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Review: Customize and alter your photos with PC Image Editor

You don’t need to be a highly skilled Photoshop designer to make your photos sparkle. PC Image Editor is an easy-to-use program that tweaks your images.

Review: Protect your photos from thieves by watermarking them with My Watermark

Protect your photos online by adding a visual watermark with My Watermark.

Tablet apps for photo pros

What do pro photographers use on their tablets? Find out which apps help them take better shots.

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Review: CopyTrans Photo offers pricey iPhone photo management

For the price, CopyTrans Photos should make it a lot easier to import new photos from your phone to your computer.

Review: Wipe EXIF metadata from your images using ExifCleaner

Digital photos these days come bundled with a whole host of personally identifying information called EXIF metadata. ExifCleaner can strip this out for you in a flash.

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Must-have apps for photography nuts

Tablets can be a valuable complement to your camera, or a capture tool on its own.

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Review: Asoftech Photo Recovery works fine, but so do its free competitors

Asoftech Photo Recovery recovers most of the deleted or corrupt multimedia files on your memory cards, but it's a hard sell with competent freebies around.

Review: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery 5 works fine, but so does a free competitor

Stellar Photo Recovery will recover most of the deleted or corrupt multimedia files on your memory cards, but when there's a free equally competent program like PhotoRec, it's a hard sell.

Say Cheese: Four Slideshow Tools, From Simple to Sophisticated

Whether you're trying to create a fun, casual compilation of your favorite photos, or a slick, sophisticated slideshow, we have the tools for you. Each one offers a free option, but you definitely get more when you pay.

Review: PhotoPeach makes online slideshows a breeze for Picasa users

This easy-to-use, Web-based slideshow tool lets you share your photos and helps you discover those shared by others. Unfortunately, its lack of functional support for any photo service but Picasa limits its usefulness.

Review: PhotoSnack lets you build photo slideshows on the Web

Web-based app PhotoSnack lets you create and share slick slideshows, but brands them all with a watermark unless you pay.

Review: Smilebox is an easy, fun way to build slideshows

Smilebox is as fun and friendly as the name suggests. The free version of this slideshow creator is very limited, though; if you want to do much with it, you'll need to spring for the $40/year subscription.

Review: Sparkbooth Turns a PC Into a Photo booth

Sparkbooth turns your laptop and Webcam into your own personal photo booth, but it's expensive.