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I want to modify my photos so they look better but I don't know which is good and simple to use. I use a windows Vista.

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closed as too broad by mattdm, NickM, MikeW, inkista, John Cavan May 7 at 18:49

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
what's your budget? I find Photoshop does pretty much everything I could want, from the RAW conversion to image manipulation (removing unwanted elements) to strange effects. –  TZHX Dec 7 '11 at 17:55
    
i'd loved it to be free :) –  Théo Bonte Dec 7 '11 at 17:59
    
Alternatives to Photoshop: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/4707/… –  MikeW May 5 at 18:56
    
Free alternatives: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2424/… –  MikeW May 5 at 18:56

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If you want something simple and free, I think Picasa is a good tool.
If you want more power for free, The GIMP is a great tool. But it's harder to use.
If you want power and you're ready to pay, Lightroom is the best for me!

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The GIMP software is free and powerful, but you will have to invest some time to learn how to work with it b/c it is a fully capable image editor (Photoshop style).

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oh ok I'll test it –  Théo Bonte Dec 7 '11 at 18:10

Try Paint.net, it has some cool filters and it can work with layers, it's sort of an advanced Paint.

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You could clarify your question you could get more precise answers:

  • Do you work with JPEG files or with Camera RAW files
  • What's your budget
  • Does your goal is to just make your family photos better?

Paint.net will cover most of your basic needs.

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