What to use; what to buy? Those seem to be the circular questions I've toyed with over the past year or so. And so by default, I use Picasa, a free downloadable program. Great for me but I am ready to graduate. Girasoli's posting of a similar question got me to this conversation again.
Now, you can ask me any question you want about MSWorks - give me data and I'll give you a database - no problem I can have-at-it/construct - but I have this mental block with photo editing programs. Why? Not sure - could be that I once took a photog class where I was way out of my league with pros and a wonderfully gifted, student friendly pro teaching and he fielded questions about PhotoShop. It sounded dauntingly geekie for me a non-tech geek.
So, my questions are: Anyone have experience to know the capabilities of PH Elements as opposed to the more robust PH? Is it EASY TO USE?
Are there other programs out there that offer a diversity in processes of editing? The field is overwhelming to me so your personal experience with the pros and cons are welcomed.
Guess I should tell you what my primary objectives are for using this type of software: Cropping, highlighting, etc. all the basic stuff of editing images; I would like to go further into layering as I do scrapbooking and would probably be more likely to actually finish a project if I didn't have to lay out the two huge bins of materials (a money grabbing hobby for sure - but it does bring pleasure to see memoirs in this form).
So, I'd appreciate any advice. Keep snapping....