Stephen Sienczyk passed along the news that Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO is being given away as a free download for the next 11 hours or so. Normally $70. It's a PC-only image editor, and I know absolutely nothing about it; so this isn't a recommendation, just information; hereby passed along in case anyone might be interested. Suit yourself.
(Thanks to Stephen)
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A new product of interest today:
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adamct: "I undertook a personal project of looking at about 30 different low-cost image editing programs a while ago. The clear winner was Photoline, which is an unbelievably powerful product and a truly viable Photoshop alternative. Importantly, you can run Photoshop plugins on 16-bit images with full color management. It is the only product I could find that had that functionality. Unfortunately, like Photoshop, it's not the easiest product to use.
"If my memory serves me well (I don't have my notes here), Zoner Photo Studio scored quite well. Whatever version I looked at was undoubtedly several versions ago, but I seem to remember thinking it was a very capable product with a good user interface. Since it is free, it is worth checking out. But if you can put together the €59 ($76) that Photoline costs, I can't recommend it highly enough. Don't let the absolutely abominable website put you off."