Why is Photoshop needed

Do you really need Photoshop?

Are there cheaper or possibly free alternatives

Yes there is.

It doesn't always have to be a professional application or a payment program to spice up your private photo collection.

Free download programs for the PC for editing photos and graphics:

- Gimp (The best freeware, Photoshop equivalent)

- Artweaver Free (Menu navigation similar to Photoshop)

- Paint.Net

- JPG illuminator (Specialist for cropping images, quick correction of under and overexposure, white balance, control of shading, alignment, coloring, B / W and with a batch processing, frames, creating texts and manual PDF-DE), highly recommended for quick Corrections.

- XnRetro (also as app iOS, Android) xnview.com/de/xnretro/

or ...

Edit photos on the Internet, Create effects and collages - quick, easy and free. Here is a small selection of online photo editing programs with which photos can be provided with effects, text, frames and cliparts, etc. They are also well suited for creating profile pictures.

- pizap.com (e.g. collages)

- fotor.com/

- fotoflexer.com

- imagechef.com

- sumopaint.com_app

- pixlr.com_editor apps.pixlr.com/express/ (many effects)

- lunapic.com_editor

- rollip.com_start

- photogramio.com_ / de

- photoshop.com/tools

- makeup.pho.to/de online-image-editor.com/?language=deutsch

- PicsArt

The freeware is ideal for inexpensive editing of images in RAW format RAW therapee.

http://www.chip.de/downloads/RAW-Therapee-64-Bit_50515336.html

For screenshots:

LightShot is one of the best screenshot tools in the freeware area for Windows and ideal for anyone looking for a slim tool to take pictures of the screen from time to time. The freeware is not stingy with functions.

- chip.de/downloads/LightShot_71776578.html

Instructions for the programs can be found on the Internet or in the program help.

I think there will be something for you too. LG