Hello I would like to find out now is if or if not when designing for the Merch program if we have to use the templates that are provided or can we use another design program and if so will any designs made with it be accepted by the Merch program?. Are there any graphic programs that you would not recommend that I use?for the Merch program. I have in looking at all kinds of free graphic program some of names are - Inkscape , Gimp , Gravit , Paint , Paint 3d , Vectre. I realize that on the templates gimp is recommended as a free alternative but when I went to use the measurement it says the file size would be over 250 MBS , which to me is a ridiculously large size & their limit is 25 MBS. Due to financial limitations whatever I do have finally choose must be FREE.