- Serif PhotoPlus
- Corel Paintshop Pro
Of those three, I have used very ancient copies of the first and the third in the past, but beyond that have absolutely no experience. Looking up reviews for them, I'm extremely wary of ACDSee, which I often see described as 'mediocre', but the other two sound alright (with the last the best of the list as near I can tell). My Father is only a beginner at this, so he'll need a relatively accessible program to begin with, but I don't want something with absolutely no power that he'll have to chuck after six to twelve months of experience.
His laptop is an ASUS N50Vc with Windows 7 64-bit, which he will probably be upgrading out of at the end of the year for something more powerful. My price range doesn't extend anywhere near professional software (so no CS6), so I hope someone can advise some good amateur programs. Thank you in advance ^.^
I hope this is an appropriate subject for General; I tried looking at the art subforum, and it didn't seem to be the right place, but if I'm wrong please move it to the right spot.