Software that can be used as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop CS2:
  • 11 votes

    Artweaver lets you paint creatively with the help of a huge range of painting tools. You can create sketches from photos or just experiment with colors.

    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 38 votes

    Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows.

    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 54 votes

    Speedy Painter is an OpenGL based painting software for Windows. It supports Wacom digitizers to vary size and opacity of brush strokes according to pen pressure.

    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 6 votes

    MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 19 votes

    GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • 42 votes

    Easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)