linux for blondes

gimp

http://www.gimp.org/

start up command:: gimp

I've never bothered using any other graphics programs as gimp is so good. It took me a little while to tear myself away from the seletion based methods I had used in windows programs but once I did I found how amasingly powerful the gimp can be. When you first use the selection tool it seems backwards from things like paint and paintshoppro but there are some excellent online tutorials and you soon get the hang of it.