Consumers have their choice when it comes to photo editing software, but depending on your skill level you might find yourself overwhelmed by the choice and sheer amount of features you can choose from. Here’s a rundown of the best photo editing tools you can use right now, regardless of your skill level.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe continues to lead the way for photo editing, as well as many other creative projects with its tutorial style platform and powerful editing tools. If you are new to photo editing, Adobe makes it easy to get over the learning curve fast so you can get to work faster. And if you are more experienced, you can up the ante with expert mode. Keep an eye on Adobe products as they upgrade quickly and are constantly bringing out new versions of products.
ACDSee Mac Pro 3
While this photo editing software does not have a lot of features that Adobe does, it is half the price. It comes with what you would expect from a basic photo editing software and is good for people who are just starting out with photo editing. It’s not overwhelming and is easy to use because of that. What ACDSee does have over Adobe is a built-in photo organizer; which lends to the ease of use for novice users, since they won’t have to go to a different location on their computer to first find their photos, and then edit them.
FX Photo Studio Pro
FX is easy to use and comes with over 170 photo filters that can be used to really bring your photos to life. It doesn’t have a lot of advanced features, which makes it user friendly for the novice photo editor, but also makes it easy to get in and get out quickly when you do want to make small changes to your photos. What’s neat about FX Photo Studio is the side-by-side comparison window that lets you continuously see what your before photo looks like and you can easily determine what other changes you want to make to alter your photos in real time.
Mac Photo Editor (Built in)
One should not overlook the free photo editor that comes standard on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the iMac. If you aren’t sure of what you need in a photo editor, the built in software on Mac products will give you an opportunity to determine what is lacking and what you like to use as basic tools. Once you get the hang of editing photos in the easy-to-use photo editor already on your Mac computer, you can make the decision to invest in a more fulsome photo editing product. It’s a good place to start and get your feet wet before venturing out to a more advanced product.