Photo Editing Reviews

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The Best Photo Editing Software for 2021

Whether you're a casual smartphone shooter or a professional using an SLR, software can get the most out of your images. We help you find the best photo editing software for your needs.

By Michael Muchmore

Adobe Launches Photoshop Beta Program

Also, Photoshop for iPad gets the beloved Healing Brush and Magic Wand tools, Sky Replacement and Transform Warp tools see big improvements on the desktop, and a new Discover panel boosts productivity.

By Michael Muchmore

Corel PaintShop Pro Review

4.0

Corel continues to add new photo editing possibilities to its PaintShop Pro software, making it a worthy Photoshop alternative on Windows for a budget-conscious, one-time price.

By Michael Muchmore

ON1 Photo RAW Review

3.5

ON1 Photo RAW is brimming with editing tools and offers a great selection of high-quality filter effects, but its interface is dense, and the program is short on organization and output options.

By Michael Muchmore

19 Tricks to Master Google Photos

Unlimited photo storage may be gone, but Google Photos still has plenty to offer. Here's everything you need to know about Google's photo storage and editing service.

By Eric Griffith

Adobe Lightroom Classic Review

5.0
Editors' Choice

Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom remains the gold standard in pro photo workflow software. It's a complete package, with top-notch organization tools, state of-the-art adjustments, and all the output and printing options you could want.

By Michael Muchmore

Adobe Lightroom Review

3.5

Adobe targets photography enthusiasts with this newer version of its Lightroom professional photo workflow program. Slick and nimble, it now boasts most of Lightroom Classic's photo-editing tools, but still lacks some workflow features, local printing, and plug-in support.

By Michael Muchmore

Adobe Photoshop Express Review

3.5

Adobes’ entry-level photo editing app is a freemium offering that lets you do some cool things with photos for free, but you'll need to pay to access to its best features.

By Michael Muchmore

Adobe Photoshop Review

5.0
Editors' Choice

The world's best image editing software adds mind-blowing neural filters, automatic sky replacement, and even better selection tools.

By Michael Muchmore

Nik Collection 4 by DxO Review

4.0

The Nik Collection is an iconic name in photo editing. DxO has revived the software, updating it for 64-bit operating systems and offering other improvements.

By Jim Fisher

Google Photos Review

4.0

Google's online photo app and service is still a terrific product with some smart AI tools, but the company no longer offers free unlimited storage.

By Michael Muchmore  & Max Eddy

Keep Your Sensitive Pics Private With Locked Folders in Google Photos

Locked Folders are coming first to Google Pixel smartphones; the feature will roll out to more Android devices 'throughout the year,' Google says.

By Chloe Albanesius

The Best Photo Editing Software for Macs in 2021

When it comes to editing digital photos on an Apple computer, there are plenty of options. These are the top performers in our testing.

By Michael Muchmore

DxO PureRAW Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

DxO PureRAW is a utility that runs your raw camera files through DxO’s state-of-the-art image optimizations so that you start photo-editing sessions with better images.

By Michael Muchmore

Adobe Photoshop Elements Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Adobe Photoshop Elements is an excellent option for photo hobbyists who don't want to pay a subscription or learn complex Photoshop techniques.

By Michael Muchmore

CyberLink PhotoDirector Review

4.0

Photo workflow and editing program CyberLink PhotoDirector offers a smooth interface and powerful tools. New in this version are a sky replacement tool, GIF animations, stock photos, glitch effects, people selection, and more.

By Michael Muchmore

Need to Switch a PNG to JPG? How to Convert Image and Web Files

Are you looking to convert a png to jpg or vice versa? How about a WebP file? Fear not, there are built-in tools on your PC and Mac, as well as third-party options, to help you get the job done.

By Jason Cohen

First Tests: Photoshop for M1 Macs Is Fast, If Not 1.5x Faster as Adobe Claims

Still, we ran the tests and the improvement is early evidence that M1-powered Macs can offer an advantage over competing machines for creative pros who use Adobe’s products frequently.

By Tom Brant

Serif Affinity Photo Review

3.0

Affinity Photo includes many of the editing tools we associate with Photoshop, at a more attractive price. But it lacks the polish and advanced capabilities found in Adobe’s software.

By Michael Muchmore

Apple Photos Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

Apple's already-impressive free desktop photo editor now has support for the ProRAW format used by the iPhone 12 Pro, better retouching features, and a vibrance slider.

By Michael Muchmore