Best alternative to Adobe as I don't like monthly payments

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Best alternative to Adobe as I don't like monthly payments
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I don't like paying monthly

I've done some google research and heard GIMP is decent but is it really...?

I also really like the NIK collection, mostly Color Effex Pro 4 and SILVER EFFEX PRO 2.  So if they include those I would just go straight for whichever has it,,,,

DXO Photolab 4 looks decent

Luminar is well respected

Capture one Pro is recommended but is it anywhere near as slow and un0intuituve as the free express version (I have this for Fuji files and find it 'quirky' to put it nicely)

Affinity seems decent and is affordable too....

Any I've missed let me know

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Affinity
26.4% 24  votes
DXO Photolab 4
19.8% 18  votes
Luminar
2.2% 2  votes
Capture One Pro
13.2% 12  votes
GIMP
13.2% 12  votes
ACDSEE
4.4% 4  votes
Any other please mention
20.9% 19  votes
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