Top 10 Photo Editing Software for Photography Enthusiasts

We all know that Adobe Photoshop is without doubt the single most powerful tool for editing images of all type. However not everyone has $700 to pay for just the standard version of this program. Furthermore, if you are a photographer, you would only need pieces of software that are specially tailored for those types of images.

Below is a list of the best available image editing software that is made specifically for photographers.

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10. Photomatix

This is an image editing program that is used specifically for the creation of HDR (high dynamic range) tone mapping. It runs on all Microsoft Windows version starting from 98.

9.Aperture 3

With its collection of more than 70 plug-in including HDR, sharpeners, depth of field and auto correct, Aperture 3 is well within its rights to appear on this list. The user interface is simple for beginners and the print result of the photos is great.

8.Bibble

Bibble is actually a digital RAW converter and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. This software is made specifically for photographers who shoot in RAW file format. Therefore, if you do not do this, you can give this one a miss.

7. iPhoto

This is probably the first piece of image editing software that Mac users go through, because it comes preinstalled on Mac operating systems. It is good for beginner photographers and most end up upgrading to other programs that are packed with more features.

6.Paint Shop Pro Photo X3

Also known as Paint Shop Pro Ultimate, this software is a low cost image editing tool made by Corel. This tool is famous for its speedy processing times (problems with red eye, color and sharpness are fixed with a few clicks).

5.GIMP

Often referred to as a poor man’s Photoshop, GIMP is a full fledge photo editing program with almost all the features that Photoshop. In fact, it is pretty much the same thing without the high cost.

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4.Picnik

Picnik, which runs within your web browser with no need to download anything, lets you crop, change size and angle, and add special effects that can make your photography look truly professional.

3.Picasa

One of the few free image editing programs, Picasa is famous for its easy user interface that is friendly for beginners and also its wide range of features and functions. Most scratches, blemishes and red eyes are easily fixed by Picasa, which was created by Google.

2.Capture NX2

If you are a photographer who uses a Nikon camera, then this tool is a must-have for you. Blemishes on the face and specks of dust on the camera lens are easily removed in the final result of a photo processed by Capture NX2.

1.Photoshop Elements

Widely known as a cut down version of the fully featured Photoshop CS6, Photoshop Elements is packed with exciting features that most photographers can make use of. The only tool missing is the layers palette. Apart from this, all the functions available on the more professional version are available on Elements.

     

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