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Totally free, with every kind of plug - in imaginable. It works with xp and vista. U want version 2.6.4(the latest). Installs as a regular program in your "all programs folder". If by chance this is a zip file, use 7zip, another free program to unzip it or any of the 100s of plug - ins, get it here at http://www.7-zip.org/.
All this neat stuff is open source(i.e.you can add code to it(I can't, but, maybe you can) at anytime. The nice thing is that I have put my puter at risk to test these two things out. They work and my computer still works. Imagine that!
Tutorials built in or on the grid everywhere.
I am not affiliated with any of the code writers for this program in anyway shape or form. Just trying to show you how to save some money,so, you can help pay off Obama's purchase of America. LOL
Seriously this photo manipulation program is tits. You can make some cool Sigs etc. Go 4 it.