I get asked often which software to use for editing and organizing photos. So I’ve done a little research and I reckon a good entry level tool would be google Picasa. It’s a free download and allows you to quickly scan through your library of images and “star” the ones you want to keep. It even has a really simple set of tools for adjusting exposure, shadow/highlight, and colour temp, and cropping and straightening, plus some cool filters. If you were happy to spend a little cash, I’d recommend Adobe Photoshop Elements, which is fantastic software and is in effect a “lite” version of Adobe Photoshop (editing), with a bit of Adobe Bridge (organising} built in. Plus this is a natural stepping stone to Lightroom and Photoshop if you really get into it. There’s a review of a few other free downloads here. Personally I use three different bits of software; Photo Mechanic for importing/downselecting, Capture One Pro for RAW conversion and global adjustments and exporting, and Photoshop CC for more advanced/detailed editing, image manipulation etc, but that would be a sledgehammer to crack a nut for what most people want. Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture are both hugely popular and are both great “hybrid” softwares, e.g. they do the organising and the editing, but again they might be more than you need/want. I’ve included hyperlinks throughout this post, so you can click on them directly, have a look at the options yourself, and make a decision on what’s best for you. Most offer free 30 day download licenses, so you can try before you buy… best advice is to go and have a play and see what works best for you. Let me know how you get on!