All of the software reviewed here have been tried and tested by myself.

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- Some image processing software is designed for the new photographer who wants to be introduced to image processing without too many complications. Other programs are designed for the more advanced or even specialist user.

- Only you can decide into which category your needs fall.

- It will help the new-comer to image processing to know that even the "simplest" of the available software has within it the capability of carrying out quite sophisticated changes to your original image.

- To assist you in making the right selection for your purposes the software is roughly divided into two groups: Software for the beginner to image processing, and software for the experienced and more advanced user.

- These two categories are difficult to apply because some of the "simple" software also includes very advanced features, and all of the software for the advanced worker allows quite simple processing to be carried out.


- My advice would be this - become completely comfortable with the use of the simpler techniques before becoming too concerned about using the more advanced techniques, even if this means buying another software package at a later date. (In any case, by then it is more than likely that the "advanced" software will have been revised and become even more robust.)

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