Download Photography - Best Software & Apps

  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    2815 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 CS6 update

    13.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free patch for those with Photoshop already installed

    7
    5130 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
    13684 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 Express for Windows 10

    1.0.0.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Light Photoshop version for Windows 10

    7
    1451 votes
    • PROS: Free, Basic editing in an instant, Auto correction
    • CONS: Some effects are extra, Too simple for advanced users
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 Update

    10.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The official patch for Adobe Photoshop CS3

    8
    4896 votes
    • PROS: Improves Photoshop's stability, Official patch released by Adobe
    • CONS: None
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    CC

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Professional photo editing with the Adobe guarantee

    7
    1684 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
  • Sweet Selfie

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Sweet Selfie can make you look great and prove it!

    8
    251 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

    4.4.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free App for Shutter Bugs

    8
    195 votes
    • PROS: Packed with useful features, Impressive editing options
    • CONS: Camera is a little blurry, Not suitable for all Android models
  • Photo Grid

    6.86

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps

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

    7
    525 votes
    • PROS: Packed with features, Very easy to use and intuitive, Allows you to edit images and create videos
    • CONS: Intrusive adverts
  • Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Beautifying Photos

    8
    97 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! Editor

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Symbian

    Edit and optimize photos the easy way

    7
    8230 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
  • Superimpose

    6.0.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Magical Photo Retouching

    8
    12 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
  • Photoshop 13.0.4 update for CS6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A Free Design & Photography program for Mac

    6
    145 votes
    • Paint.NET

      Portable 3.36

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Image Editing Tool and Alternative to Photoshop

      7
      188 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
    • ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2018

      2019.0.0.1132

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The Intuitive Professional Photography Package

      7
      198 votes
      • PROS: RAW workflow management tool, very efficient, Easy to learn, Great mobile app
      • CONS: No layer-based editing
    • Open Camera

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Take photos like a pro

      8
      15 votes
      • PROS: Has guide grids, Less likely to capture blurred photos, Takes high-quality photos, Ideal for taking landscape and portrait photos
      • CONS: No picture and video editing tools, No filter presets, Can be confusing for beginners, Zooming in can make photos grainy
    • Easy JPEG Printer

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Design & photography program for Windows

      5
      42 votes
      • Screen Marker

        0.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Design & photography program for Windows

        6
        93 votes
        • SmartDraw

          2009 2014

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A trial version Design & photography program for Windows

          6
          225 votes
          • VSCO Cam™

            4.3.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            iPhone
            Android

            Capture great photos and edit them with this stylish camera app

            9
            12 votes
            • PROS: Good image quality, Customizable preset filters, Presets are expandable through store, Excellent editing tools, Very attractive design
            • CONS: User interface akward to use at first, Community features poorly implemented
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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          210.0.148967.5Windows
          33.9.141.259136847.5Windows, iPhone
          413.0.651307.3Windows
          51.182306.8Windows, Android, iPhone, Symbian
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