Photoshop alternatives for Mac users

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In our time it is difficult to fancy life without editing photos. Every day, millions and billions of photos are uploaded to the network, most of which pass different
processing. Initially, there was not such a huge variety of applications for editing, so Photoshop has become unique and in demand. Mac users were happy owners of the most powerful editor. Then, this utility spread to all software and became the most popular in the world.
Over time, the high cost and software requirements of Photoshop led to the fact that users began to look for alternatives. It still remains a powerful editor, but below, we are going to bring a few good “substitutes”.

Apple Photos

We’ll start with the easiest “Photos” application from Apple. Great for novice users. Of course, the functionality of the program cannot replace Photoshop, but the tools will achieve a great effect. Another plus is that you do not have to pay for using. In the application, there is a set of standard functions, similarity, cropping, filters, rotation, color enhancement and so on. Working with third-party extensions will also play into the hands of the users of the utility. Also, the function “Memories” can create very nice videos from your photos (selected manually or automatically) with musical accompaniment. The smart search will allow you to find among the array of photos the one that you need, with the help of object recognition.

Pixelmator

Another project from Adobe will easily compete with Photoshop. Lightroom offers a lot of opportunities for editing photos. The application is arranged so that it accompanies the entire cycle from importing photos into the program until export to the library. The utility is not free, so you can either buy at once the whole package or issue a monthly subscription. This, perhaps, is the only negative of this application, which is blocked by numerous pluses. The trial version is going to allow you to try yourself in this application, which will not leave you indifferent.

Lightroom 

Another project from Adobe will easily compete with Photoshop. Lightroom offers a lot of opportunities for editing photos. The application is arranged so that it accompanies the entire cycle from importing photos into the program until export to the library. The utility is not free, so you can either buy at once the whole package or issue a monthly subscription. This, perhaps, is the only negative of this application, which is blocked by numerous pluses. The trial version is going to allow you to try yourself in this application, which will not leave you indifferent.

Polarr

The next application, Polarr editor, is a qualitative analog of the previous application and allows you to render your own preset filters, which is a huge advantage among other alternative editors. A lot of automatic improvements facilitate easy editing and the process becomes as simple as in the Instagram. Your work will be accompanied by tips and micro-textbooks, which in a few minutes will allow you to understand what’s what. More than a hundred excellent filters will make your photos irresistible from the professional. Automatic filter suggestions and their customization will help to choose the treatment to your taste. You can always draw to templates, which will save you a lot of time. Recognition of the photo is designed in such a way that you can give equal attention to any part of your photo, a special slider will allow you to shade your lips or adjust the contrast on your eyes and you do not need to use brushes for this. Like any good photo editing application, Polarr knows which elements of the photo should be improved and automatically points them to you. You can always pinpoint the shortcomings and for this, there is no need to apply a global filter that will cover all the photos. Choose a segment for editing and let your imagination run wild. Trifles are important and Polarr knows it. Download the application and use the whole week of free use. The result will pleasantly surprise you and you will give your heart to this editor.

As you have already understood the variations of mass, you only need to understand what exactly you need and choose a favorite. Thanks to the test modes, you can explore all utilities that are paid. It became easier to create masterpieces.