Photoshop used to be a very expensive product that only professionals and enthusiasts could afford. This is no longer true. For only a few dollars a month, you can get the photographic bundle with Photoshop and Lightroom from Adobe Creative Cloud. Should you get it? Absolutely! It will make your photography so much more fun that afterwards, you will wonder why you ever hesitated. Using lightroom, you will organize your images and make most adjustments. using Photoshop, you will do the “heavy lifting” – effects, filters and more advanced adjustments that require layers and stuff. Photoshop is also great for creating logos, drawing or making presentations that will be much cooler than what you will ever create in Powerpoint. And it does video too! Of course you will need to spend some time learning, but there are blogs, Youtube tutorials and books out there that will make the journey enjoyable. Since you’ll be using the latest version, you’ll never run into those situations where you find a great tutorial and it turns out your old version can’t do it.
Go to www.adobe.com to find out how to get going.
(I have no affiliation with Adobe. I just love their software.)