Thinking of ditching Adobe? These are the best alternatives according to creatives

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By now you've likely heard the recent news about Adobe's latest policy allowing the company to "access your content" through "manual and automated methods". Despite Adobe's claims that the controversial update was purely in the name of transparency, that wasn't enough for some users, who voiced concerns over invasive AI training or potential NDA and WFH contract breeches. Now Adobe's AI backlash has led to an online movement, calling for creatives to migrate from all Adobe programmes.

When your workflow is integrated into Adobe software it can be tricky to know where to start when looking for reliable alternatives. Thankfully, users on X have banded together to share their favourite software alternatives for Adobe's top programs, so if you're thinking of making the transition, here's a rundown of the favourites among creatives. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.