Best photo editing software? 7 Photoshop alternatives tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 12/03/2013 01:00am

    Best photo editing software: the verdict

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Review: the verdict

    Each of these photo editing software programs brings something unique to the table, and their scores reflect how well their feature-set and performance compare with Photoshop CS6.

    Adobe Lightroom offers an effective way of working with your photos, and Aperture does the same for Mac owners.

    Corel PaintShop Pro X5 is cheap, straight-forward and effective, while PhotoPlus X6 tackles Photoshop head-on.

    DxO Optics Pro concentrates on image enhancement, beating the limitations of your camera and lenses.

    Our top three best photo editing software programs in a nutshell

    01 Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

    What’s good: It does almost everything you’d need an image editor to do
    What’s bad: The novice-orientated approach could get on your nerves
    Our verdict: Elements 11 is great at both organising and editing your photos, whatever your level of photographic experience

    02 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

    What’s good: Combines organising and editing
    What’s bad: Lacks more  advanced tools, like layers
    Our verdict: Does lots of things Photoshop doesn’t

    03 Corel PaintShop Pro X5

    What’s good: More powerful than Elements in some ways…
    What’s bad: Dated and awkward to use in others
    Our verdict: Good if you want to try new tools

    PAGE 1: Why you might want a Photoshop alternative
    PAGE 2: The photo editing software we tested
    PAGE 3: How we tested this photo editing software
    PAGE 4: Best photo editing software – our top Photoshop alternative


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    Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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