Adobe Photoshop is the most widely-used photo editing software. It’s expensive and has a steep learning curve. If you want to find something that’s cheaper or easier to use to edit your photos, here are some programs to consider.
Gimp is free open source software for editing photos.
Photoshop Elements Mac version and Photoshop Elements Windows version are sort of like Photoshop light. Elements has most of the tools photographers need, is easier to use than Photoshop and is considerably less expensive than Photoshop.
Picassa is a free web-based program for editing and sorting your photos.
While not nearly as powerful as Photoshop, point-and-shoot owners who use Macs can probably get by with the free copy of iPhoto installed on every Mac.
Another Mac-only program that offers great photo editing is Pixelmator. At $59, it’s cheaper and easier to use than Photoshop.
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