When it comes to creative software, Adobe products have always been a popular and powerful set of industry-leading tools. However, while Adobe software is often number one in the minds of many creatives, not everyone can afford Adobe’s Creative Cloud packages. Maybe you’re operating on a budget of nothing or one with very little wiggle room. Perhaps you like to save money when you can, so if you can find a program that can do what you need it to do, for free, you would be all over it. Luckily, there are a lot of free Adobe alternatives available out there.
If you love Adobe software but find the price point to be a bit too high for your budget, check out some of these wallet-friendly free Adobe alternatives.
RawTherapee– A free Lightroom alternative that can edit RAW files, RawTherapee comes with an extensive range of editing tools. These tools don’t just handle the basics either. RawTherapee also has many advanced options.
Scribus– If you are looking for a free InDesign alternative than you should check out this commonly used InDesign alternative. Luckily, if you are already familiar with InDesign, you should have no problem with this program since Scribus has a very similar workflow and interface.
Blender– If you didn’t think it was possible to find an After Effects alternative, think again. Blender is a free, powerful program that can be used to create 3D effects, as well as realistic, animated graphics. Blender is the perfect software for both amateurs and experts alike.
GIMP– You may have already heard of GIMP, a professional quality, open source program that is an excellent alternative to Photoshop. So if your budget doesn’t support Photoshop, don’t fret, GIMP is definitely worthy enough to use in a professional context.
SVG-Edit– If you are looking for a piece of software that runs on your browser, give SVG Edit a try. SVG Edit is an open source vector graphics editor that is considered to be an excellent alternative to Illustrator, and it works on Edge, Opera, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. But don’t worry, SVG Edit is packed full of powerful features, making it worthwhile to try.
DaVinci Resolve– This powerful, free video editing program is an excellent alternative to Premiere Pro. In fact, DaVinci Resolve is so good that it’s sometimes used on big budget TV and film productions. With DaVinci Resolve, you can mix and master up to 1,000 channels, runs facial recognition tracking, and it even specializes in post-production audio and color correction.