I need to send redesigned business cards to a print shop.
I've tried GIMP and Inkscape (cards presently designed with GIMP with an embedded CMYK profile; I didn't have the computer knowledge to make use of the the work-arounds for Inkscape's CMYK issue), and both have lots me gobs of time (months) and thus money by going back and forth with the printer which apparently has been tweaking the colors at their end and usually not so successfully.
I never had such problems with Photoshop files, but my super old version (7 or 8?) stopped working and I couldn't reinstall because Adobe's server stopped supporting something to do with that process. Having moved to another state recently (with all of my old longstanding, reliable customers in another state), I am broke as can be and need free if at all possible.