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GIMP is completely free and open source, meaning you can use GIMP and all of its features without spending a penny. This makes it an excellent case for artists or designers who may not have the budget to spend over 700 USD on Photoshop. It is also available for free on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It's licensed under GPL with source code available here. See More
Gimp has less features than programs like Photoshop, but for a beginner, or someone not needing complicated options, Gimp is the perfect choice. It allows you to quickly do basic photo manipulation so you can easily get the product you need without having to worry about complicated features getting in the way. See More
Photoshop is used by professionals everywhere. It is taught in classes, used by artists and is even used by medical professionals. If you've seen a magazine ad featuring a model, you've probably seen the effects of Photoshop. You won't be alone when using Photoshop. The internet is full of tutorials and videos on how to use Photoshop. This fact, coupled with the trove of plugins available for Photoshop means you can use it it to make the professional looking or artistic images you need. See More
For a high-quality product, the price is high enough to match. With the new Adobe model, all Creative Suite Products are subscription based only. This means that for the complete "Creative Cloud" you are required to buy a year subscription for about 600 USD. In order to use just a single product, its a $20 monthly subscription. The cheapest option would be Photoshop Elements 12 which is a single time payment of less than 100 USD depending on where you look. See More
Photoshop is the most fully featured image editing software available today allowing you to perform highly advanced image manipulation. On top of that it offers features beyond the realm of typical image editing software tools such as support for video editing, 3d elements and 3d printing among others. See More