Photoshop is high-end software aimed at professionals and enthusiasts. You may be tempted to splurge on it.
But, Photoshop is overkill for the average user. In fact, I would discourage most from buying the software. First, you’ll spend $700 or more on the program. That’s more than many computers these days!
Second, the learning curve is steep. It is packed with all kinds of fancy features. You can use it to transform a photograph completely. Even professionals struggle to master it. So, you could quickly become discouraged with the program.
That said, Photoshop may be the right program for you. It offers plenty of filters and correction tools. You can also work with layers. Layers let you stack different photos or multiple copies of the same photo. You can apply effects and settings on a layer-by-layer basis.