If you're one of those people who resents paying Adobe a monthly fee for the pleasure of using Photoshop, then this may be of interest.
One of the most highly regarded Photoshop alternatives is now available on Windows. Affinity Phototoday launched its free public beta for Windows users, allowing anyone to download the popular pro photo editing software.
Affinity Photo is already very popular with Mac users
here's the link if you'd like to try it out - http://petapixel.com/2016/11/10/affinity-photo-now-windows-get-free-beta/