This is a guide to some of the best photo editing software for advanced users. By advanced users, I mean, you are familiar with using layers and graphic program. If you are an advanced user and want a jammed up photo editing program, check out the programs below.
Adobe Photoshop is one of the best programs available for editing photos. This photo editing software can do everything from enhance the color to adding objects. There are many effects that can be applied to the photos with a few clicks of the mouse. You need to know how to use layers to be able to get the best out of this program. If you do not know how to use layers, there are some things you can do. But using layers will carry you a long ways in Photoshop.
Photoshop is designed for Windows. You can download a free trial of Photoshop from Adobe and use it for 30 days. After the trial expires, you must pay the $600 to $700 depending on the version. Photoshop is a fairly large program, so you would definitely need to be on dsl or higher to download it. I think it is about 600 megabytes, again depending on the version.
Paint Shop Pro
Paint Shop Pro is pretty similar to Photoshop. Paint Shop Pro does not offer all the effects and more advance editing as Photoshop. But there are plenty of effects available in Paint Shop Pro and it is a lot cheaper than Photoshop. Paint Shop Pro has all of your basic editing tools along with many effects and transitions that can be applied to your photos. The thing about Paint Shop Pro is you don’t need to be an expert on layers to edit photos.
Paint Shop Pro can be downloaded from Jasc website. It too is used on Windows. You can download it for free and try it for 30 days. Then you can pay the $69 if you decide to keep it. The price may vary a bit depending on the version you get.
Gimp is a bit different from the above two photo editing software. This program is free to use and is suppose to be similar to Photoshop. However, being a user of both Photoshop and Gimp, there is no comparison. Photoshop has Gimp out beat any day. But if you are looking for a free photo editing software, Gimp maybe the one to try. This program is a bit difficult to understand. You would definitely have to use their help file or read tutorials to help you out. Gimp does everything from the basic edit to advance editing and applying effects. Gimp can be downloaded from the Gimp website.