Photoshop Elements, any version. I started with version 6 and am using version 11 now. I think version 11 is best. If I had known about the http://store.scrapgi...ents-p30184.php (class cd Digital Scrapping, I could have learned faster.)
Nearly all tutorials and tips are based on Photoshop Elements, even on Scrapgirl's you tube videos. You might find cheaper versions at places like Amazon or Costco. I usually buy mine from Costco for around 70,, sometimes cheaper and with a class cd enclosed.
Just my opinion.
Also Photoshop (cloud) has a subscription type program where you pay monthly to use Photoshop. Some people like that.