Whenever I get a new computer I make sure hubby gets me a liscense copy of Corel because I find it so much easier than PS and I like the results I get so much better.
here are two examples (they look a like, but they are two different images).
We have a BLACK dog & GRASS GREEN carpeting (not our choice, it came with the house) and even though our digicam made it look like the shots were nice & bright, the download was something totally different.
AFTER, I had the program split the color
AFTER, all I did was hit the 'lighten' button