Bhikkhu is light years ahead of me on this, but my personal preference is to work on a saved image outside of the word processor. That gives me a saved altered image and/or the original in case anything goes awry [which it does, from time to time.] Also, it is available for other purposes if needed down the road. Also, another advantage in what limited use I get is that I can crop and otherwise edit before placing into the document.
Platform Windows? For this I use Photofiltre, or some recommend The Gimp. There is also PaintShop Pro, and others if you want to spend a little.
[just editing a few typos.]
Last edited by Dave on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I like The GIMP... also, Irfanview will crop images and rotate to any angle you specify. The GIMP is a powerful program that can take a while to load (and take a while to learn to use), while Irfanview is a little easier and faster. I run both of these portably from a USB flash drive.