15 Best Linux Photo/Image Editors I Discovered in 2015

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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14 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    @Morteza, I’m pleased to report that Polarr is now available as a downloadable Linux client (64 bit only).

  2. Dave says:

    I am looking for a Photo Explosion replacement that will work on Ubuntu. Does anyone know of something.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Have you tried any of the photo editors, such as Darktable, Photoshop Wine and the rest? Give them a try and see if they work similarly as Photo Explosion.

  3. Morteza says:

    Polarr for chrome is a handly, lightweight and very good photo editor.

  4. John thomas says:

    Thanks for sharing the valuable information. I have used DigiKam, Pinta, Photoshop & Photo pos PRO. I really liked them all. They are really helpful to quickly edit or enhance your photo. Moreover they lets you to have a complete control over your images, including layers and effects.

  5. Lars Acou says:

    Recently installed Polarr on my Oneplus3 and found out there are desktop versions as well (standalone and in your browser). I downloaded the .deb version on Ubuntu Gnome. Works great! Free version is very usable but blocks a couple of effects and radial gradients. No buggy.

  6. Greg says:

    Gimp is GOOD tool to edit photos.

  7. jeff says:

    Gimp is NOT a good tool. Also you don’t have Krita (krita.org) listed, free and used by many hollywood pro’s for image editing.

  8. Pinta is a “buggy”, “broken” and formerly “abandoned” poorly coded and very poorly maintained Linux clone of Paint.net with numerous features that do not function properly. Is that what you meant by a Linux version of Microsoft Paint?

    To be clear, I really hope that the good folks that picked that project out of the trash bin and did their best to get it back on track can get a little more help with it from others that might be a little more up to the task. Linux has always been in need of a simple image editing application such as that for those that just want something simple, that works.

  9. Aaron Kili K says:

    Thanks for the info, i have to try it out

  10. grey says:

    Pixeluvo 1.5
    Download a 30 day trial version of Pixeluvo now. This also acts as the installer for the full version, simply enter your license details and enjoy Pixeluvo with no limitations.
    Please note the trial version is limited to saving files no larger than 800×600 pixels.

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