IMAGE EDITING SOFTWARE RECOMMENDATIONS
Your photos will look their best if you optimize them with some good image editing software.
Photoshop Elements 3
Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2
For editing your photos, it is hard to beat Elements and Photoshop, both from Adobe.
Photosohop Elements is one of the best of the mid-priced (about $100) image editing software programs. It is the "lite" version of Photoshop I use it regularly. Of the four versions, I recommend version 3. Elements will give the you basic features and tools of Photoshop. If you buy a $17 book, you can add more of the features of Photoshop. If you have version 1 or 2 it is well worth the upgrade to get version 3. I am not yet ready to recommend version 4.
Adobe Photoshop is the most popular software among professionals. It is arguably the best software available. It can do amazing things. When I need the more advanced features that Elements doesn't have, I use Photoshop. The only kicker? The price tag. There is a discount available at the present time from the links on my photo website and below.
Read more about Elements and Photoshop here
Photoshop Elements 3, Windows (left), Mac (right)
Photoshop CS2 upgrade, Windows (left), Mac (right)
Photoshop CS2 full version, Windows (left), Mac (right)