If you cannot afford Photoshop, paint Shop Pro,etc... try one of these free image editing programs. They are both really powerful image editors and allow you to work in layers. (Suppports RAW format) (Does Not Support RAW format)

Adobe has released an online version of photoshop at

But, beware of the terms of use as talked about on John Nack's blog:

8. Use of Your Content. Adobe does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, with respect to Your Content that you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you grant Adobe a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other Materials or works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

This afternoon I got the following note from the Photoshop Express team:

We've heard your concerns about the terms of service for Photoshop Express beta. We reviewed the terms in context of your comments - and we agree that it currently implies things we would never do with the content. Therefore, our legal team is making it a priority to post revised terms that are more appropriate for Photoshop Express users. We will alert you once we have posted new terms. Thank you for your feedback on Photoshop Express beta and we appreciate your input.
Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I use The Gimp. And I'm happy with it. I am familiar with photoshop, but have never felt the need for the additional features.

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