I use a basic version of Photoshop to manipulate images. My skill level is point-and-shoot. I push a feature button and ignore layer options. Caroline Modolo’s photo of Clipper Adventurer’s anchor on the deck is an example of what I do.
I don’t worry about histograms. I prefer to use the smart fix feature. If I have one frustration with the program it is the way it creates its own directories for images. I can never find the photos again if I use Photoshop Elements to transfer images from my camera to the laptop. And its slide creation software is annoying. PowerPoint has more features and functions, but PE produces a PDF slide show small enough to email. So I keep using PE.
I’m looking for new photo manipulation software. Any suggestions for a lazy photographer like me?