In this second installation of a four part series, Vicki continues exploring the power of GIMP covering color palettes, b&w image techniques, curves, exposure levels and selections. If you're looking for a great open source (free) alternative to Photoshop, GIMP is a great choice!
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.