Whoever said that there where free alternatives to Photoshop cant be serious! I have some work I have to do this weekend and I’m stuck on my laptop without Photoshop, so I’m going around using Gimpshop and Paint.Net and it’s driving me crazy. If you want to do simple stuff, you can manage with these tools, but if your purpose is more advanced stuff, you’re busted!
I like supporting open source software, but there’s still a long road for these tools before they can reach Photoshop’s shoulders.