my post processing to date has been cropping. that's it. obviously to get the best results from my camera, a degree of post processing is necessary. i want to do the usual stuff everyone else does, colour correction, sharpening and a bit of object removal.
photoshop is very expensive for a home hobbyist. well at least the latest version is. What i am wondering is, is there a previous version, that is cheaper (much cheaper) than the current one, that has most of the functionality?
for instance ms office. 2000 had it all. 2003 was the same. 2007 has a tinsy bit more, but i know i can do everything i need with 2000.
is there a version of photoshop that has 'everything', and subsequent versions have just been prettier? which version is the office200 one?
and then the killer question, what would that version of photoshop give me, that gimp doesn't?