Hands On: Photo viewing, organizing, and editing software

If you aren’t already using photo editing and/or management software, look at the software that came with your computer.


Windows 7:

If this all sounds way too elementary, don’t worry — and if this sounds too advanced, ditto. Students are likely to range from complete novices to experts in photos, audio, and/or video.
More advanced students: I highly recommend that you adopt Adobe Lightroom  for viewing, organizing, and editing.  You can download a free trial of Lightroom 3. Lightroom 4 beta is publicly available, and free.  Don’t buy Lightroom 3 — it’ll be obsolete soon, and academic version does not allow discounted  upgrading.