I always like to try and take the girls on campus so I can get some pretty nature shots of them. I thought I'd buy a new camera (OK, so I have a gajillion cameras already - so this was a totally frivolous expenditure) so I bought the Canon Rebel T3i. This camera is smaller than my Rebel XTi, lighter in weight and has some nice features on it. And it's 18 megapixels.
I went online to check out any reviews on photo editing software, and found a site that rated about 10 or so different programs. They rated Corel Paintshop Pro 4x as the best... so I bought it. All I can say is WOW! For the price (around $80) and for what it does, I'm hooked. See what the combination of the camera and software had done for the pics.