Download Photo Editing Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    X6

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    Windows

    One of the most complete graphic design programs

    7
    1985 votes
    • PROS: Great selection of tools, Covers different areas: page layout, photo editing, vector drawing, Clean, intuitive interface design, Very well documented
    • CONS: May be hard for beginners, Not enough integration between apps
  • Imagine Picture Viewer

    2.2.4

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    Windows

    Fast, lightweight photo viewer and editor

    6
    55 votes
    • PROS: Works just like Windows Default Photo Viewer, Light on resources, Includes basic editing tools, Lets you share photos online
    • CONS: Sometimes it's a bit slow, Limited Undo tool
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012

    16.4.3528.331

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    Windows

    Nicely simple photo organization

    6
    470 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Basic editing tools included
    • CONS: Long installation, Optimizing tools need improvement, Many extras require registration and/or additional downloads
  • Photo Pos Pro

    3.10

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    Windows

    Great graphic editor packed with functions

    7
    329 votes
    • PROS: Great array of editing and drawing tools, Support for layers and special effects, Optimization tools
    • CONS: Not very intuitive interface
  • PhotoImpact X3

    13

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    Windows

    Powerful photo editor and digital art tool

    7
    220 votes
    • PROS: Quick and full editing options, Optimize and edit photos, Create art projects, Complete set of tools
    • CONS: Clunky appearance inhibits use, Image creation not as advanced as PhotoShop
  • Zoner Photo Studio Free

    18 Build 6

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    Windows

    Zoner Photo Studio Free

    7
    207 votes
    • PROS: All in one manager, editor and viewer, Good range of editing tools, Easy to use
    • CONS: Manager a little bland, Layers missing
  • ArcSoft Print Creations 3

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    Platform
    Windows

    Complete photo printing solution

    7
    10 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Loads of different projects and templates, Lets you preview results at all times, Includes basic photo editing tools
    • CONS: You have to download all the templates
  • Fhotoroom for Windows 10

    1.3.0.11

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    Windows

    A simple photo editing app for Windows 8

    7
    57 votes
    • PROS: Tons of filters and effects, Solid set of basic editing tools, Import photos from anywhere on your drive
    • CONS: Pro upgrade doesn't add much, Stale interface
  • Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2

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    Windows

    Complete metadata editing pack for photos

    6
    28 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to edit photo metadata easily, Excellent geotagging facility, Easy to navigate , Supports drag and drop,
    • CONS: Requires .Net Framework 3 installed,
  • ACDSee

    Pro 19.1.0.419

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    Mac
    Windows

    Fast and lightweight photo management tool

    4
    7 votes
    • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Easy to use
    • CONS: Can be unstable as still in Beta stage, Doesn't have Geotagging or Online features
  • Fly Free Photo Editing & Viewer

    2.16

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    Platform
    Windows

    Photo viewer with embedded editor and web browser

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Embedded search engine and web browser, Creates a Powerpoint display with your photos automatically, Includes several image editing tools
    • CONS: Almost no configuration options, Most of sharing tools don't work
  • Shotwell

    Alpha 0.4.3

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    Platform
    Windows

    View and organize your digital photos

    7
    21 votes
    • PROS: Imports photos from cameras or folders, Thumbnail or full scree view, Photo slideshow, Includes editing tools
    • CONS: Limited editing tools
  • virtualStudio

    1.0.37

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    Platform
    Windows

    Quick yet powerful digital photo editor

    7
    14 votes
    • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Includes all necessary tools for basic editing, Support for many popular formats, including RAW and PSD, Support for Photoshop plug-ins
    • CONS: Not as feature-rich as other editors, Interface could be improved
  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    12.1.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Full featured photo editing and graphic design tool

    7
    37 votes
    • PROS: Intuitive, nicely designed interface, Excellent selection of tools to work with your photos, Many templates included, Very well documented
    • CONS: Takes a while to master
  • Sagelight

    4.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    A powerful tool for professional photo editing

    7
    41 votes
    • PROS: Lots of filters, tools and plugins, Many helpful tutorials included, Powerful 48-bit editor
    • CONS: Takes times to learn all the features