Best Photo Editing Software

Here are our picks of the top Photo Editing Software on the market. All available on Windows and Mac plus mobile version in some cases.

AdobePhotoshop

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is the most powerful graphic design and photo editing suite available today. With Adobe Photoshop you can work professionally as a graphic designer, edit photos, create and edit vectors, make 3D models, and design webpages.

Pros
Industry standard software: The best of the best
Extensive user guide and massive library of tutorial videos
Free plugins and add-ons to optimize your design workflow
Free and automatic software updates
The design program everybody wants
Cons
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Adobe Photoshop
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AdobeLightroom

Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom is the best option available for Photographers. Lightroom automatically organizes your photo library and offers simple to use photo-editing tools that are more powerful than those offered by any other product.

Pros
Easily find and edit photos taken using multiple devices
Industry standard photo editing software
Take total control of RAW images
AI-powered auto adjustments for instant improvements
Create your own light presets for ease of use
Download presets used by professional photographers
Access and edit your photos on desktop, mobile, and web app
Cons
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom
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SkylumLuminar4

Skylum Luminar 4

The latest edition of Luminar pushes Lightroom to the limit. Impressive AI features and a new and improved layout make this the perfect opportunity to try Skylum Luminar 4. Plugin capability make this an excellent add-on, if you already have Photoshop and Lightroom.

Pros
Incredible AI Sky Replacement Feature
Integrated image catalog
Available as a plugin for Adobe & Apple design products
Massive discounts available
Cons
Skylum Luminar 4
Skylum Luminar 4
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MagixPhotostoryDeluxe

Magix Photostory Deluxe

Magix Photostory Deluxe is the ultimate tool for any photographer looking to create HD slideshows from their photos and videos. This works just as well for professional photographers as it does for more casual users snapping on their smartphones or GoPros.

Pros
Super-fast connection speedsPhoto editing tools not found in other slideshow programs
Hundreds of transition effects
Many free soundtracks and effects for your slideshows
Free trial available
Cons
Magix Photostory Deluxe
Magix Photostory Deluxe
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CyberLinkPhotoDirectorUltra

CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra

Easily organize and control large collections of photographs with CyberLink PhotoDirector. CyberLink also makes it easy to enhance and transform your photos with a professional grade feature set.

Pros
Massive amount of photo editing features
Unlimited access to design assets worth over $1,500
New design packs and music tracks added every month
Cons
CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra
CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra
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AuroraHDR

Aurora HDR

Aurora HDR’s AI-Powered Quantum HDR Engine Makes it one of the best HDR tools available today. Quickly create stunning yet natural images with flawless color enhancement. Plugin compatibility make this a great add-on for Photoshop.

Pros
Award winning software
Make flawless HDR images in seconds
Works as a Photoshop and Lightroom plugin
Great price
Cons
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Aurora HDR
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NCHPhotoPad

NCH PhotoPad

PhotoPad is a great tool for beginners that offer easy to use yet high-grade photo editing tools that can be used across multiple devices including tablets. This is by far the cheapest program in the list.

Pros
Simple interface
Easily accessible tools
Adaptive software that will help you learn new skills
Cons
NCH PhotoPad
NCH PhotoPad
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