Top 10 Photo Editing Software

Do you like to preserve old photos and enhance their aesthetic effect? Here is a list of some awesome photo editing software which will make your photographs look better than the originals.

For those who love to edit photos, thousands of editing software-programs are already available on internet but choosing the best software is a tough task. So, I have given here a list of 10 best photo editing software programs till date.

10 Best Photo Editing Software:

Corel PaintShop Pro X4
Its dual monitors help to get the project done twice. It supports additional RAW formats, photo blend, selective focus and much more. The custom brushes, screen captures and images can be imported from the scanner or camera. This gives automatic brightness, adjustments to color, sharpness and contrast in one single click. Makeover Tools, Go Retro, Picture Tubes, Smart Carver, Vibrancy, Object Extractor, On-Image Text Editing are the some other features. Using this tool, we can share the photos & videos on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. The photos can be sent to the mobile device or you can quickly burn DVD using the print in home or in-store option.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
It imports photos to the elements organizer .It acts like a media management hub for video clips and images. The photos can be imported from the camera's memory card or from scanner. The importer automatically sorts the photos by date. There are three different types of editing techniques: Picture Stack effect, Orton effect and Depth of Field effect. The photos can be saved in GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, Photoshop PDF, Photoshop EPS, TIFF and PNG formats. It is compatible with Mac OSX, Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Serif PhotoPlus X5
It can import your photos from digital camera, scanner or from web with the use of screen capture. For editing photos, you can easily apply the filters for exposure, brightness and contrast to correct the lighting problems. Using the camera lens, the blemishes, red eye, dust & scratches can be removed. The photos can be uploaded to Facebook and Flickr in a single mouse click. The photoPlus organizer can be used to tag and rate the images for efficient searching & sorting. Also, the images can be arranged into stacks for their better management.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7
It provides erase tool for easy removal of objects from the photo. It can import more than 40 different video and image file formats. The sharing features are available for email, printing projects, digital projects, export to online photo services, PDAs and mobile phones. The non-axis-aligned snapping and ‘magic' magnetic object snapping features are present in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7. Since the program automatically updates incidences of replicated objects when you edit, you can use repeated headers, footers and watermarks. The other features available are export of animation documents as AVI files, tabbed document windows, new paste functions and quick alignment of selected objects.

ACDSee Photo Editor 2008
It provides straight forward menus and layouts for easy navigation. The images can be imported from cameras or scanner. The photos can be edited in automatic and full edit modes. Cloning, Masking, and creating vignettes are some other features available in ACDSee Photo Editor 2008. It has an eye dropper tool to match the color of the text to a specific element in photo. Almost 50 file formats are supported by the photo editor. FAQs, tutorials, user tips, technical notes, how-to articles, user/reference guide are also available with ACDSee Photo Editor 2008.

Photo Explosion 4.0 Deluxe
It supports importing, editing, printing, sharing, web tab and a lot other functions under each tab. The photos can be imported directly from scanner, digital camera, CD-ROMs or online photo-sharing services. Cropping, straightening, contrast, hue, adjusting brightness, saturation and focus can be easily done with a single click. It provides over 4000 print project templates to create calendars, greeting cards and scrapbook pages. It has freehand and drawing tools for outlining and drawing objects. You can share photos to MP3 players, cell phones and PDAs. It supports JPEG image files, MP3 and wav file formats.

Ulead PhotoImpact X3
It has organizing, importing, editing and sharing tools. The photos can be imported from digital camera, camera drive/card reader or image folders stored in computer. It supports the following file formats: BMP, CLP, JPC, CUR, DCS, FAX, FPX, GIF, ICO, IFF, DCX, IMG, JP2, JPG, MAC, MSP, EPS, PBM, PCD, PCT, RAS, PCX, PEF, PGM, PIC, PPM, PSD, PSP, PXR, SCI, SCT, SHG, PNG, TGA, TIF, UFO, UFP, WBMP and WMF. It has ExpressFix and Full Edit modes. Using project wizard, you can create greeting cards and labels for CDs and DVDs. Using PhotoImpact, you can make web pages with buttons, navigation and rollovers.

Photo Impression 6.5 Gold
Photo Impression has a user-friendly interface and is very easy to use. Images can be imported from a camera/scanner, folder, removable media or an ArcSoft Album. It gives retouching and cloning effects to your photos. Text box present can be used to add or edit the text. The Easy-Fix Wizard can be used to straighten, sharpen, fix red eye, crop photos and adjust the brightness, contrast or color. There are two ways of sharing photos. One is through email and the other is by limited printing. Some other features of Photo Impression 6.5 Gold are Import History Browser, Folder Browser and Stack.

PhotoStudio 6
It has simple navigation and its big icons point all functions. The scratches can be removed from photos with the use of scratch remove tool which blurs the scratched area. The automatic cloning tool matches the less noticeable surrounding area. It has auto enhance mode which offers nine previews to select from and its full edit mode allows to fine tune the edits. It offers various film-effects like positive, negative and black & white. It has a unique and attractive ‘Face Beautify' feature which reduces the blemishes, moles, wrinkles, spots, and freckles on face. It has an option of built-in help.

PhotoLightning 5.5
PhotoLightning has many highly developed editing features like soft focus, levels, focal black and white, graduated tint, motion blur, saturation, color temperature, un-sharp mask, lighting adjustments, hue and brightness/contrast. It diminishes red eye, crops the photos and brighten or sharpen them.

The editing steps are organized into three steps: Preview-Label-Print, Email and Share-Along. The photos can be imported from camera or memory card. It has Auto repeat caption features to add the similar captions together. Images can be brightened using the Add Flash feature.

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Guest Author: Mark18 Dec 2012

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