No alarms and no surprises, Lightroom is the most popular editing software

Best Photo Editing software: Young female photographer editing in her home office studio
(Image credit: Thana Prasongsin via Getty Images)

It’s no surprise that the most popular photo editing software among photographers is the one almost everyone has heard of – Adobe Lightroom. For most photographers, it offers all the editing features you could ever need, it’s easy to use and can be bought either on its own or part of a creative cloud package.

In a recent survey, Shotkit asked 657 photographers about their photo editing software. 37% of the photographers asked were professionals while 63% were amateurs but regardless, Adobe Lightroom was still the most popular software, with an enormous 58% of photographers using it. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.