Alternates to Photoshop

When it comes to photo editing – PhotoShop is the first name you think of. The be-all, the end-all – the alpha and the omega. The gold standard. After all – it’s name has become the verb that means “to alter an image digitally.” Mirriam-Webster says so. However – there is no denying that, at $699 US – for the non-educational, non-entry-level version – it can be tough to justify it. Or if you can justify it – you might still not actually have it. My s.o. swears by another program – however. My s.o. is a Unix geek and …