I am just new to digital photography editing and effects and love the program. My boss who is a professional photographer tried to teach me photoshop and it just made my head hurt,(to much to learn) This program is easy to use and for someone just starting out and not sure if they want to get into something like this, free is good. It sounds like the majority of you are more advance, maybe you should go to photoshop if this isn't working or just stop whining. The fact that he keeps adding new effects and plug-in is a gift. Did I say this is free and he doesn't have to do that.