Best Photo Editing Software

4 years 7 months ago #586716 by Stephen-DiMaio
Hi All,

I am new here so I am not sure if even posting in correct sub forum. I will soon be getting a new dell laptop to edit the photos I take on my DSLR. I need feedback as to what the best possible editing software is out there for a windows and how much it costs. Looking to increase the number of photos I take this summer. Thanks in advance 


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4 years 7 months ago #586791 by Shadowfixer1
Subscribe to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. $9.99 a month and it's always updated with the latest they have. It's a steep learning curve at first but there are many free tutorials out there. If you don't want to do that, get Photoshop Elements to get your feet wet. It's $70. 

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4 years 7 months ago #586812 by garyrhook
Define "best"?

You might want to look at On1 RAW, Capture One, and LR. All have free trials (of varying lengths). DarkTable for opensource solutions (still needs work). Affinity. Luminar. Polarr. Google is your friend.

You will serve yourself well by taking the time to evaluate the candidates one at a time, and figure out what you like/dislke about each. Then make a decision.

As for price, that can easily be found on the web. You're looking at $100 - $150 for typical license. The Adobe Photoshop CC license at $10/month is your very best value, and you'll never outgrow LR and PS as a team. To put $10/mo into context, that's the price of an inexpensive lunch out once a month.

Do a web search, find some candidates, and do some research.


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4 years 6 months ago #592303 by Nikon Shooter

garyrhook wrote: Define "best"?


After a long and intensive search, I decides to stay away from
"presets" software as they don't learn one to cook.

At this point, and since some time already, I use Capture One.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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4 years 6 months ago #592347 by KCook
I switched from LR to ACDSee. But that's just me, editor selection can be very personal. As already suggested, download as many trials as you can stomach. Pick your own poison.

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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4 years 6 months ago #592348 by Nikon Shooter

KCook wrote: Pick your own poison.


I like that!  :cheer:

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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4 years 6 months ago #592445 by Pettigrew
It's funny, 10 years ago 90% of all my editing was done in Photoshop.  Now days, it's 90% in Lightroom.  Lightroom is very powerful and easy to use.  

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #746430 by isabellasophie
I am also here for the recommendations .


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1 month 1 week ago #747211 by Pat White

Pettigrew wrote: It's funny, 10 years ago 90% of all my editing was done in Photoshop.  Now days, it's 90% in Lightroom.  Lightroom is very powerful and easy to use.  


:agree:   nearly all my editing is via Lightroom these days  


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