I design an e-newsletter with graphics and text. I have been using non-professional tools up until now (layout and design in Publisher with picture editing in basic picture editor) to create a very professional newsletter. I know it's not ideal. I then print it to PDF form and send it as an attachment to be viewed largely by people with no further internet access. Sometimes it's a pain but I've learned to work with most glitches.
Now that we're receiving more high color ads, the file sizes in the final PDF ate getting way too large! To compress the images compromises quality more than we can allow.
Ideally not a large investment but I'll hear them!