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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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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

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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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