GIMP is a Web 2.0 tool with numerous similar characteristics as Adobe Photoshop. The most significant difference between these two programs is the cost. GIMP is free or much less expensive. This program can also be useful in the classroom. It could be used in classes structured around photo editing and business. People in business classes could use this program to design a logo or to create a business card. Another reason this program is useful is because GIMP has 'layers' when simple programs like Paint do not. Having layers make it easier for the user to organized the changes to the photos and enable you to keep the original image safe if you decided you don't like the changes you made. GIMP can also be used to make animations in a .gif format, similar to Adobe Photoshop/ImageReady.