What is your favorite photo editor? in Art, Music and Photography Posted July 9 I still use an ancient paid-for version of Photoshop Elements on Windows. On Linux, I usually use Pinta, which is adequate for cropping and minor color adjustments. I've tried The Gimp, and it sucks less than it used to, but I haven't used it enough to be any good at it. Historically it suffered from the open source disease - a huge number of features in search of an architecture. So did Blender, which has slowly gotten its user interface act together.