What are the best Photography programs?

asked by Scott Haendel
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13 solutions
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    #1Adobe 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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Carol Yin
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I needed the best Photography program out. I found Photoshop, and it has been easy to learn and powerful to use."
  2. 19

    #2Adobe 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. 
    Software

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rosalba Reyna
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "Lightroom is far and away the app I use the most for editing my photos, whether I've got RAW or just the shot from my iPhone. The basics are intuitive and if you're willing to go deeper there's so much more you can do with it. I recommend watching a few youtube tutorials first."
  3. 17

    #3Gimp

    Gimp

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Jack Murray
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "Gimp is a wonderful tool if you don't want to dish out the money for say Adobe photoshop or another similar program. and to top it off its free what more can you ask for."
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    #4Movavi Photo Editor

    Movavi Photo Editor

    Movavi Photo Editor is a free user-friendly photo editing program where you can edit photos, add filters, remove objects, replace backgrounds, crop, resize, flip and much more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Christian Price
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I thought this was a very friendly editor. It's very easy to use and add filters and remove certain things. It also allows you to replace backgrounds and other things. And for a free application it's jam-packed with features."
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    #5Pixelmator

    Pixelmator

    Pixelmator is a tool wherein you can touch up photos or create your digital artworks from scratch using its wide range of tools, brushes, and effects. This is a great iPad alternative to Photoshop.

    Apps

    Mac, iOS

    $29.99

    Michael Reid
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "One of my hobbies is art, sometimes I like taking existing images and rebuilding them the way I find appealing. Pixelmator is a great on the go alternative to Photoshop. It does have issues however, it's a nightmare on smaller phones, you're better off with a larger iphone. Would recommend under these conditions."
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    #6Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix is a photo-editing application that runs on both iOS and Android devices. It lets users liquify, heal, lighten, color and adjust images and easily share them across other Adobe Creative Cloud system.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hannah Parker
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I just love having this on my phone. Since most people send out photo directly from a phone you can correct it right away. Instead of transferring to your desktop and making the fixes. Well done Adobe!!"
  4. 11

    #7Fotor

    Fotor

    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.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Maria Harrison
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I've tried a number of Photo Editors. This one is just OK. I used it for a bit then deleted it."
  5. 9

    #8Adobe Photoshop Express

    Adobe Photoshop Express
    Adobe Photoshop Express is a fast, powerful and easy way to edit photos on your Android, Windows, and iOS devices. You can customize your pictures, create collages and share them on your social networks.
    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Sara Arias
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This is a great photo editing tool for any photography enthusiast! It's like Adobe photoshop for your phone, which is an amazing idea to start with. I've done so much with this app, such as make collages, edit my photos, you name it. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys taking pictures and sharing them on social media. You will not regret getting this, because your pictures will look so much better and more professional. "
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    #9Art Set

    Art Set
    If you want an art set on your iPad, then you have to get this app! With Art Set, you can paint,  draw and edit photos with tools that feel like real. It is a very simple and fun application.



    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Charles Estrada
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I love to draw, but i was limited with what i could do when traveling. I had the idea to look for a photo editing App that i could use. I found Art Set on itunes and i was instantly hooked. It's like a virtual art set right on your phone! I'm able to take pictures and edit them, or just draw from scratch. This is a must have app for the artistic type!"
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    #10Canva

    Canva

    Canva is a graphics design tool where users can create professional designs by curating photos, text, animations, stickers, borders, frames and more. It also features albums and scrapbooks where users may collaborate with their friends. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Timothy Howard
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Canva is a photography app for ios devices letting you edit photos on the go and on different Apple devices. It's easy and straightforward to use letting you create very nice pictures."
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    #11PicSay

    PicSay
    PicSay  is a free and easy-to-use photo editor where you can correct the color of your pictures instantly, and also apply them titles, graphics, and much more. This is the tool for those who love to edit photos.



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lawrence Bates
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "i have to say this is one of the most fun photo editing app i have ever used, the filters make me laugh every time i try to edit a photo. Sometimes the editing does not stay so you have to go back into the app and redo it and click on the save button. Its just a minor glitch that i have come across. Other than that its good fun. "
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    #12iPiccy

    iPiccy

    iPiccy gives you all the power to edit photos right in your browser without any installation for free. Just upload any image to photo editor and proceed on editing your photos or creating a new element from scratch. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Harry Stewart
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "iPiccy is a solid choice for those looking for a simple photo editor. It compares fairly favorably to more advanced and expensive Adobe products, but without their cost or learning curves. The less tech-savvy will probably really appreciate it, and even professionals and semi-pros can utilize the app for projects where simple and quick edits are required."
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    #13DC Presets

    DC Presets

    DC Presets is a collection of presets for photo editing software Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. It contains 6 color presets, 2 black and white presets, an installation guide, and an editing tutorial.

    Other

    $99

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Summary

Best What are the best Photography programs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 25 Paid
2Adobe Lightroom CCSoftware 19 Free
3GimpSoftware 17 Free
4Movavi Photo EditorSoftware 17 Free
5PixelmatorApps 14 Paid
6Adobe Photoshop FixApps 13 Free
7FotorApps 11 Free
8Adobe Photoshop ExpressApps 9 Free
9Art SetApps 8 Paid
10CanvaApps 5 Free
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