I was reading this article on slashdot. The article is a review of a book on gimp which is an open source image editing package. The quesion is how it compares with Photoshop. Clearly, it does not compare from a price standpoint as it is opensource and thus free. I personally have never used GIMP, but am certainly interested in the story and application. The idea of an opensource Photoshop is hard to pass up; however, Photoshop is really the industry standard these darys. It is easy to find plugins and tutorials on Photoshop which there seems to be very few for GIMP. I also wonder whether GIMP supports camera RAW images.
GIMP certainly looks like it is worth a look. If it is interesting, I may considering purchasing he book for educational purposes. However, it will be difficult to convince me off of Photoshop given my experience with the application.