Most people have a digicam nowadays, but very few actually know or use the features they offer. Here is a simple tutorial explaining the basics of any digicam and how to use them. You will be surprised how good your pictures can look if you follow these basic steps. Afterall who does not like good pictures.
Here is one simple Microsoft utility which can be used to resize images especially when you want to email them or just save valuable HDD space. After installing the utility all you have to do is the right click the image file(s) and click on "Resize Pictures" - Select "Large (fits a 1024 x 768 screen)" and voila you have a file that is not even 1/10 of the original size. Printing these resized images is not recommended though. I personally keep the originals for pictures I might want to print someday. If you are just going to view these images on the computer the resized image is good enough.
Don't Own a digital camera yet ?
Here is one great resource for reading up on the hundreds of models on offer and which one of them is the best for your needs. The author makes it simple to choose a camera based on your needs - Just click on Dave's Picks and choose from the categories listed like "Long Zoom", "Pocket", "Budget", "Enthusiast" etc. He has carefully reviewed the best models which fit the intended usage and neatly categorised them. Certainly better than wading through tons of reviews or worse still buying a camera which your salesman thinks is the best!