Whilst not free Photoshop Elements is a lot cheaper than the full Photoshop which I believe has now gone to a monthly subscription.
I forgot about Photoshop Elements, well spotted.
It is a cut down version of Photoshop, as in it has elements
of Photoshop, and well able, and up to most of, if not all, the tutorials I will do here, over a bit of time, as long as people keep reminding me to do them.
I still use Windows 7 and Photoshop CC 2015 for all high-end editing and photography.
I also use Windows 7 for all internet and online living, as I am also a coder/programmer, so administer my own systems from ever being attacked. Never needed or used a third-party antivirus software program, or internet security software programs to do this for me. We do not use these kinds of programs at universities or colleges, as we are the ones who show and teach others how to make those sorts of programs to make a living and money for themselves, while also showing them how to stop pesky online threats and viruses from getting near your networks.
I do not even turn on or ever use windows 10, and I have Photoshop CC 2020 on it.
I am not into the world's government agencies spying on everything I say and do online.
Russia even banned the use of windows 10 in the government.
If I was not retired through disabilities and brain-damage, then, yes, I would be using windows 10 and all the latest programs, but now, I do not have to, as the advancements were NOT for the masses, but for governments to be able to access the worlds doings online and in their own homes as long as an internet connection is used.