I want to take old sewing pattern pictures and resize the ladies, enhance the color and get rid of the background. Will this be possible with this program?
Yes, this is possible with the help of ACD Photo Editor. While this is a good way for beginners to work with advanced tools, if you feel for a challenge, then you can use Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop provides advanced features and more tools to manipulate the image entirely.
You can give it a try using the following link: http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html