A couple of months ago I was in Blackwells nattering with a couple of the staff about books on applications. I commented that I was surprised by the number of books on Adobe's Photoshop because that product
is both very expensive and definitely aimed at the professional. I was told that actually the books sold quite well. That still surprises me because I would have thought that
books on Jasc's Paint Shop Pro or on Photoshop Elements (the cut back version
of Photoshop for non-professional users) would have been more appropriate to the mass market.
A couple of weeks ago this book arrived on my desk and I am very happy to tell you about it as it is exactly the kind of book to give to relatives or friends who are dabbling with digital photography. Of course they will have to have a copy of the software but it is one of two packages that I recommend for managing digital photographs and it comes at a reasonable price for the serious amateur. Using a digital camera without good software to manipulate the results is to miss the main advantage of using this mechanism over traditional film.
The book covers most areas that should interest the newcomer to digital image editing in a way that makes progress relatively easy even for the person who has only basic computing skills.Unclassified O'Reilly Books