The GIMP, the brilliant open source graphics package, 43rd most useful elearning tool on Jane's list, has hit 2.4.
It's a good upgrade too. Improvements to the appearance are only the most superficial (but it is a lot prettier). The selection tools, arguably the most frequently used, have been radically improved with drag handles making getting exactly what you're after much easier. The context menus for many of the tools have been improved meaning that greater options are on hand.
If you, like me, are a non-graphics kinda person who can't justify the expense of PhotoShop, but who nonetheless needs to occasionally tweak images with a little more precision than Office Image Manager or MS Paint allow, GIMP will help you.
Download it here.
(Darn it, I can't begin to convey how excited this made me!)