Windows/Linux: Look ahead to what's being baked into open-source image editor GIMP's 2.7 with an early beta release.
The developers tell you right in the installation process that it's "unstable," and even make you promise with a checkbox not to bug them if things go wrong. Still, if you're eager to see smoother, intuitive text editing, a streamlined saving and exporting process (no more warnings about "flattened" JPEGs!), and other improvements and small features, you can grab a Windows installer from FileHippo or grab source code for Linux building at GIMP's FTP servers. [via Download Squad]