Best Photo Editing Software

Top 10 Rated Photo Editing Software 2015

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When it comes to digital photography, there are an endless amount of decisions to make. Your editing software is no different. We all know that Photoshop is the go-to editor for professionals, but what should the armatures and hobbyists use so they don’t have to drop a fortune on software? We have compiled a list of the ten best photo editing programs out there based on the following criteria:

1. Ease of use
2. Editing power
3. Organization options
4. Speed of program processes
5. Sharing options through e-mail and social networks
6. Tutorials and support availability
7. Import and export of many types file formats
8. Extra features like slideshow publishing and label making

Operating system: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Mac OS X v10.7-v10.8
Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Photoshop is one of the most know photo editing programs out there on the market. It also has the reputation of being extremely expensive and complicated. Adobe’s Elements line…read more


Operating system: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP
Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Corel has always been right on the heels of Adobe’s excellent Elements series of editing software. Paintshop Pro X6 Ultimate is surely closing the gap…read more


PhotoPlus X5  8.5/10

Operating system: Windows 7, Vista, and XP
Skill level: intermediate

Serif PhotoPlus X5 is a solid program for editing your digital photos. Beginners and experts alike can find just about anything they will need in a photo editor…
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Operating system: Windows 7, Vista, and XP
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

In these days of digital photography, photo editing programs have become more and more complicated. If you are looking a program that is powerful and easy to use…
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Operating System:Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OSX 10.5 or later.
Specifically for portrait photos
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

Portrait Professional 10 is the photo editing software designed specifically for the photographer with a portrait-centric mind. Some will be quick to note…
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Operating system: Windows 7, Vista, and XP
Skill level: beginner

PhotoStudio Expressions Platinum 6 is for the photographer looking for simplicity in their editing software. This program is all about taking the…
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Operating system: Windows 7, Vista, and XP
Skill level: beginner

Photo Impact Pro 13 really does it all when it comes to photo editing software. You will find yourself organizing, editing, and sharing your photos with ease…
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Operating system:Windows Vista and XP
Skill level: beginner

This photo editing software would be a great place to start for those weary about getting into the world of digital photography software. This program does everything…
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Brian Jones has had a passion for photography and anything related for the majority of his life. One photography class in high school was all it took to get hooked on everything to do with the subject. He became more focused on learning about camera equipment as he experiemented with everything available… See more about Brian

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