Give your photos the treatment they deserve with these Black Friday editing software deals

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Black Friday camera deals will keep on coming throughout the weekend, before we set our sights on the best Cyber Monday camera deals (opens in new tab).

You’ll never get the best out of those big juicy raw files if you don’t invest in good editing software. Fortunately there’s a plethora of fantastic programs on the market that will allow you to tweak sliders, paint masks and add layers to your heart’s content. 

And while there are a range of image-editing programs to suit almost all budgets, Black Friday allows you to pick up plenty of software and subscriptions for less. So, if you’re looking to shake up your post-production workflow or enter the editing world for the first time, here are some options.  

Don’t forget – we have a massive Best Black Friday camera deals article (opens in new tab) that covers not just cameras, but everything connected with cameras, from lenses to tripods, to gimbals and more! Also, check out or Best Cyber Monday Camera Deals live blog (opens in new tab) – we like to start early! 

But before the tantalizing prospect of new hardware steers you away, take a look at the equally enticing software deals below. After all, the upcoming Christmas break is the perfect excuse to edit that photo backlog… 

Black Friday editing software deals: US

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022| (opens in new tab)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022| was $99.99 | now $59.99 (opens in new tab)
Save $40 Photoshop Elements borrows many of the powerful photo-editng tools from its bigger brother Photoshop CC without the monthly subscription.

Avid Media Composer 1-Year Subscription | (opens in new tab)

Avid Media Composer 1-Year Subscription |was $229| now $190 (opens in new tab)
SAVE $39
 Avid Media Composer is a professional video editing software that is used in broadcasting to Hollywood features and is capable of editing SD to 12K video, HDR, stereoscopic 3D and allows you to mix up to 64 audio tracks in 7.1 surround sound, at this price it's a no brainer!

Affinity Photo | save 30% | now $35 (opens in new tab)

Affinity Photo | save 30% | now $35
(opens in new tab)Save $15 A really powerful image editing program that works on PC or Mac, that is high up the list of the best photo editors (opens in new tab). The price gets you the latest version, and you get to own the software outright - so there are no monthly fees. Affinity Photo is always a great value buy... but this price makes it an absolute steal.

DxO PhotoLab 5 Elite | (opens in new tab)

DxO PhotoLab 5 Elite | was $219 | now $109.50 (opens in new tab)
Save $109.50 on DxO's flagship raw processing, lens correction and editing software, with precise control point adjustments and spectacular DeepPRIME noise reduction. It's a huge half-price discount on an excellent program.

DxO Nik Collection 4.2 down | (opens in new tab)

DxO Nik Collection 4.2 down | was $149 | now  $74.50 (opens in new tab)
Save $74.50 – that's half price!
The DxO Nik Collection has long been one of the top plug-in suites for photographers, with eight modules that can be launched from Photoshop or Lightroom, or as standalone apps. This is a great price on a truly legendary set of plug-ins.

DxO FilmPack 6 Elite | (opens in new tab)

DxO FilmPack 6 Elite | was $139 | now $69.50! (opens in new tab)
Half price!
DxO FilmPack 6 is the latest version of DxO's classic film and analog effects program, using lab-developed film simulations and a remarkable new Time Machine view to recreate analog photography looks through the ages. It works both as a plug-in and a standalone program.

DxO PureRAW | (opens in new tab)

DxO PureRAW | was £129 |now $64.50 (opens in new tab)
Now half price!
DxO PureRAW is a revolutionary raw processing tool that can batch process whole folders full of raw files and generate either JPG images or 'linear DNGs', with DxO's renowned raw processing, lens corrections and DeepPRIME noise reduction technology automatically applied.

Adobe Black Friday sale is here! Save 40% on 20+ CC apps (opens in new tab)

Adobe Black Friday sale is here! Save 40% on 20+ CC apps (opens in new tab)  $29.99/month (opens in new tab)
Adobe has knocked a huge 40% off the price of its All Apps plan - wherever you live in the world. This comes with all the Creative Cloud Applications (see below for full list), plus 100GB of cloud storage.
Hurry as the deal ends 26 November 2021

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 2022 | (opens in new tab)

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 2022 | was $150 | now $90 (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)SAVE $60.00 (40%) Upgrade your software and take your photo editing skills to the next level with Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Premiere Elements 2022

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Technique Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab), and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to astracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.