Taking pictures and editing them is one of my favorite parts. I must be crazy! LOL! I have a homemade light box set up on a table and I take the picture right after I finish the item I've made, that way I never have a lot of pictures to take all at once. It takes me no time to do all this now, because I know exactly how I want things to look and I know what part of my software does what. Everything I use is FREE: photoshop.com, Picasa, and GIMP. I know it can be frustrating and seem like a pain in the nether parts, but a great photo will sell your items really well. When I post a picture on Facebook I have orders within minutes of posting it. I think great photos are what sell your items, oh and they have to be cute, too.
I attached a before and an after of a picture of some sequin headbands that I edited.