Steve's Photo Site

Photo Editing Software

Adobe Makers of Photoshop.
Corel Makers of Paint Shop Pro.
Paint.NET A free image editor which started out as a replacement for Microsoft Paint and now does photo editing.
Picasa Photo editing software from Google..
Gimp GIMP is open-source software and is completely free - just download it.
Photosuite 7 Another stand-alone editing suite.

Extensions to Photoshop

Layer Masks Adds the Layer Masks feature of "Full" Photoshop to versions 6, 7 and 8 of Photoshop Elements. If you are using Elements version 9, this is not an issue as Adobe have, at last, included Layer Masks in the basic product!
Photosuite 7 As well as being an editing suite in its own right, it can be used as a plug-in to add the layers feature to Adobe Lightroom.

Photo Viewers and Converters

XnView and NConvert XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. NConvert is a batch utility for converting graphic files. XnView & NConvert are provided as Freeware for private non-commercial, educational use and non-profit organization.
PicturesTo Exe Photo Slideshow Software which supports and synchronised background music.
Irfanview Freeware (for non-commercial use). IrfanView is a graphic viewer which supports a very wide range of file formats..

Other Software

VueScan Independent Scanner driver software supporting many different scanners.
Photomatix Use multiple exposures to increase the dynamic range of your photographs.
Focus Fixer Claims to refocus out of focus pictures!!!
Focus Magic Yet another outfit which claims to be able to refocus out of focus pictures! This one is cheaper.