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Free and Easy Basic Image Editing With Windows Live Photo Gallery

Microsoft's free photo editor offers very good organization tools, but only basic image editing.

Perfect Presets: A Perfect Free Companion to Photoshop Lightroom

These presets help you speed through and master Adobe Lightroom's Develop module.

DIY Photo Cards, Calendars, and Books With Picaboo X

This slick-looking free software lets you easily create photo books, calendars, and greeting cards.

Serif PhotoPlus X4: Enthusiast Editing Software Gets More Powerful

Serif PhotoPlus X4 offers significant improvements in non-destructive editing and 16-bit support, but it still needs better control over RAW conversion for its photo enthusiast market.

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Adobe Updates Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements Bundle

Individual apps and the whole bundle get a refresh with new features, but both suffer from inelegant integration with Adobe's included organizer app.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Adds Useful New Enhancements

The new version has an excellent array of features and creative tools, but Adobe needs to combine the editing with the organizing.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Improves Workflow and Editing Tools

This compelling upgrade handles noise better, offers more-advanced RAW processing, and supports a smoother workflow.

Photoshop.com Mobile

If you value the free 2GB of storage more than anything else, you may be satisfied with this app--but the Photoshop brand implies editing features that this program does not even begin to approach.

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Qik Video

Qik Video is a good way to live-stream video when you have a good data connection, but it has some annoying configuration and sharing bugs.

K-9 Mail

K-9 Mail

Photoshop CS5 Beta: Lots of Refinements to Solid Program

Photoshop CS5 adds enhancements for smoother workflow and greater creativity.

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Schwup: Easy Private Sharing of Digital Photos

When the party's over, everyone always says they'll trade their photos--but no one ever does. Shwup makes it so easy that everyone just might.

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Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3: Powerful, but Additions Disappoint

For photo editing, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 has some great tools and versatility. The package is poorly integrated, however, and the new front and back ends leave a lot to be desired.

ACDSee Pro 3.0: Capable but Slightly Inefficient Image Management

ACDSee Pro continues to be an important program in a key area of photography that users often overlook, but version 3.0 is uneven in concept and execution.