I have to agree that a DSLR camera isn't really necessary anymore for quality pictures. Most smart phones have pretty good cameras now! The key is to make sure the camera is focused when you take the shot and then I would say editing the white balance is the next important thing.
You should check out Picasa by Google. It's free and relatively easy to use. Step number 5 on this page shows you how to do what I'm talking about: How to use Picasa
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