As good as Adobe Photoshop is, not everyone can afford to own a licensed version. Most of the Photoshop version out there in use are just pirated copies. But is it really that necessary?
Unless you are running a million dollar enterprise or a graphics developer team I really don’t see any good reason for having a Photoshop, especially when there are lot’s of work around to any problem.
Here I will be discussing some alternative approaches and softwares that can help you out from any Photoshop need with using Photoshop.
Only problem GIMP has so far is it’s inability to deal with high resolution. It’s rather difficult to explain in words but I can give you an example of the problem. Say when you Open and image as a layer in your canvas and resize it, GIMP usually blurs the detail out of image thus rendering them next to useless. The work around to this is to resize the image outside GIMP say in Ms Paint and use the resized version.
Inkscape is also a really popular vector graphics editor. Only problem is, it’s a vector graphics editor. So unless you are going to vector graphics in this you will find it really difficult to work with.