What are some alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe offers several industry-leading creative applications, including:

  1. Photoshop
  2. Illustrator
  3. Premiere Pro
  4. InDesign

While Adobe apps are high-end programs, they require a monthly subscription, making them quite costly. Fortunately, there are comparable, non-subscription alternatives to Adobe's most popular applications. Examples are listed below.

Photoshop alternatives:

  1. Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows - free trial)
  2. Serif Affinity Photo (Windows and Mac - free trial)
  3. GIMP (Windows and Mac - free)

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Illustrator alternatives:

  1. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows and Mac - free trial)
  2. Serif Affinity Designer (Windows and Mac - free trial)
  3. Inkscape (Windows and Mac - free)

Premiere Pro alternatives:

  1. Corel Pinnacle Studio (Windows - free trial)
  2. Apple Final Cut Pro (Mac - free trial)
  3. Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve (Windows and Mac - free)

InDesign alternatives:

  1. QuarkXPress (Windows and Mac - free trial)
  2. Serif Affinity Publisher (Windows and Mac - free trial)
  3. Scribus (Windows and Mac - free)

Several of the above applications can open Adobe file formats, such as .PSD, .AI, .INDD, and .PDF. You can view a full list of each program's supported file formats by clicking the program name in the list above.