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In 1996 or 97, I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop for the first time and it was life changing. Since that time, I've had a copy of some version of Photoshop on nearly every work or personal computer I've possessed. 

Until 2017, that is, when I left my previous job for the one I'm in now. Of course I own a computer. I just don't have a copy of Photoshop as I haven't had a justifiable need for it. 

And I miss it immensely. You might have noticed that a lot of the graphical work I've done here has been pretty haphazard of late because of my lack of this fantabulous piece of software. I have tried to make it work with other alternatives like Preview and the Photoshop iOS app and Photoshop LE, but you can tell the stuff I've done has not been the result of using a full version of Photoshop.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I was griping about it to a coworker (who does have Photoshop and all the Adobe suite, for that matter) and he sent me a link to Photopea.

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I finally got around to trying it a few days ago and... WOW... it's pretty nice to use. In many ways, it's set up just like and has much of the same functionality as Photoshop (at least insofar as the functionality I use). And it's all web-based. Nothing to download to your computer. It's also very intuitive to figure out unlike some of the other image editing alternatives I've explored thus far. 

Have you used Photopea? How do you think it compares to Photoshop? What are the positives and negatives as you see them? 

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