Winner: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro
Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro software is our top pick for photo editing software. Its provides graphics and a photo editing platform with highly integrated organization, giving it user-friendly functionality. The product is an alternative to Adobe Photoshop complex studio. Additional editing tools like the Photo Fix Wizard, Cloning, and the Touch-Up tools help the user fix common photo blemishes, correct scratches and retain vibrancy with short quick fixing tactics. Furthermore, photos can be converted to grayscale, attain transparency, and highlight shadows in a manner that restricts types of effects within layers. However, this software’s sharing and organization capacity is a bit below average.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 is the most excellent photo editing software offered by Adobe with enhanced photo editing capacity and the least disadvantages like lack of email support. Though the software is generally user friendly, particularly pertaining to novices and amateur image and graphic editors, the software’s editing elements produce amazing and professional looking photos. Photomerge exposure is the most amazing master tool for blending photos in order to develop a hybrid by using two or more photos.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 is our pick for third best photo editing software in the market. The software requires training for efficiency to be achieved with the editing elements. However, Xara has the worst sharing capacity since chat, telephone and email support are disabled, making sharing on social websites impossible. Nevertheless, the product is excellent in that it contains an outstanding export capacity since a user can export files to the AVI format with use of transparency, making it the best for designing web-ready movie content.
PhotoPlus x3 is the Serif based latest software that is quite stable in providing photo editing interface that also user friendly and quite provocative in giving a variety of editing tools. Save for the excellent sharing capacity, the software lacks capacity to importing of photos and graphics from mobile phones and still images from videos can never be used. Advanced features like Channels mixer, saturation, hue, color balance editing and path creation tools allow Adobe Macromedia files to be used within is a wonderful option for users conversant with Adobe products.
ACDSee Photo Editor
The ACDSee Photo Editor software comprised of an excellent text path allows a user to add text to the photos in whichever manner that one may like by drawing an outline of the path the text is expected to follow. Additionally, text can be wrapped in over 400 designs allowing easy application of creativity. Yet, the software is quite vulnerable in regards to its library loading application that can be exploited by malicious party users who can load arbitrary files and trick the user to open as if from the library.
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The complete Digital Photo Studio trademarked Photo Explosion 4.0 is a photo editing software that can repair, edit and enhance the creativity of photos. Therefore, it is easy to organize over 10,000 plus photos in albums and other graphics. Therefore, sharing after capture from mobile phones, scanners and other sources is possible before automatically sharing by sending directly to social websites like Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Importing from removable media is also possible with this software. The most advanced editing option is Morph that allows morphing of two or multiple photos to achieve a hybrid of qualities.
Ulead Photo Impact
Ulead Photo Impact is an average photo editing software that can as well be used to design simple web pages. The software can be used to edit simple and complex effects with automated quick fixes accessible throughout the options like Auto White Balance Control and Reduce Noise tools that change lighting and ISO settings respectively. New generation crop tools like the Golden Ratio Crop works well to compose perfect and balanced trimmed pictures.