If you're looking for a photo-editing app, and don't need (or don't want) Adobe's 800-pound gorilla, here are some other options.
From now until December 2, you too can subscribe to both Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for just $10 a month.
Targeted to both hobbyists and pros, this specialized, low-cost tool delivers masking, layers, and presets for photo-dramatic flair
New bug fix for professional photo management package
The new mobile version of iPhoto retains all of the great features it got last year, plus it works more smoothly and picks up a few new tricks.
New version lacks creative spark and hides too many improvements under the hood.
Google showed off 18 new features to its slow-growing social network in an effort to convince photographers of its awesomeness.
New Liquify tools and layer styles enhance Pixelmator's latest version.
New versions of iPhoto tighten integration between Apple hardware, desktop, and cloud services.
It has interchangeable lenses and in-camera retouching, plus built-in Wi-Fi for easy Instagramming.