A good image editing program

I was looking for a good image editing program besides Photoshop, as Photoshop is fucking expensive.

Some tips might be nice too.

Gimp, Paint.net? Both free. They have plug-ins too.

Wrong place, it is GMod based help & support.

I use Photostudio. I don’t know why, but I like it. I got Photostudio 5 for free with my printer drivers and now downloaded 6. It is easy to use.
I used PhotoShop CS3 too. Now I have CS5 What I have used for only about, 10 minutes?

I use paint.net. Great program, plenty of plugins, easy to use and free.

Ok, thanks all.