If someone were to ask me to name the application I would use if I could not have Photoshop, the first name that would come to mind is Photo-Paint. But it doesn't get much attention because it has come to be seen as a minor player in the Corel Draw Graphic Suite.
ACD Systems recently signed an agreement with Corel to bundle Photo-Paint 11 with ACD mPower Tools and ACD FotoSlate 2.0. At first I thought this meant it would be free with either of those products, but now I'm thinking it will be a new package. It will be interesting to see what the price is.
Here is the press release from ACD Systems: http://www.acdsystems.com/English/Co...e-20030326.htm