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Next time you get back from vacation only to find out that the digital pictures you took didn’t turn out so great — don’t despair, you might be able to save them.

The over 50% of Americans who own digital cameras know they can be good for taking and storing vacation photos.

But new software will let you airbrush, photoshop, and crop like a pro.

If you own a Mac computer, you already have iPhoto, which covers the basics like clearing up red-eye and cropping images.

For PCs, Ulead Photo Impact offers side-by-side before-and-after comparisons so you can see what cropping out your ex-boyfriend will do to your composition.

More advanced amateurs might try Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 6, which allows you to layer in text, effects or filters.

Remember, all of these programs offer free downloadable trial versions, so you can play with the programs before you pony up.

Are all your old photos in shoeboxes, not on your computer? Learn how to Take Your Vacation Photos Digital.

Want to learn to be a better photographer while you travel? Check out Photography Tours: Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

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