A member of Apple's Tech Support Team recommended GIMP to me after I realized that my new Mac (OS 10.8.4) came with no useful software preloaded. Although GIMP seems like a great alternative to Adobe's notable photo manipulation app (the cost of which now is w-a-y above my budget), unfortunately, without a user's manual, all I've been able to do with it so far, is explore some of its features. . . In downloading what looked like the correct version for my Mac, I must have overlooked the manual, so am hoping someone in this forum can guide me thru the steps. Probably also should add that although I cut my computer teeth on an original Mac Classic, I know next-to-nothing (correction: ABSOLUTELY nothing) about terminals, scripting, etc. . . .Thanks in advance to any knights in white armor willing to come to the aid of this aging but still mentally agile grandmother.