This is my go-to for image editing if I don't have Photoshop on a system. To be honest, as a free image editor, I prefer it to GIMP unless I need some of the more advanced features. It starts up quicker, covers the bases for my fairly basic image editing needs, and looks nicer than GIMP.
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