Download Photography - Best Software & Apps

  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    4481 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS: Requires sign-up
  • Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 10

    1.0.0.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Light Photoshop version for Windows 10

    7
    1593 votes
    • PROS: Free, Basic editing in an instant, Auto correction
    • CONS: Some effects are extra, Too simple for advanced users
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 update

    13.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free patch for those with Photoshop already installed

    7
    5848 votes
    • PROS: Free, Easy to install
    • CONS: Doesn't add much functionality
  • Picasa

    3.9.141.259

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Manage, edit and share your photos with ease

    7
    13872 votes
    • PROS: Handles everything from importing to sharing your photos, Interesting range of effects, Add tags to organise your photos, Additional features like the ability to create movies, montages, and screensavers, Online sharing features
    • CONS: Facial recognition still limited
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    CC

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Professional photo editing with the Adobe guarantee

    7
    1772 votes
    • PROS: Supports most formats, Many settings are available, Accessible for casual users, Integration with Facebook and Flickr, Plugin system
    • CONS: Large learning curve, Requires powerful hardware
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 Update

    10.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The official patch for Adobe Photoshop CS3

    8
    5386 votes
    • PROS: Improves Photoshop's stability, Official patch released by Adobe
    • CONS: None
  • Sweet Selfie

    2.81.782

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Sweet Selfie can make you look great and prove it!

    9
    445 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use interface, Enter competitions themed on selfies, Quick beautify filter makes everything simple
    • CONS: May lack features compared to paid alternatives
  • HD Camera for Android

    4.6.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Shoot photos like a professional

    8
    255 votes
    • PROS: Packed with useful features, Impressive editing options, Supports Panorama, Beginner friendly
    • CONS: No advanced photo editing features, Does not support video editing
  • Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera

    2.271.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Give your selfies a makeover

    9
    146 votes
    • PROS: Connects with social media sites, Touch up photos, Enjoys taking selfies, Impress contacts with good photos
    • CONS: Lackluster filters despite the variety, Limited photo editing tools, Cannot actually make users look better, Lacks new updates
  • Photo Grid

    6.96

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps

    Get in touch with your inner artist to effortlessly create cool photos

    8
    580 votes
    • PROS: Packed with features, Very easy to use and intuitive, Allows you to edit images and create videos
    • CONS: Intrusive adverts
  • Photo! Editor

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android

    Edit and optimize photos the easy way

    7
    8282 votes
    • PROS: Fixes most imperfections in your images, Includes interesting tools to add light and morphing effects, Useful sidebar tutorial to explain features
    • CONS: Outdated interface, Lack of advanced image editing options
  • Photoshop 13.0.4 update for CS6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A Free Design & Photography program for Mac

    6
    146 votes
    • Paint.NET

      Portable 3.36

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Image Editing Tool and Alternative to Photoshop

      7
      204 votes
      • PROS: Good alternative to Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, Easier to use than its main competitors, Image editing is layer-based, Support for unlimited 'undo' and 'redo'
      • CONS: Less powerful than Adobe Photoshop, Not as many filters or brushes as its rivals, User-made plug-ins required for some effects, Dodge and burn tools are not fully reliable
    • Superimpose

      6.1.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Magical Photo Retouching

      7
      29 votes
      • PROS: Superimpose one photo to another photo, Edit foreground and background photos, Do editing on devices, Comes with plentiful of tools
      • CONS: Only superimposes photos, No redo function, Not updated, Runs slowly
    • Adobe Lightroom

      4.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Professional photo editing with the Adobe guarantee

      8
      24 votes
      • PROS: Supports most formats, Many settings are available, Accessible for casual users, Integration with Facebook and Flickr, Plugin system
      • CONS: Large learning curve
    • Easy JPEG Printer

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Design & photography program for Windows

      5
      42 votes
      • Gallery HD for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free Design & photography program for Windows

        5
        7 votes
        • Poster Designer

          (antes Poster Forge) 2.02.07

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free, User-Friendly Software Package for Poster Design

          6
          121 votes
          • PROS: Excellent user interface, Huge number of templates to use, Exports in image or PDF formats, Quality posters can be made in minutes
          • CONS: Free version adds watermarks, Not as powerful as Microsoft Publisher, Text editing is slightly limited, No option for leaflet layouts
        • Banner Maker Pro

          6.0.6

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A trial version Design & photography program for Windows

          6
          173 votes
          • SmartDraw

            2009 2014

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A trial version Design & photography program for Windows

            6
            230 votes
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