Dr.Rana Samir Mahmood is my best friend and class mate who is a born artist and an art lover. He is an Amateur Digital Photographer working on portraits, landscapes & macros.
He recently asked me what is the best Image Editing Tool on Linux.
“I do a lot of photo editing on Adobe Photoshop and I need an alternate of Adobe on Linux other than GIMP because it sucks. Is Adobe compatible with Linux because it is the best? "
GNU/Linux Graphics / Image editing Softwares
The following is a selection of Freeware and GNU/Linux based graphics and image editing software.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. If somebody likes Photoshop and wants an equal equivalent of it on Linux he/she can install the Gimpshop UI for it which makes Gimp look like Photoshop. So GIMP doesn`t suck at all as Dr.Samir says :)
Inkscape is an Open Source and powerful Scalable Vector Graphics ( SVG ) editor. Inkscape has capabilities similar to Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X.
ImageMagick is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats.
ImageMagick can translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.
For further info read this thread on Raiden`s Realm
The information about these softwares are from their main websites and Wiki pages.