For all those that need some of the imaging editing capability of Photoshop but aren't quite in the market for shelling out the dough for the full on premium Adobe functionality you might want to consider a slightly cut down alternative that relatively powerful and integrates well into the windows environment without being too much of a hog on a reasonable spec machine. Going by the name of Paint.net it doesn't stray too far from the MS branding feel however it does offer a lot more over the standard MS paint app that comes as standard with windows. Head to the site for a quick run down of its feature and what it can possibly do for you. The main thing is that its seemingly free with no catches.