Professional Photo Editing Software
In this, the final segment in this series on how to choose photo editing software, we’ll take a look at the grand daddy of all photo editing software, Adobe Photoshop CC. I find this to be overkill for most of my photo editing needs, but I do have a copy of Photoshop on my computer for those rare occasions when nothing else seems to work for me.
Adobe Photoshop CC is a massive program which invented the genre of powerful layer-based image manipulation. It can be purchased together with Lightroom for $9.99-a-month with a Creative Cloud Photography subscription. For a professional maker of images for Web or print, this is a must have package that offers the most advanced tools, including camera vibration reduction, content-aware move and fill, automated action sets, and 3D image manipulation.
If Photoshop is either too much of an investment for you or too steep a learning curve, you can check out the free but surprisingly powerful GIMP summarized in an earlier segment. Although it is not as powerful as Photoshop and the user interface is not as user friendly, many believe that it is the next best thing. Until next time, Happy Shuttering!