We think it is time we checked out the latest Windows photo-editing software. You could use one to enhance your pics, and keep in mind that a desktop app will get a lot of updates to keep up with the latest photo-editing techniques.
We are here to give you the best PC photo-editing applications to try in 2020.
This was an exclusive Apple Mac editor, but then Luminar was released in 2018 for Windows 10/8/7.
Luminar and Aurora HDR give their users a brand new way to express themselves through the pictures they can create in a matter of minutes. The software is available at a price of $69.
This one comes with color toning, contrast, B&W processing, layers, sharpness, object removal, and layer photo enhancement tools. It comes with more than 40 filters: tone, vignette, soft focus, grain, radiance. You can use the 60’s Black and White so that it can give your photo a retro feel.
Serif Affinity Photo 5
This one is kind of new, and it was released for Windows 10/8/7/Vista. It is also available on Mac. The price is $50, and it is a serious kit for photographers that use advanced tools for editing. It comes with 57 customizable filters, and it offers full-resolution real-time previews for them. It includes adjustment layers, layer mask, layer effects, and layer group tools.
It also comes with a complete set of retouching tools, with Liquefy, which has over 120 brushes and even a macro tool for recording editing macros. We believe that its only problem is that it does not come with a photo organizer.
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photoshop has been in this industry for quite the time, and it represents the benchmark for all the photo editors out there. Adobe has released a version for Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista.
You could use Photoshop Elements, since its more accessible than CC. The Elements costs $99, and it has no monthly subscription, as CC has.
Adobe made Photoshop Elements as an alternative to CC. the software comes with a Guided mode that comes with tutorials and templates when it comes to editing pictures. The Quick Edit mode will also be appreciated by photographers. The software also has an Expert mode, which included more than 90 creative filters for the pictures.
This one is very simple, and it comes from the famous NCH Software. It has many features that are supposed to make your life easier. It supports all the popular image formats out there. You get every basic image tool, like cropping, resizing, rotating, color fixing, light, and color balancing. You will also be able to merge multiple exposures, which will allow you to create great HDR images. You can also use multiple layers, so you can apply or change different effects without actually destroying the photo.
You can also create photo collages, and there are plenty of effects for you – oil paint, cartoon, vignette, and also photo books. Let us not forget about the background replacement process, which is very easy to do, even for a beginner.
Corel PaintShop Pro
This one is seen as an alternative for Photoshop. It’s very user-friendly, and it has many filters and advanced editing options.
The standard version is available for Windows 10/8/7 at the price of $79.99. However, there is also the $99.99 PaintShop Ultimate version that comes with Painter Essentials 5, Perfectly Clear 3 SE, and Corel Aftershot 3 for RAW photo editing.
It comes with more than 86 filters for you to try. The app also comes with a Retro Lab for vintage effects, a graduated filter option, a Fade Correction tool, and lens correction fix – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are also many brushes and drawing tools for graphic design.