All I used was the editing you can do when you click 'fix' on Windows Photo gallery. I have played around with the free Photoshop, and Gimp, but could not understand Gimp and with the free Photoshop I had to jump through hoops to figure out how to post it.
My problem with my editing photos is that I can only use the free ones right now, and the ones I have found are either too simple, or too complex.
Also, I am a big fan of the photos not looking soooo edited. I really enjoy most of my sooc shots, but what can I do to make them look better without looking fake?