I usually avoid working with a graphic editor such as Photoshop. Many edits that deemed impossible years ago can be easily done but a few lines of CSS or jQuery. Say opacity for example, we not only can change the opacity of image but also can ease out the transformation from opacity:0 to opacity:1. Tasks like positioning an image – horizontally and vertically -, rotating to the desired angle up the smallest unit, cropping on the fly – and not through server side script but through humble CSS – are now piece of cake.
Some of the editing abilities of CSS are mind blowing for example clip-path that allows polygon cropping. I recently created a revers crop over an image and animate it to see how far it can go and it went far more than I expected :).
Now the nagging question that always bothers website developers, WHICH ONE? The first name that comes into mind is Photoshop of course. I personally tend to choose free software and for two good reasons, one it is free and second, free programs usually have a huge crowd of users whom you can turn to in time of
The first candidate for free image editing software is GIMP. At first, I wasn’t so sure about it but after watching a few tutorial movies it started growing on me. I guess I am going with it.Sneaking a peek into GIMP