1. Bl4aze

    OP Bl4aze GBAtemp Regular
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    Adobe products are expensive.
    its as simple as that. You have to pay a subscription for them and you probably are paying too much.
    you can get the same or hell even better experiences and tools for less or even free.
    I have compiled a list of these programs with the help of others that you can try yourself that cost less or are even free to use with some even open source.
    Perhaps i could help you save a bit of money or even make it so you dont have to spend any at all :)



    Quick color code
    Yellow - A one time purchase
    Green - Free
    Blue - Free AND open source


    Note: certain ones might have a paid and free version. Paid is a one-time purchase only and you can most likely do what you need with the free version

    Photoshop:

    Photography:

    Gimp
    Sumo Paint

    Affinity Photo
    Photoline
    PhotoPea
    Paint . net

    Drawing:

    Kirita
    Clip Paint Studio

    Paint Tool Sai
    Procreate
    AD Sketchbook
    Firealpaca
    Medibang

    Paintstorm
    My Paint


    Illustrator:


    Inkscape
    Vectr
    BoxySVG
    GravitDesigner - Has paid version
    Affinity Designer
    Corel Draw

    Animator:


    Cacami
    Tv Paint
    ToonBloom
    ClipStudio EX
    Moho
    Blender
    Opentoons
    Kirita
    Pencil 2D
    FireAlpaca

    Audition:


    Audacity
    Ocean Audio

    FLStudio


    Premiere:


    Olive
    Kdenlive
    Davinci Resolve - has paid version

    Sony Vegas

    After Effects:

    Blender
    Natron
    Enve




    Compiled with the help of @XDanielArt on twitter​
     
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  2. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!
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    Just a heads up about Olive. It's super early in development so it might not be as perfect as Premiere.
     
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  3. FAST6191

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    I like avisynth myself for video work. Chuck on something like megui on the backend and maybe virtualdub for a frame checker/preview and all good.
    Vapoursynth has its fans too
    http://vapoursynth.com/doc/

    Similarly many will want RAW support for various camera purposes both in photoshop and with Adobe's lightroom providing what many consider the defining standard (though if you are already caught up in the adobe whirlwind...) and while there are some plugins for GIMP and paint.net then they also lack management tools so people in turn tend to start with
    https://www.darktable.org/
    There are a few others that are more simplistic too, though that can be what people want if they just need to do some colour correction.
     
  4. notimp

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    alternativeto.net - always is worth a look as well.

    But if we are talking alternatives I actually use:

    Acorn

    on Mac (Photoshop alternative).

    30MB in size, lightweight, fast - and does everything I need it to do for most of my image editing.
     
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