This Free Photoshop Clone Runs in Your Browser

Photopea is an advanced image editor designed to be a Photoshop replacement that runs in your browser.

Photopea is unique among online image editors because it can open and export PSD (Photoshop) files.
It also supports Sketch, SVG, XD and CDR formats. It can easily handle simple tasks like resizing images as well as more complex tasks, such as processing photos, creating illustrations, designing webpages, and more.

Photopea was built from the ground up with the intent of supporting PSD files. Anyone who uses Photoshop will feel right at home. It has same essential tools and the same layout as Photoshop, including keyboard shortcuts. Some of the essential tools are: selection and move, cropping, text, clone, blur, dodge, burn, layers, blend, brushes, curves, masks, and eyedropper.

The “Publish online” feature will send your image to a public URL at Imgur (known only to you). Images sent to Imgur open in a new window – you may need to disable the browser pop-up blocker for the Imgur page to open.

Photopea will open almost any image file, saves files in PSD format, and exports files in PNG, JPG, SVG, GIF, PDF, EMF, WBP, BMP, PPM, TIFF, ICO, and DDS formats. It’s fast to load, doesn’t need plugins, works in your browser so you can work offline, will add fonts from your system for a project, and has a drag and drop and File > Open interface.

Photopea works in all popular browsers including mobile, and works online or offline (if you close the browser window, any project that’s open will close). Some Photopea features aren’t supported in Safari or IE10. If you run into an issue using Photopea, try Firefox, Chrome, or a Chrome based browser like Opera or Vivaldi.

Photopea is supported by ads, with paid subscriptions that remove ads and support the developer. The developer is very responsive and active on the site blog, Reddit, Facebook, and GitHub.

Photopea, like Photoshop, is not exactly beginner friendly, though if you want to learn how to use it, the website has step by step lessons in the Learn section.

If you want to give Photopea a shot, head on over to the site.

Photopea Advanced Image Editor


If you like Photopea and use Google Chrome, you can add it as an app. Go to the Photopea site using Chrome, click the menu (three dots) and select “Install Photopea”. Chrome will ask you if you want to install the app. Choose “Install” and Photopea will be added as an app (accessible via the Apps icon on the toolbar).

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