If you don’t have the money to “plop” down for Photoshop, this seems like a good program to have for photo editing/design.
If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET. It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop. And it’s free!
You Probably can’t beat it for the price. And if you are like me, you have never even tapped into the full potential of photoshop. I couldn’t make it without Photoshop or a program like Paint.NET.