while I know that many of you are using Photoshop and are extremely happy with it, please have a look at the new software me and my brother are releasing.
It is called RealWold Photos
and you can learn more at http://www.rw-designer.com/photo-editor
Points of interest:
- lossless .jpg retouching
- flexible batch processing (also with droplets)
- layers with assigned effects
- content aware-resizing
- fancy comic bubble tool
- gamma-aware blending (sRGB correct by default)
- ...and many more fancy little details.
Maybe you'll find it good enough to recommend it to your less-technically-savvy friends
or maybe you'll even find it good enough for yourself for certain tasks. Who knows?
I am offering a free license
to any expert, who posts a review on their photo-related site in January 2009. The review must be thorough enough (people, who would just copy a few paragraphs from my site, do not qualify) - express you own opinions in the review! Do not be afraid to criticize.
Edit: Happy New Year 2009!