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Posted by Bhavesh On March - 10 - 2011

Here are 3 Best Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an image management solution basically designed to ease out the post production procedure. It eases out the process of managing and editing thousands of images. It is not just like any image browser like the very famous Adobe Bridge but it also facilitates editing the images in its application window at the same time. It’s state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools reduces your worries about loosing the original image and you can go on experimenting to get the best desired result. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is available for Windows and Mac OS.Here are free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that provide some of the similar features.


Picasa is the best free alternative to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Picasa is a free image organizer from Google which also enables image editing. It offers basic image editing so the images look great. Picasa provides various important features like Red eye reduction, Brightness/Contrast adjustment, Auto coloring, etc. With just one click of a button you can enhance the look of an image. It helps you to organize all your images and give them a retouch whenever you find one while watching the images. It also offers various other useful features like compatibility with digital cameras,  tagging images, 1 GB of free hosting which can be increased to 400 GB through a yearly payment. It enables editing in real-time and the interface is pretty straightforward and simple to use.

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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X


digiKam is another good free alternative to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. digiKam is an image organizer and editor. It can organise images in directory based albums and/or dynamic albums which can be customized to appear according to various fields like date, timeline, tags, etc. The images can be rated by the users and captions can be entered on the images. It uses KDE Platform and is quite effective application and users find it quite easy to organize their images using digiKam. The interface is quite customisable and is easy to operator. digiKam supports various plugins which proves to be quite useful in saving time and obtaining quality result from images. With digiKam you can make your images look better.


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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X

PaintShop Photo Pro

PaintShop Photo Pro is a good replacement for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. PaintShop Photo Pro is a image organizer and editor which makes editing possible in real time. The interface is very analytically designed with the image placed in center and various tools surrounding the image which facilitate easy automation while working on the projects. In PaintShop Photo Pro users can extract frames from HD Videos and the same can be used to prepare slide-shows. Which otherwise will require at least 2 software and can be  ‘heavy on system’ task if working on any conventional slide-show creator software like Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Editing and retouching the images to give it a more life like feel is something where PaintShop Photo Pro comes handy. Other features offered are Directly uploading images to the Internet, Quick resizing of image, backing up photos and videos on CD/DVD, etc.

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Works With: Windows        

You can also check out free alternatives to Autodesk SketchBook Pro, alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Elements and alternatives to Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

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