So wondering what people use as their image and video editing software. What people think is good…
I also had to upgrade from my trusty old Photoshop V.5 (mid-90’s?) when my 64 bit system refused to install a 16 bit app (just the PS installer I think). So I got Photoshop Elements, around $50 on sale, not bad and does pretty much what my trusty V.5 did. Later, Amazon offered Photoshop CS5 to purchasers of Elements for about $200 I recall, so I got it. Its good, but at full price of ~$600 I could not justify it over Elements.
My video editor of choice is Magix’ Movie Edit Pro MX, available in several price options from $60 to $130:
It has a lot of nice advanced “After Effects” type features, plus the “Premium” version bundles some nice 3rd party plugins. I have older versions of Premiere and After Effects, but they seem cumbersome to use v. MEP.
I agree with Ivy that you should use what feels intuitive, but that’s hard to judge sometimes. Trial versions are usually available.