Of the numerous photo editors suitable for new and amateur photographers, Free PixBuilder Studio Photo Editor provides almost all the features that you would need to import, edit and print your high quality photos.
Currently this free photo editor is available only for Windows based computers and portable versions. The software is being actively maintained and enhanced. Although the editing studio comes with most of the frequently used utilities, the number of effects can be extended by using plugins that can be downloaded from the website.
The free FotoSketcher Photo Software works like a professional Photoshop plugin providing a professional filter to create artistic sketch photos from regular pictures. You can convert any image into a very artistic sketch art using this stand alone photo software.
The free photo art software provides more than 25 effects, equivalent to professional Photoshop artistic filters & available in 23 different languages for download. It is completely intuitive and you can convert any image into professional looking artistic sketch photos.
This Duplicate Photo Finder is a great tool for amateur photographers who take a lot of snaps and store them on their computer. Many times they end up saving the same photos multiple times on their computers thus increasing the catalog size and using up space on their hard drive.
This small free photo software could help you locate and manage your existing photos and eliminate the duplicate ones easily. Professional photographers would require more complicates software & workflows to be able to do this, especially when you can have various versions of the same photos stored in your catalog.
It is a flash tool to create professional looking slideshows from pictures. This Free Photo Flash Slideshow maker is easy to use with a clear user interface. You can create animated flash slideshows from your photo collections. There are even free flash templates to help you create professional slide shows, completely free.
Lytro cameras that captures light vectors in a unique way announced their first set of practical Lytro cameras in 8 GB & 16 GB formats, completely compatible with Apple Mac computers (Windows version of the processing software is being developed now).
The price of the first Lytro cameras start from US$ 399 for the 8GB & US$499 for the 16GB cameras with a fixed lens with 8x optical zoom & a constant aperture of f/2 built into an aluminum shell.