I haven't used MS Picture It in several years. Before, I was comparing it to MGI PhotoSuite 2, which IMO the MGI was much better at the time. Through the years, I keep finding such good deals getting better versions of MGI PhotoSuite either free or less than $10 after rebates that I have stuck with them. I'm currently using MGI PhotoSuite 4, and like it. One thing I've always liked with MGI is the ability to click a photo out of file, resize it if necessary, and with another click, place that photo in the text portion of a email, rather than an attachment (which most people hate to open to avoid viruses).