If you take digital photographs, you really need to adjust your images afterwards, it makes so much difference.
Try Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Elements is a cut-down version of Photoshop, but has about 70 per cent of the functionality for about 10 per cent of the price.
You can find it for about £60 (it comes free with some cameras and scanners).
You will be able to transform your images with it.
Use manual adjustments with it, and don’t fall into the trap of using “artistic filters” on everything.
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