1. Adobe Photoshop CS5
Price at $199, this photo editing software redefines digital imaging with breakthrough tools for photography editing, superior image selections, realistic painting, and more. And now, use it with creativity,boosting mobile apps.I'm currently using adobe photoshop and it's really powerful though it requires a lot of time to master the ticks of using it.
2.Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate
If you already own a lower version of this software, you just need additional $79.99 to upgrade but if you want the full version the price is $99.99.There is also a trial version of Corel if you just want to try it. This software gives you the freedom to create your best images ever. Along with all the photo-editing power of PaintShop™ Pro X4, you get award-winning Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 photographic filters, your choice of 21 high-quality images from Fotolia and free Picture Tubes. Plus, the new HDR module, photo blending features and an updated RAW Lab put everything you need to manage, create and share incredible photos in your hands! This software is not easy to manipulate and it takes time to learn it.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 is the newest version Photoshop Elements .If you currently using the previous version and want to upgrade, you just have to pay $79.99. But if you want to buy the software with Adobe Premiere Pro, the price is $119.99. This software helps you turn everyday memories into sensational photos you'll cherish forever. Easily edit photos and make photo creations using automated options, share photos with your social network, and view photos virtually anywhere you are.
Talking about speed and ease of use, Xara designer is unbeatable making it not just a highly productive tool, but a pleasure to be creative. Price ate € 69, this software is a bit expensive but worth enough to use without giving you any trouble in learning it.
Price at $95.99, this is a fast, powerful and intuitive photo editing software and is compatible with all popular image formats including RAW files. PhotoPlus X5 has all the tools you need to give a professional finish to your photos, edit RAW files from popular digital SLR cameras in a dedicated Raw Studio and easily change white balance, highlights, and exposure as well as reduce noise, reduce chromatic aberration, adjust bit depth and more.
ACDSee Photo Editor is the best software for making well-designed photo projects. You’ll learn effortlessly with the How-to Palette. At the end of a project, you’ll have a useful gift, and you will have learned both photo editing and graphic design skills. If you don’t need web applications and other sharing methods or a sophisticated organizing system, this is the right choice for creative types.
New Versions Available:
ACDsee Pro 5. Achieve total control of your photography workflow and get back behind the lens faster with ACDSee Pro 5.
ACDsee 14. Unleash your creativity with ACDSee 14 including everything you need to take control of your growing photo collection.
ACDsee Pro (Mac).This version offers fast and flexible photo workflow and is designed for Mac uses only.
7. Photo Explosion 4.0 Deluxe
Price at $49.95, Photo Explosion made history as the first software of its kind to deliver powerful editing features, spectacular special effects and professional-quality photo projects all together in one program. If you want to have fun with your photos,apply simple effects, make greeting cards, send to a friend’s iPod, or post animations online, Photo Explosion is a good choice. Great for kids’ projects with more clip art and templates than any other software in this group.
Ulead PhotoImpact is a complete image-editing suite for enthusiasts who want professional results without the steep learning curve. Take advantage of PhotoImpact's powerful feature set including high dynamic range, the touch-up tool and the object extraction wizard. However, it is technical, lacks adequate integrated help, and requires a second program for full functionality. But all in all, this powerful graphics program will appeal to photographers and Web designers who need a significantly cheaper alternative to monster packages such as Photoshop. Download free version here.
Price at $39.99, this software makes picture things easy and helps you manage photos, videos, and music files on your computer, and provides fun and exciting ways to enjoy them.The only cons for this software is that, it has many functions that require purchasing additional software.
10. PhotoStudio 6
Price at $79.99, this software helps you create incredibly detailed photos with brilliant colors using HDR, provides tools to improve skin color, remove wrinkles, and whiten teeth and processes RAW DSLR formats and large image files with ease.
Photolightning is a program that is perfect for the beginning photo editor. While this program does not have all the deluxe bells and whistles of the industry's leading programs, it provides all the basic tools in a simple way that allows any of us to become a competent photo editor. In addition, photolightning's archiving feature allows you to create photo CDs with ease.