If you are not too computer-literate on Photoshop and similar photo-editing tools, you might be happy to learn that there’s a program called LightBox that will let you just do all that good stuff without knowing any Photoshop skills.
This just seems like the perfect software my mom would love, she is still using Photoshop skills I taught her 10 years ago.
How user friendly is LightBox? When you run the program you’re presented with a sidebar of common tasks like color balancing and red-eye removal. Mousing over each of them provides not only an explanation of the tool but sample pictures showing the results and every tool within the editor itself has mouse over tips. Once you’re actually editing your image you can easily—as seen in the screenshot above—divide the image to show how the alterations are effecting it compared to the original. The divided and side by side comparison feature is great for photo enhancements where your goal is to make the picture more appealing without giving it an unrealistic appearance. If you need additional functionality, there is a Plus version available for $19.95 which adds on features like masking and auto color correction. The basic version of LightBox is freeware, Windows only