Thinking of buying E8 (I don't have any previous version) for general editing use,and also for some specific tasks, in particular to start with 'fixing up' a bunch of scanned in photos - fix marks on old (60+ years) b&w photos - attempt to enhance the contrast of faded pictures - fix faded colour photos (some of these are worse than b&w photos 2x-3x their age!) - adjust colours - can I click and say 'this is blue sky' or 'this is green grass' and get everything else altered accordingly? - remove noise/grain (within reason obviously) I also like some of the other stuff that I have seen in E8, such as removing space between objects in photos, HDR, perspective correction (IIRC?) and also removing people from a scene if you have several photos of it. Any other apps I should be looking at? I don't really want to go the whole 'gimp' super expert route. I tried ?seashore' but wasnt impressed. As a relatively infrequent user I'd rather have something that was task oriented with wizards, than a gimp type app that can do everything as long as you study it for longer than it takes to get a quantum physics degree. I'm not too bothered about free/non free as long as it does the job, but dont really want to pay more than the price of PSE8. Aperture, as I recall, is expensive and also unless you pay for all the (numerous) add-ons, doesn't do a whole lot. I'm also a little surprised I havent seen much discussion about Elements 8 here. Is that because its too new and also most folks who'd use it dont think its worth the upgrade price? Or does it suck?