In the meantime, our basic editing tools on our Apple will have to suffice. And suffice they do. I took a few shots of my (adorable) nieces and nephews several weekends ago upon request and then "edited" a few of the photos with basic brightness and contrasting, cropping, softening and good ol' black and white tools.
Here are just a few of the ones I was able to alter with my zero to zilch editing skills:
After: Contrasted (notice the deeper colors?)
After: Cropped and B&W
After 2: Cropped and Contrasted
After: Contrasted and B&W
After: Contrasted (come on, you can't see that the left shoe is a bit more pink and the right jean slightly lighter?!)
So fear not, even without Photoshop you can still manage to do a bit of editing with your pictures with your computer's built in software. Try it out!