No matter if you have a really cool and high end camera or if you just love to take photos on your phone. Giving them a little touch-up, removing unwanted photobombers and just messing around with them is well worth doing. There is plenty of awesome software out there that lets you do just this and that is what we are looking at today.
It may be predictable to put this one first, but there is a good reason as to why Adobe Photoshop has remained the number one photo editing software for years. It is very robust in the tools that it has. However, Photoshop is also great when it comes to newbies as it is very easy to learn the basics before you start getting a bit fancier with your photos. There is a reason that Adobe Photoshop has been the gold standard for so many years. Yes, it is pricey, but you are getting a lot for your money.
One of the first things that Affinity Photo has going for it is that it only costs around 50 bucks. This is great if you are more “artsy” as there are a lot of professional tools in Affinity Photo. It may have a bit of a learning curve and take you a while to figure your way around it, but that is not really a bad thing. It has a ton of awesome features that let you really make any photo you take pop to life. If you are really into editing your photos, this is a great piece of software.
It may not be as well known as the other two we just looked at, but Corel PaintShop Pro does have some great features. One of the most notable things about this photo editing software is the 360-degree photo editing that it offers. It is being sold at a very low price (compared to Photoshop) and it has a ton of great and innovative tools for you to use.
GIMP does have the advantage of being free so that is why it has become so very popular. For a free photo editing software package, GIMP has way more features than you would expect it to. It really can let you play with your photos and other images in many different ways. It is not the most “new user-friendly” piece of software, but there are some great tutorials online that show you how to get the most out of it.
Now granted this is for Mac users only, but the fact that Apple Photos is free does make it worth having a play around with. If you are just a casual photographer, you might be better with something like this (if you have a Mac) than spending money on another piece of software. It may not have as a robust tool kit as the other software, but for the casual photographer, Apple Photos is probably fine.
These are five of the very best photo editing software that you can get. There are many other “free” photo editing software kits online, but please be wary of these. Some may be good, but just make sure they are not also downloading a lot of other programs onto your computer when you get them.