Easiest to use and cheap photo editing software?

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  1. Richard47

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    Hi,
    I'm new to digital cameras, and not into technical things much...
    What's the easiest to use, basic, and cheap PC photo editing program?
    All I want to do is probably crop, brighten etc... nothing that would require Photoshop!
    Any suggestions?
    Many thanks,
    Richard
     
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    Easy answer Picasa2 that's totally free from the Google guys
     
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    To be honest if that's the case all cameras will come with its own software which will most likely do anything basic you'd want to with out buying anything. If you want to get something a little more powerful maybe some thing like Photoshop Elements would do you well but the basics you mention "crop, brighten etc... " what the camera manufactures supply you with will do those at the least! :)
     
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    Ditto to Picasa2 especially as its free.

    However although well featured , Adobe Photoshop Elements is easy to use and you can grow with it. The too-simple software can get redundant very quickly as you outgrow them.

    Very few digital Pics will not benefit from a little tidying up and your "not being into technical things" need not stop you from doing more than crop.. brighten.

    Version 4 is recently out but version 3 is great ( I have both3/4 and Photoshop itself) and is by now probably available for next to nothing
     
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    many thanks for the advice, guys!
    R
     
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