What are the best photo editing programs?

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    Fotor is a photo editing app that features over 300 photo effects. This professional editing tool is also ideal for creating collages, doing touch-ups, adding filters and stylish frames to images, photo stitching, and so on.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Janet Bailey
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Okay i thought this is only an online tool i mean you can only use it via a web browser i didn't know this can be downloaded on your PC LMAO. Anyway, so i am quite popular on IG since i have thousands of followers because of my good photos which i edit via this tool. "
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    #2Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software that became the industry standard today used by professionals and hobbyists alike. It has plenty of features allowing amounts of photo editing jobs to be done.


    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Elizabeth Silva
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "How should i start this? I think that Photoshop has definitely changed the way i design and edit photos for the company i work for. Like for instance, you know that you got the perfect shot but then you check it again and see something is making it less than perfect so you need to you some tools to remove unwanted things seen on the photo using this program. If i were you and do not know anything about Photoshop i suggest that you take the time to learn all the features of this. "
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    #3Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is a professional photo editing program software for graphic design, image editing, and illustrating. This features shape tool, photo grids, smart shapes, stock photos, and other effects.




    He Zhang
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "For me this is way more intuitive than traditional photo editors like PS. Been a PS user til I was introduced to Xara. And this has made my designs quicker to accomplish."
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    #4MAGIX Photo Premium

    MAGIX Photo Premium

    MAGIX Photo Premium is a photo editing software which allows users to customize their slideshow and graphic design creations. This package includes Photostory Deluxe and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.




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    Luminar is an image editing software for Windows and Mac that allows you to edit pictures with an easy-to-use interface. It allows you to apply filters, process raw images, shift hues, and much more. 


    Mac, Windows


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    #6PaintShop Pro

    PaintShop Pro

    PaintShop Pro is a professional photo editor which can serve as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop that includes new features. This has enhanced performance, speed and quality, as well has been simplified. 



    $79.99- Free trial available

    María de Lourdes Salinas
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Thanks to PaintShop Pro i have learned to edit photos. Honestly, i was very unfamiliar with photo editing when i started using this however, i find that this program is easy to use for beginners as it provides hands-on editing tools to tweak photos. Another thing though is that there are tutorial vids available on youtube so you can def learn more about it"
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    #7Adobe Lightroom Classic

    Adobe Lightroom Classic

    Adobe Lightroom Classic is a photo-editing software by Adobe which lets users punch up colors, straighten tilted shots, and many others. The software also allows the import of photos, generate previews, and panorama stitching.



    $9.99- Free trial available

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    #8DxO PhotoLab

    DxO PhotoLab

    DxO PhotoLab, formerly known as DxO Optics Pro, is a photo editing software developed by French company DxO Labs. It is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems and offers a 30-day free trial.


    Windows, Mac

    $129- $199

    Song Zhao
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "IMO DxO PhotoLab has an edge in refining photos beyond what is available in other full capacity software such as Photoshop. "
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    GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is an illustrative digital freeware which serves as a photo-retouching program, image compositor, and image authoring. This program was created in 1996.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Charles Watson
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Been using GIMP for years already and based on my experience this is perfect for creating graphics for websites and logos as well as photo editing. Let's be honest professional photographers might want to use Adobe than this but for me this is a fantastic tool that is free and can also be your learning curve before you buy the paid software out there. "
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    #10Photoscape X

    Photoscape X

    Photoscape X is a free and easy-to-use photo editing software which allows you to enhance and fix your photos with its features from filters, tools, and special effects. This is available in 10 languages. 


    Windows, Mac


    Liliana Valadez
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Photoscape X has the tools needed for enhancing and editing photos from blur effect to a lot of filters and special effects to edit photos. The best part is that it has a straightening tool as well as a preview function of the outcome of your edit. "
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    #11Adobe Lightroom CC

    Adobe Lightroom CC
    Adobe Lightroom CC is designed for professional photographers for managing and editing large quantities of photographs. With this software, you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens. 

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Alice Walsh
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Almost all of photo editors i personally know edit their photos through Lightroom because c'mon this has lots of features and you can even edit photos in detail and in any format. Not just that it also syncs with your devices. "
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    #12Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements is a photo editing software which can automatically organize your photos and make them look stunning with its intelligent photo editing options. It now also has enhanced guided edits. 


    Windows, Mac


    Deborah Carter
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "Anyonne who is just starting to learn about photo editing i suggest that you check out Photoshop Elements because this program has helped me a lot to edit photos. Not just that it also has helped me organize photos using its built-in content intelligence. isn't that amazing eh?"


Best What are the best photo editing programs
1FotorApps 1 Free
2Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 1 Paid
3Xara Photo & Graphic DesignerSoftware 0 Paid
4MAGIX Photo PremiumSoftware 0 Paid
5LuminarSoftware 0 Paid
6PaintShop ProSoftware 0 Paid
7Adobe Lightroom ClassicSoftware 0 Paid
8DxO PhotoLabSoftware 0 Paid
9GimpSoftware 0 Free
10Photoscape XSoftware 0 Free

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