Thanks for the additional suggestions!
Thank you for the additional suggestions! I'll look at both of those. I've heard about Picasso but didn't know what it was used for, and I have seen many references to GIMP over the years but also didn't know what it did. I am really looking for a simple program. I take pictures of stuff to sell on EBAY and pictures of family, friends, and so on. I really need the crop, change brightness and contrast features. Very basic stuff! ;o)
And Flatworm, thanks for the new word for my vocabulary -- "Photoshopping." I guess it's better than saying I'll be GIMPing my pictures...right?
Thanks again for your help. I really LOVE these forums!