Using a free online photo image editing, I altered this photo to give the software a test run. Subtle little things, like blurring here and focusing here...vignette, sepia tone. How does photo shop compete with this? If I had to buy photo shop (my job purchased PS for me), I think I would opt for this program, as long as I was not doing print work- 4-color process or spot color on a printing press...then photo shop is the choice for sure. But for web and home printing--- this is a pretty amazing program! Check it out here.