OK - maybe photofiltre is just as good as Paint.Net. They're both free!
Now may Epson artison 800 printer is dying. I've had it about a year and a half. Seems like a very short life span. I'm looking into other printer options since I like to print so many images. Actually I've had trouble getting good printings from images that look great on the screen. I've tried all the different printer settings, but no luck.