I am an out of work furniture maker, having lost my business when the bottom fell out of the economy in '08. So needless to say my second favorite hobby is now pinching pennies. Before I switched from PC to Apple I used a free software from Google called Picasa. It allowed just about every aspect of photo editing that the "big boys" had in their editing with the exception of the price. Picasa is FREE. When I made the switch to Apple my new Imac came with iphoto built into the machine and it has to be the easiest thing that I have every used. Not being at all computer literate it makes editing photos and movies "idiot proof" which works just fine for me. When it comes to computers I need the "idiot Proof" stuff.