For several years I had been using an old version of Photoshop Elements to carry out basic editing of photos to add to this blog and my websites. When I "restored" my PC recently I made a decision NOT to reinstall it or MS Office, instead planning to use freely available alternatives. For the photo editing I opted for a freeware package called Gimp, which many will know ... but I didn't. As far as I can tell so far it does everything I could before and quite a lot more all for nothing. See http://www.gimp.org/ for more information and various downloads.