AJ introduced me to Google’s free photo editing software, Picasa 3.8. I am so thankful he did because I can’t seem to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop!
I tried a little photo editing just now, and you can very well mark the difference.
The “before” photo (I just added some brightness and contrast using Photoshop):
The “after” photo (I used soft focus and sharpened the image a bit with Picasa):