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Gurke and Hare

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Web based photoshop alternative
« on: June 10, 2021, 02:50:03 PM »
Somebody's written a photoshop alternative as a web app.

https://www.photopea.com/

I don't know if it's any good, but there have been a few threads from people asking for alternatives, so I thought I'd flag it up.

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Re: Web based photoshop alternative
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 11:05:10 PM »
Its quite impressive. How the hell can they get away with that without getting their arses sued by Adobe?

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Re: Web based photoshop alternative
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 12:26:22 AM »
This is ace - the closest web-based alternative I've seen to date, especially in terms of UX (icons, menus, shortcuts are all pretty identical).

Its quite impressive. How the hell can they get away with that without getting their arses sued by Adobe?

Adobe are probably relatively limited in terms of what they hold copyright over. Image processing is a fairly generic task and Adobe's USP is in the efficiency and user-friendliness they add to things, I think. Easy enough to stay on the right side of intellectual property law if the development is done in a clean room and trademarked features are given different names (Photopea's healing brush seems to work pretty similarly to content-aware fill, for instance, but I can't see those words in use anywhere...).

I think I'll be using this a lot (hello, Wimblewrong!). I recently upgraded to a new MacBook with an ARM processor and haven't managed to find a cracked version of Photoshop which runs on it yet. I've tried out GIMP but it's got a tiny bug in Big Sur which renders it close to useless for now - selections don't show marching ants round them.

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