Here's three helpful and cost-effective products for the budding digital photographer.

This article appears in the May 07 issue of PC Advisor, available now in all good newsagents.

Microsoft photo info

Microsoft Photo Info is a software add-in for Windows that allows photographers to add, change and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs from inside Windows Explorer. Metadata is the information that describes the properties of your photo.

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Microsoft Photo Story 3.0

Bring your digital photos to life with a single click, you can touch-up, crop or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks and your own voice narration to photo stories. Then simply email them to a friend or watch them on your TV or computer.

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The Gimp

Last issue's How to: Photos was dedicated entirely to the Gimp, but just in case you missed it, it's an entirely free photo-editing package that will do all the jobs you need to get your pics cleaned up and onsale. So if you haven't invested in an editing package yet, then give it a try, you’ll be suitably impressed.

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