There is another free photo editing software package out there that gives Photoshop and others a run for thier money and it doesn’t cost a thing. It’s called GIMP. GIMP has a very large selection of tools and plugins you can use which makes it very versatile.
The features of GIMP go beyond what a simple article like this can go into. It has a massive amount of tools and functions for you to use and is fairly easy to get around in. There are some difference that do take a while to get used to but after the learning curve is over, you’ll be editing photos like a pro and like you were using a software package that costs hundreds of dollars, but you got it for FREE!.
Since GIMP has been around for a really long time, it seems to be more stable than many of the full commecial applications that I use. It is pretty fast loading and photos load up quickly also. A lot of the tools work the same way as most other photo editing software packages do so that’s a plus there.
GIMP is rated 5 starts by CNET.
You can download GIMP for free from CNET here. GIMP Photo Editing Software