Recommendations for a very simple photo editor?
After Google Picassa died, I switched to Adobe Lightroom, but it runs very slowly on my laptop (I have the minimum amount of RAM needed, but not the recommended amount for optimal performance), makes me sign in constantly and is quite expensive. I know that Lightroom is very highly regarded, but I am ready to switch to something simpler. In my case, I do NOT need cloud storage/backup, I don't need all of the myriad "effects", etc. Believe it or not, Microsoft Photos is almost sufficient for what I want to do (which is basically crop, make some minor changes in the contrast/lighting and save), but I would like to have some sort of "auto contrast" feature that Photos seems to lack.
Any suggestions for something simple that might work for me? I am quite willing to pay to purchase the software, but don't want a monthly fee. Something that doesn't use a lot of RAM...