I agree, many of its features are still too complex but they are there if you need them.Thanks Milos - I've tried GIMP before but found it too rich in features when I was only looking for some basic editing tools. I didn't want to spend too long working out a lot of processes to get things done, but perhaps it's better now (you mention it's more intuitive).
I'll check out Paint-Net.
Just d/l and installed it - looks fantastic - may be just what I've been looking for as far as image file management goes :thumbup1:. Thanks very much - I'll spend some time looking around it.