I am no photo editing expert, but I have been having fun with image editing recently. Becuase I am apparently slow and the photoshop learning curve is severe, I have not been able to make that jump yet. I want to use PhotoShop becuase that is what the experts use, but it is just so darned hard to figure out.
So, I am left with PhotoImpact. I have used PhotoImpact for probably 15 years. I love it. Many people will argue it has the same functionality, but it is easier to use, and comparitively, incredibly affordable. I don't believe all of the hype, but I am finding that for a 5th of the price, PhotoImpact is doing well for me.
So, here are some samples for you to feast your eyes on...