Heyya George, I've been doing some homework with PhotoFiltre. It's a hell of a lot of work though. Not just the cropping, but if you want to take a look at all your pictures, if you rarely use a program like that, if some need touching up on the colors or brightness... Argh.. well, tell me what you think:
This one was taken on a beautiful day in Hoi An, Vietnam with an absolute piece of shit of a camera.
The colors are untampered with, but I couldn't get the powerline in the clouds better than this.
This one was taken with my just then newly aquired Fuji Finepix Z2. I loved that cam. In this picture (Angor Wat, Cambodia) I wanted to take the sculptures and the girl on the stairs.
I cropped it, added more shadow and gave her a bit more color so that she stands out more in an otherwise colorless picture.
Still in Cambodia, at another temple this time. She just has a priceless look on her face I think. Not happy, but priceless none the less.
Cropped a bit and a few clicks on color and contrast
I was stupid enough though to leave my Fuji in a taxi in Harbin, but I bought a new one a short while ago; Z5. I just love the point 'n shooters. The fits-in-pocket factor is very important to me and when the light is good (in the dark it's not that good) it takes nice pics. Shot some nice scenery in Yangshuo this summer holiday