

Medibang is also a great alternative to whatever you're already using. Works really well for comics, creative works and collaboration, almost as good as commercial software used in the industry. A few editions are available with differing focus. It's surprisingly not known well outside and was long assumed to be a poorly coded knockoff noone uses.
 

overcast

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Pixlr and Paint.net are two good ones. Plus extra effect and manipulation can be done on canva.
 

R0binHood

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Medibang is also a great alternative to whatever you're already using. Works really well for comics, creative works and collaboration, almost as good as commercial software used in the industry. A few editions are available with differing focus. It's surprisingly not known well outside and was long assumed to be a poorly coded knockoff noone uses.


What da fuuu....how?! 😲
 

ehd

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Paint.net is very easy to use and great for my very basic needs.

The one and only problem ist the text tool. Without plugins it is not possible to edit text in layers afterwards.
 

colubragens

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So looking to install an image editor on my laptop but want to go for something free this time, have paintshop pro installed on the desktop which I know the basics how to use. Not looking to use for photo editing, more for logo and style creation.

What do other people use and recommend?

Gimp
Krita
pixlr.com
paint.net

what else is out there?

thanks in advance.
Paint.net
 
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