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GIMP is one of the most popular alternatives to Adobe Photoshop that fits in everyone’s budget — free. For those of us who can’t afford or don’t like Photoshop, GIMP is a nice, feature laden photo editor and image manipulation application.

The name stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Let’s see how this free image editor stacks up against Adobe Photoshop.


There is absolutely no dearth of Windows Explorer enhancement or replacement apps out there. You may not really think you need one until you actually use one and see the boost in productivity. To help you with that then, I’m going to take an in-depth look at some of the best apps in the space. They all have their ups and downs in addition to their unique feature sets, so you should be able to find something that fits your needs pretty easily. Besides, most of the apps I’m going to cover are either free or have a free or evaluation version, so there’s no excuse not to try what you like.

Let me start with start off then, with my personal favorite and the app I’ve stuck with for a good part of the last couple year – FreeCommander.