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Artweaver Free lets you open and edit PSD files for free. Including .psd, you can open and edit various other image formats, like: .awd, .vst, .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .ora, .pcx, etc. The layers are preserved when you open a PSD and you can edit, delete, duplicate, hide, and merge these layers.
The tool bar is available on the left side of the UI and has the following photo editing tools: Brush, Move, Shape, Magic wand, Lasso, Crop, Text, Gradient, Eraser, Stamp, Paint, Bucket, Zoom, etc. Options like: Brush property, Colors, Color set, Layers, and History are available on the right side of the interface. Save your PSD file in .psd format, or any other format this PSD editor supports: .awd, .vst, .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .ora, .pcx, .pdf, etc.
There are two versions of Artweaver, one is free to use while another one is a premium version. The free version of this PSD editor comes with limited functionality and only can be used for non-commercial and academic purposes. Home Page Download Page
FireAlpaca is a free photo editing and paint tool which can be used as a PSD editor. Open and view the layers of a PSD file at the right bottom corner of the screen. Find a variety of image editing tools to modify your work, such as: Select, Pan, Eraser, Rectangle, Flood fill, Bezier curve, Text, Color picker, etc.
Other important tools and options available are:
- View: Rotate left, Rotate right, Flip, Zoom, Onion skin mode, Autoplay (plays all steps from start to end), etc.
- Layer: Add layer, Add folder, Duplicate, Delete, Merge-all, etc.
- Snap: Off, Parallel, Cross, Circle, and Curve.
- Filter: Mosaic, Cloud, Sand, etc.
- Other tools: Inverse, Transform, Lock layers, Show grid, Pixel, etc.
Edit your photos and save them in various formats, like: .psd, .bmp, .png, .jpg, .mdp, .gif, .tiff, etc. Home Page Download Page
PaintStar is a free photo editor to edit PSD files with different photo editing tools. It can open a PSD file, but cannot retain the layers, however you can carry on editing with adding new layers and effects. The editing tools available in the toolbar are: Rectangle, Elliptical, Hand draw, Bezier curve, Selection, Move, Crop, Filp, Color picker, Flip, Text, Paint brush, Air brush, etc. A special tool to morph objects is also available under Tools>Morph Maker. The Filter menu consists of the following filters: Color, Blur, Sharpen, Morphology, Distort, Light effect (nova, lighting, bump map), etc.
Save your images in these formats: .bmp, .jpeg, .gif, .pcx, .psd, .emf, .tiff, etc. Home Page Download Page
Pixia is a free and simple picture editor for Windows. With this PSD editor, you can open and save .psd files, but you can not preserve layers while opening or saving a PSD. Layers option is available only for editing purpose.
The toolbar at the top of the UI has following tools: Free-hand, Select, Box, Line, Circle, Polygon , Bezier, Fill, Zoom, etc. The Color, Layers, and Brush tools are available on the right side of UI. The supported formats are: .psd, .bmp, .ico, .gif, .tiff, .png, .jpg, .tga, etc. Home Page Download Page
PhoXo is an open source photo editing software and also works as a PSD editor. It does not retains layers of a PSD; however, it supports layered editing. This means you can add new layers, delete layers, and merge layers to add new editing effects. Following options are available in the toolbar: Select, Move, Free wand, Zoom, Text, Color picker, Eraser, Clone, Red eye removal, Shape , Gradient fill, Transform, Fade, etc.
You can also apply the following effects: Brightness, Hue, Color tone, Black and white, Color, Size, Auto-trim, Flip, Rotate, Distort, Filter, etc. A special tool lets you create ASCII painting which you can open in a text editor. Add frames and clipart to your photo if you like. This PSD editor supports formats like: .psd, .tiff, .png, .jpg, .tga, .ico, .oXo, etc. Home Page Download Page
Gimphoto is a lightweight and free PSD editor for Windows. It has editing tools that most photo editors have. The list of tool includes: Selection tool, Rectangle shape, Free-hand drawing, Color picker, Zoom, Measure, Text, Flip, Blend, Pencil, Paintbrush, and many more.
The layers window lets you add, delete, merge, and position layers. Add following filter effects: Render, Animation, Blur, Sharpen, Noise, Distort, Light, Shadow, etc. Edit a PSD and save it as PSD, else you can save the edited file in these formats: .tga, .cel, .ico, .jpg, .pdf, .gif, .ppm, .png, .ps, .bmp, .tiff, .xwd, etc. Home Page Download Page
HeliosPaint lets you open and edit PSD files without layers. It is a perfect photo editing software to perform basic editing. You can add text, add shapes, draw using pencil tool, free-hand tool, paintbrush, and spray. Use lasso or wand to select an area to apply effects. This PSD editor freeware can also be used to batch resize images.
Supported image files: .psd, .bmp, .jpg, .pct, .pcx, .ppm, .tga, .ras, .tiff, .wbmp, etc. Home Page Download Page
PixBuilder is another simple PSD editor freeware which can carry out basic as well as professional photo editing. It doesn't open the layers of PSD files, but lets you edit PSD using various editing tools. Add text, rectangle, circle, and other shapes to your image.
Toolbar on the left panel has the following photo editing tools: Lasso, Rectangle marque, Move, Magic wand, Polygon, Pencil, Brush, Eraser, Line, Fill color, Gradient, Crop, Measure tool, Eye dropper, etc. It can not retain layers, but lets you add new layers, delete layers, duplicate layer, etc. You can also make the following modifications: Brightness, Clolor balance, Curve, Saturation, Grayscale, Invert, Quick blur, Gaussion blur, Sharpness, Contrast, etc. Here are some of the supported formats: .psd, .bmp, .jpg, .tga, .psb, .tiff, .ico, .png, etc. Home Page Download Page
IrfanView lets you view and edit PSD files. It is primarily a photo viewer, but has various simple photo editing tools as well. Open PSD or any other image file to add basic effects like: Text, Watermark, Flip, Rotate, Resize, Change Canvas size, Decrease color depth, Channels, Histogram, Auto adjust color, Sharpen, Color correction, Red eye removal, etc. You can also create slideshow and batch process images with this freeware.
Supported formats are: .psd, .bmp, .jpg, .jp2, .tga, .psb, .tiff, .avi, .cam, .ico, .jp2, .sgi, .sff, etc. Home Page Download Page
Chasys Draw IES
Chasys Draw IES is a free photo editing software to edit PSD free. It preserves and lets you edit layers of PSD that you open without any issue. In fact you can add new layers, delete layers, merge layers, and click on an object to select the layer it is on. Go to the toolbar to use tools, like: Pencil, Line, Curve, Brushes, Spray gun, Color picker, Flood fill, Text, Crop, Magic wand, Custom shape, Block tool, etc.
The best part of this PSD editor is that it supports Photoshop plugins. Here are some formats that it supports: .cd5, .bmp, .ani, .cpp, .gif, .ico, .jpg, .ppm, .tga, .avi, etc. Home Page Download Page
Fotografix is a PSD editor freeware which lets you open and edit PSD file while retaining its layers. It is a basic photo editor with common photo editing tools. Use the following tools for editing: Rectangle, Circle, Magic-wand, Ruler, Select, Paintbrush, Eraser, Transform, Flood fill, Text, Droper, etc. The right panel displays Layers, Channels, and Scripts. You can change the image size, canvas size, flip image, and rotate image easily.
Supported formats: .fgx, .psd, .bmp, .jpg, .tga, .tiff, .xcf, .pcx, .raw, etc. Home Page Download Page
VirtualStudio is an easy to use simplistic PSD editor for Windows. You can easily open PSD in this editor, but can not access the layers. The editing options include basic color enhancements, exposure enhancement, rotate, flip, resize, filters, textures, etc. Other tools to add objects, draw, brush, and text are not available. Another good feature of this image editor is that you can select a geometrical area like rectangle, oval, circle, or polygon and apply effects just to that selected area.
Supported formats of this PSD editor are: .psd, .tiff, .png, .jpg, .tga, .jp2, .ico, .emf, .avi, .mpg, etc. Home Page Download Page