No matter what you want to do with your photos, there's a software solution to handle the job These applications excel at importing and organizing your photo library, but they do a lot more, including RAW processing and the essential adjustments you'll make to most images
Photoshop Lightroom 4
New tools for organizing and enhancing, plus support for video clips Photoshop CS is the undisputed leader in digital imaging, but for many photographers, it contains a lot of tools that are rarely used, if at all.
Corel PaintShop Pro X4
A redesigned interface, HDR processing, and new effects and filters round out this versatile image editor’s key features With a revised interface and several helpful new tools, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is a significant upgrade from the previous version. The image management and editing software takes care of your organizing, editing and sharing needs.
Powerful photo editing for Mac at a very affordable price Now in its second version, Pixelmator debuted in 2007, but gained more notoriety with the launch of the Mac App Store in 2011.
onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite
The software bundle puts a variety of photographic tools and tricks in one place Whether you're touching up a portrait, working with layers, resizing or adding special effects, onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 6 has you covered.
Color Efex Pro 4
Color Efex Pro 4 a new version of one of our favorite plug-ins gets some key features Nik Software's Color Efex Pro is an easy-to-use plug-in with 55 unique filters that you can apply to your photos, from practical enhancements like Classical Soft Focus or Graduated ND to wilder effects like the new Dark Contrasts, which creates a hard-edged look similar to extreme HDR.
Do You Need Photoshop?
The venerable powerhouse application does it all, but there are alternatives that may be better suited to your needs Now in its 12th major release, Photoshop is essentially synonymous with image editing for photographers and creatives.
Silver Efex Pro 2
The sequel to one of our favorite specialized apps adds refined controls and new finishing options For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro.
Portrait Professional 10
A smart way to touch up your people pictures For portrait shots that sometimes look less than perfect, you can make a dramatic improvement in just a few minutes with the latest version of Portrait Professional.
ACDSee Pro 3
Intuitive and flexible software for managing, enhancing and sharing your photos With faster RAW image processing, more customization options and expanded online functionality, ACDSee Pro 3 is a versatile app for organizing, editing and sharing your image library.
Get high-dynamic-range effects in just a few clicks HDR Express, the newest offering from Unified Color, is one of the easiest-to-use solutions we’ve seen yet.