FREE!! Yes, we all like free things. So here are some alternatives to photoshop or lightroom that are free online! They are not to the level of photoshop, but are decent alternatives.
This one was impressive! photo editing online in your browser! Open from computer and save to computer!!!!! http://pixlr.com/editor/
http://www.splashup.com/ online editor, with layers
http://picasa.google.com/ google’s alternative
http://www.darktable.org mac or pc, need 64 bit operating system, lightroom alternative
windows base, and downloads: