You just can't beat free
There's no question that Adobe Photoshop is excellent image editing software. But for those of us that can't afford up to seven hundred dollars or more to buy it, we now have the same image manipulation power at our fingertips as the high-priced, closed-source programs. In fact, with the release of 2.8, Gimpshop has become preferred software for photo & image editing among more professionals than ever. Layers, channels, masks, filters, levels, advanced pattern matching—the remarkable feature list of Gimp is equal to Photoshop in every way except one: the price. Restore, touch up and manipulate photos, create complex animations, or just use Gimpshop as a simple paint program. The only limit is your imagination.