10 great free digital photography downloads

Downloads to help you edit and manage your pictures

Photo Pos Pro

If you don't need all of the power of GIMP but you still want plenty of photo editing tools, give Photo Pos Pro a whirl.

This freeware was once a for-pay product, and like GIMP, it's quite capable - but unlike GIMP, it's also easy to use.

It sports a straightforward, simple interface that entails no learning curve. Your photo takes up most of the main screen; arrayed around it are a wide assortment of editing tools, each with its own icon.

To see what an icon does, you can hover your mouse over it to bring up a balloon tip explaining its function.

In many cases, though, you won't even need to do that, because the icons are generally self-explanatory.

Name an editing tool, and Photo Pos Pro most likely has it.

The program offers red-eye reduction, of course, as well as automated tools for sharpening or blurring images, making pictures warmer or cooler, and adding frames and special effects.

You'll also find drawing tools, and if you're comfortable with working in layers, you can do that as well.

Note that when you install the program, it attempts to set your home page to mystart.com. If you don't want that to happen, make sure to uncheck the box next to that item. Also, the installation process takes quite some time.

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