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An amazing free alternative to Photoshop

An amazing free alternative to Photoshop
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Do you love to take photographs? If you're really passionate about photography, you probably love editing photos as much as you love taking them.

In editing, you can bring out the amazing colors of your pictures, crop images, or adjust the light balance. But, finding a reasonably priced, good photo editor can be just as tricky as taking a great shot.

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If you want a professional-grade photo editor, most photographers and graphic designers use Adobe Photoshop. It's been the go-to photo editing program since 1990. (Click here to see 25 years of Photoshop history.)

Unfortunately, Photoshop is pricey. It costs anywhere from $10 to $50 a month, depending on which apps you want to use.

Fortunately, there is a free alternative to Photoshop. It's called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It has a lot of the same capabilities as Photoshop. There are filters, brush tools, gradients, smudging, cropping and erasing tools. You can add colors with a pencil, a paintbrush, or fill in whole areas of your image.

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