Since this forum doesn't see much activity but might be a place a searcher would look, I thought I'd put in a cross reference to a little of what went on in the thread starting at <post:=669,830>post 669,830</post:> in the Software forum. I guess I started it by grousing a bit about how Paint Shop Pro has lost a little of its lustre in my eyes with its recent versions. Anyway, Lounger <!profile=Peterg>Peterg<!/profile> pointed to a nice article about GIMP and PAINT.NET here: The GIMP vs. Paint.NET: battle of the free photo programs.

Just in case you don't want to check the thread, here are the links to the two <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>bies:

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing