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Best Photo Editor Software Reviews

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Looking for the Best Photo Editors?


As a professional photographer, you sometimes need a good software in order to deliver the best quality pictures, with good lights and colors, and special effects that will impress. Beginner photographers need a do-it-yourself (DIY) software so they can learn the basics of image editing, so here are a few software reviews for amateur photographers.


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1.      Standard and free programs

As a beginner, your resources may not be as advanced as other professional photographers are. A modest camera with standard features would need to work together with a good photo editing software. The most easiest to use and free are the following :

·         Gimp – it helps you do corrections to colors, it enhances the contrast and brightness, removes red-eye, sharpens or blurs images and also adds special lightning effects
·         Paint.NET – is helps resizing and rotating photos, it has paint tools, special effects, support for layers and it's easy to learn
·         PhoXo – customizes images with cartoons, adds custom watermarks and helps image transformations, effects and more
·         Funny Photo Maker – turns images into posters, transforms still images into animations, adds wather effects, collages and frames
·         other free software : PhotoScape, Irfanview, PhotoFiltre, Chasys Draw, etc.

2.      Advanced video editing

Amateur photographers will need advanced photo software that might cost something. However, they are the best editors that you can use in order to deliver quality pictures, with perfect adjustments and resolution. Some of the most known photo editors are:

·         Adobe Photoshop : this is the most used photo editor for beginner DIY photo editors. All the features that are included in the Gimp program are developed in Photoshop as well. From blurring images, sharpening them, resizing, changing the colors, to background removal and body corrections, this photo editor brings out the possibility of changing a neutral and boring image into a colorful painting, by adding filters or visual effects. You can use the Healing brush to adjust irregular areas, the Radial Gradient tool to darken or highlight key points from the pictures, and the new Upright tool which adjusts lines that should be horizontal or vertical, correcting any perspective problems. Since January 2014, Adobe also launched a 3D printing capability, which helps users create a perspective design and show viewing angles on different objects
·         CorelDRAW and Corel Photo-Paint: If you don't want to edit photos that you took, with CorelDRAW you can actually design and create your own objects. It is the most advanced tool used by image designers, creating various banners, posters or logos, used also at public printers to adjust the image in the printing page. For photo editing, Corel Photo-Paint can be used to retouch and enhance images, bitmap creating and digital painting and also RAW image editing. It has a fashionable workplace, it uses simple customization, enhanced support for advanced cameras, special effects, interactive brushes, masks and filter effects. You can also resize images, crop them, sharpen or blur them, as well as adding adjustments on brightness, color levels or contrast.


Amateur photographers nowadays have a large variety of editors they can choose from, depending on the style and the adjustments they need on their photos. From a basic software like Gimp to an advanced one like Photoshop, pictures can be improved in a simple do-it-yourself way. For examples on various examples of photo editing you can check this website

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