I take thousands of photographs a year and I have found that ACDsee is not only the easiest photo editing software to use, but in many instances outweighs Adobe Photoshop in my opinion. I have Photoshop but still use ACDsee and recommend it to all my friends. I’m a bit obsessive about how I name my files, and ACDsee makes it so easy for me to name and number all my images. My favorite features in ACDsee are bringing up shadows, which is does very well, sharpness and noise reduction are excellent, as is saturate, and something I don’t even think Photoshop does, it crops to the original dimensions if you rotate a photo, so there’s no blank corners. The features of ACDsee are more than even I use, but I’ve turned lots of beginners onto this program, and you can just use those features as needed. Oh, and if you use Develop mode, you can save and save and save, and at any time revert back to your original photo or even just change one setting back. I might have made a hundred changes and the next day I look and feel I added too much color saturation so I can just adjust that while keeping all other changes. Really, I love ACDsee Photo Studio. I also constantly review the settings I used in my photos, which are easily visible in ACDsee, and then I know what settings to use in similar situations in the future. I have settings for Disneyland rides, dark rides, fast rides, indoor stage shows, night parades, etc.