After you use Photoshop, know that other software has the ability to perform many of the same functions: GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), Fireworks, and other vector-based programs. All of these programs can be used for almost any type of image manipulation. If you work with images often, you needn’t buy Photoshop just because it’s better than the other programs.

## Choosing an Image Editor

Image editors such as Photoshop or GIMP enable you to do many different things, such as crop images, add text, edit images, and combine images.