Digital Photography/digital media downloads
"so- I am a photo fanatic with my 3 lil ones- however- I'm finding Picasa to be
limiting...is there something like "CamWow" ( app for phones ) that I can
download to my desktop (no webcam)
Also is there a program you'd recommend for photo editing/movie making that is
Not sure I can help you. I use Picasa for organizing all my pictures (about 30,000 so far) and for light editing tasks (cropping, red-eye removal, color correction, etc.). It does these things very well. For anything more complicated, I use PhotoShop Elements, which costs about $60-100. It's a light-weight version of the full PhotoShop suite, but it does everything I need it to.
I can't speak to other programs since I don't use them. But I know there are a lot of free editing programs - here's a link to one person's review of some contenders. I don't know anything about CamWow...sorry.
I cannot comment on anything related to movie editing software.
I don't understand your reference to "no webcam"...not sure why that's relevant.