I am a photoshop user who is looking for a free alternative. Gimp is usually the answer. When looking for downloads I stumbled upon 'gimpshop', a gimp distro that is layout for the convenience of photoshoppers.
But is it equally good as Gimp?
Most branches of the GIMP are typically several versions behind the main release. But, yes, it's the same 'core' application under the hood.
GIMPshop is based on GIMP 2.2. GIMP is currently at 2.7.x. It's over than 5 years behind.