For the complete novice the easiest software to follow is:
PC Users: Adobe Elements 15 or Serif Photo Plus X9
Mac Users: Adobe Elements 15
For the novice looking for soware that includes easily selectable Presets:
PC Users: Topaz Adjust 5
Mac Users: Topaz Adjust 5
For the beginner or less experienced who wants software to carry them well into the future because it includes advanced tools:
PC Users: Serif Affinity
Mac User: Serif Affinity
For the more advanced and experienced prepared to live with the "rental" form of payment:
PC Users: Photoshop CC
Mac Users: Photoshop CC
For the advanced and experienced who wants to acquire fully featured software with a one-off payment:
PC Users: Serif Affinity Photo
Mac Users: Serif Affinity Photo
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