We are darned if we have it (sometimes won't work) and darned if we dont' have it (now I can't edit or read this or that!).


These are some programs I use that -- when working -- have saved the rear part of my anatomy many times over.


This is not intended to be a testimonial for any company; this is just MY experience with these programs.


Digital editing: I used ACDSee v 3.1 for my jpg, GIF,  bmp, and TIF pictures. Yes, it's antiquated, but has served me continuously well since 2000. Yes, "everyone" else uses Paint Shop Pro or Corel Draw.