Magix (publisher of Xara software, among others) is offering Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 5 for free. It's not the latest version (currently v.7) but still a good deal.

Download the software here. When you register within 7 days, you'll get your free activation code.

The installation does add several other Magix programs that you can go to your Control Panel in Windows->Add Remove Programs and delete them if you don't want them. And beware of the opt out for the Ask toolbar.
And make sure you reboot after you entered your activation key, or Xara will tell you the key doesn't work.

Offer lasts until november 24th.


(not affiliated with either Xara or Magix, but a longtime Xara user)