I actually use 2 programs. The one I use most is very easy to use and can do most of the work and in my opinion does it faster and easier which is Microsoft Picture it! Photo 7.0. The other is a very expensive program and designed for designers and can do anything and is actually too much for many people like me but there are a few things that just cant be done with out this program like blending in scratches and cloning parts of pictures and creating them somwhere else when the spots cloned are multi color. that program is PhotoShop CS and costs about $700 but was given to me by a very good friend.