ADOBE SUCKS.

They really do. They've had a chokehold on the industry for far too long. None of us can change that... at least not alone. If enough people use and share alternatives, it'll pressure Adobe to stop its complacency and will benefit the end user.

DON'T PIRATE.

Please don't pirate.
1) It's illegal.
2) Piracy still benefits Adobe by increasing their market share.
3) Smaller alternatives need your support to grow and become better than Adobe's offerings.

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

If you have a good alternative to an Adobe app, please use this form to submit it. Make sure that the app uses a free or one-time payment model.

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Invision Studio

XD
free

Has far superior animation and interaction systems.

Website

Akira

XD
foss

Runs native on Linux, currently in pre-production.

Website

Blender

After Effects
Animate
foss
free

Website

Brackets

Dreamweaver
foss
free

Website

Cakewalk

Audition
free

Website

Color Designer

OTHER
free

Alternative to Adobe Color

Website

Darktable

Lightroom
foss
free

Website

enve

Animate
foss
free

Website

GIMP

Photoshop
foss
free

Website

GarageBand

Audition
free

macOS/iOS only.

Website

Hitfilm Express

Premiere
After Effects
free

Website

Inkscape

Illustrator
foss
free

Website

Kdenlive

Premiere
foss
free

Website

Krita

Photoshop
Animate
foss
free

FOSS image editor suited for digital painting, with great animation tools to boot.

Website

LMMS

Audition
foss
free

Website

MediBang Paint

Photoshop
free

Website

Natron

After Effects
foss
free

One-time purchase, but software updates stop after 1 year.

Website

Olive Editor

Premiere
foss
free

Website

OpenShot

Premiere
foss
free

macOS and iOS/iPadOS only.

Website

opentoonz

Animate
foss
free

Website

Paint.NET

Photoshop
foss
free

Website

pencil2d

Animate
foss
free

Website

Penpot

XD
foss

Fully online!

Website

photopea

Photoshop
free

Fully online photo editor.

Website

Quixel Mixer

Substance
free

Website

Rawtherapee

Lightroom
foss
free

Website

Scribus

InDesign
foss
free

Website

Sessions.edu Color Calculator

OTHER
free

Alternative to Adobe Color

Website

Shotcut

Premiere
foss
free

Paid version has no difference other than automatic updates. Essentially a donation.

Website

Sumo Paint

Photoshop
free

Website

Synfig

Animate
foss
free

Website

VSCode

Dreamweaver
free

Website

VSCodium

Dreamweaver
foss
free

A telemetry/tracking free version of VSCode.

Website

Vectornator

Illustrator
free

macOS and iOS/iPadOS only.

Website

Wick editor

Animate
foss
free

Fully online!

Website

Xournal++

Acrobat
foss
free

Can open and annotate pdfs, insert shapes, LaTeX formulas, pictures, drawing, etc.

Website