by Kenneth Rudich
I’ve stumbled upon a free image manipulation software package with Photoshop-like features and functionality.
It’s called GIMP and it can be downloaded here.
If you’re unable or unwilling to purchase a comparable package but want or need something infinitely more powerful than Windows Paint, GIMP is a very attractive alternative.
The Gimp site also provides tutorials for using it, and they periodically offer version updates as improvements are made.
If you give it a try, let me know what you think.