I am all for freewares since its the bad times and we should try to cut down on things that matters lower priority to us.
If you are a blogger and developer like me, you will appreciate well design open-source replacements like Inkscape. granted, many of these softwares do not reach the full capability of what Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw allows, for the normal folks like us what they offer should suffice.
Inkscape maintains a gallery at Deviant Art to show off work submitted by users, worth checking out if you'd like a quick peek at the capabilities of Inkscape. For more free image editing goodness, check out GIMP. Inkscape is open-source, with installation packages available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.
[Get Inkscape here]