Tech-Friendly: A free alternative to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Systems Inc. recently announced changes ( to how it licenses its print and web design programs. Most of Adobe’s professional products will only be available through a monthly licensing program, with the programs verifying your license against Adobe’s registration servers on a monthly basis.

These licensing changes don’t sit well with many corporate clients, as the changes will cost legal purchasers of the programs more money over time. The software pirates who steal programs are equally upset because it will be hard to obtain illegal copies of Photoshop, one of the most pirated professional-level programs.