There is loads of free software available which are ideal for school and home use. Over the coming months I will introduce many of these titles to you. The first I must recommend is Picasa, which is part of the Google company and most importantly is free.
Picasa is the ideal companion to your digital camera, it allows you to easily import your photos and it will than place them in a virtual photo album where you can edit them. This lets you remove red eye, crop, rotate, brighten and apply special effects. Printing, emailing or uploading your photos to a school blog or website is also very easy.
Picasa is a small download and easy to install, just go to www.picasa.com and click Free Download.