I downloaded a free version of GIMP the photo editing program to my laptop yesterday. I wasn't planning to do this but I had to restore my computer to factory settings due to technical issues. I didn't have my Photoshop Elements disk with me so I decided to download GIMP from the web. Last time I looked at this program was 8 years ago when it was no more than a very bad copy of photoshop, but the program has improved significantly since then. I can do practically everything I can do in PSE and almost everything I can do in Photoshop. The editing tools are not as smooth as in PS or PSE but good enough. I'm really impressed, plus there is a Manual that come with it all for free ! Next time Adobe asks me to upgrade I might justr keep the money and go on a cruise !