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Michael O.

I currently work in academia which has limited funds. 

For image creation and editing, I use Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer on my iPad. I bought them each for $15 when they were on sale (regularly cost $20). The Mac and Winows versions are $50 which is a fraction of the cost of Adobe and no subscription. They work with Adobe file formats. 

I recently started using DaVincie Resolve and ShotCut for video editing which are both free and available for both Mac and Windows.  

There are lots of great tutorials for all of those applications on YouTube and Lynda.com.  Your local library may be subscribing to Lynda.com; which will allow you to access lessons for free.