You Don't Need Photoshop: Get Paint.NET | Posted at 11:21 AM
Saying you don't need Photoshop is probably false if you really want powerful photo editing abilities but for those that just need a powerful image editor and don't want to pay $400, then Paint.NET is for you.
The best part is that is totally free and is constantly being updated. Above you can see the latest beta version and it is awesome.
There are layers, history, and filters along with common tools like magic wand, pencil, brush, shapes, freeform shapes, and more. It has everything you need for creating images and more. It also works great with tablet PCs.
I've installed it on every computer I own and always recommend it to my friends. It's easier to use than Photoshop is and is friendly to newbies.
So what are you waiting for, get Paint.NET!