Originally Posted by RHamm1320
I'm a little late seeing this thread, but wanted to post what I use.
They have very powerful free versions and $9.99 upgrades to get even more tools. PhotoPlus is my favorite photo editing software.
I would have to say both Gimp and thanks to RHammand my experiance with Serif products pertaining to web use, they have a whole seperate area for web applications that their programs though not fully "free" but less than 10 bucks are great values if you want all the add ons. Most of my web stuff has alot of Serif stuff involved. A thumbs up for that link RHamm !!