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Free Alternatives to Photoshop With All the Bells, Whistles, FilLet's face it: If cropping was all you needed to do, you'd just use MS Paint. Photoshop, Adobe's industry standard for image editing, costs a whopping, unforgivable $600; and because there's no affordable and equivalent option for non-pro users, we're willing to wager Photoshop places high in the rankings for the most illegally cracked warez of them all. But when you need tools such as layers, filters, and other effects, 101-level apps such as Picnik and Picasa just don't cut it. So we've rounded up and road-tested seven free resources that pack the punch of Photoshop's bells and whistles without the price. You just might find your dream freebie below. First, here's the test photo we used on all the image editing resources listed here: 1. The toolbar allows for certain types of painting and selection, but basically, users are limited to making whole-image adjustments. Has: Levels, lots of color correction and highlight/shadow options, clone stamp If Photoshop Is a Ten: Photofiltre is a 5.