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It takes a while to learn, but Gimp is actually a pretty decent program. Just don't expect the same degree of seamlessness as with a $1000 commercial application. And if you want to edit high resolution images, check out this site:
The Gimp is a good as Photoshop. In fact, any paint program that support layers does the job fine. I am used to use Photoshop to make textures to my games(hobby). I've had no problems with Gimp, since I made my Winslow - Linux transition and I'm pretty happy with it .
it allows u to run windows within linux and i use it mainly for adobe photoshop and illustrator, both which work amazingly well within vmware (it is around 400 bucks though, so if u have photoshop then i'm sure you're willing to dish out the cash for vmware, it works extremely well)
but the only problem is that u need to have a windows installer cd and xp is not a good choice if you've already used it and activated your product: go with something like windows 98; it's small, efficient, and gets the job done
I see That sounds cool. Sorry for my ignorance. I've just thought it was a wine like paid emulator (I know, wine is NOT an emulator, but does exactly the same... potato, potata...lol) Thanks for the tip contrasutra