It would be really good if in the tools menu there was an 'open program in current folder' option. it could be a button that when you click on it you can type in, say 'gimp', and it will open gimp in the current folder.
Even better (but I'm sure more work), it could be a submenu which the user can put commonly used programs in. Then we only have to configure it once. After configuration we navigate to the folder we want, go to Tools -> Open program in current folder -> GIMP, and it will load gimp for us. Rather than having to 'open current folder in terminal' then typing 'gimp &', then closing the terminal.