Serif PhotoPlus X5

Photo Editing Software  8.5/10


Serif Photo Plus X5
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 here. Speed is one of the best things about this software. Sometimes heavy edits on large files can take entirely too long, but not here. PhotoPlus X5 also makes it very easy to do the most common edits like, red-eye and blemish removal, by making them easy to find and access on the side-bar instead of buried deep in menus. The included PhotoPlus Organizer makes is easy to create virtual albums and share them online. This program is available for $69.99.

Quick Specs

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

Powerful repair tools to rebuild damaged photos or remove spots and dust

Fast processing and editing times

Lots of tutorials and videos to maximize knowledge of the software

Great organizing and sharing tools


Some editing options may be hard to find and unintuitive for beginners

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