image editing software

A Comprehensive List of Image Editing Software For Photographers

I have stopped updating this post as software updates/discontinues and their prices changes from time to time. However, you can still use this as a guide to what is available out there.


Are you starting in photography?

Don’t know what image editing software out there you can use or buy?

Here is a list of free and paid software to consider.

The URL and pricing of these software are correct during the revision of this post (February 2017).

There are no affiliate links on this page. These are for your information only 🙂


​Free Image Editing Software

There are actually a bunch of image editing software you can use it for free.

If you are looking for something similar to Adobe Photoshop, try GIMP, GIMPshop or Gimphoto.

Free Web-Based Image Editor

These are web-based editor, often very limited in their functionality.

You can do basic image editing with these and some do offer filters and presets.

Premium Image Editing Software

These are the ones where you need to purchase a license to use them.

Some are subscription only (you need to pay monthly or annually to renew your license) and some are lifetime license (a once off payment to purchase the license).

The majority of these support RAW file and others can be used to organise your images.

Software

Mac

PC

Price

Yes

Yes

From $9.99/month

Yes

Yes

From $9.99/month

Yes

Yes

From $59.99

Yes

No

$29.99

No

Yes

$79.99

Yes

Yes

$99.99

Yes

No

$49.99

Yes

Yes

€129

No

Yes

$79.99

Yes

Yes

From $4/month or $120 lifetime

Yes

No

$29.99

Yes

No

$69.99

Yes

Yes

$99.99

Yes

Yes

$59.99

Yes

Yes

$299.99

No

Yes

$99.99

No

Yes

$89.99

No

Yes

From $59.99

No

Yes

$39.95

Yes

Yes

$34.95

Yes

No

$59

Yes

No

$59.95

Yes

No

$39.95

No

Yes

From $10/year or $30 lifetime

No

Yes

$29.95

No

Yes

$45

Yes

Yes

€59

Yes

Yes

$150

No

Yes

$49.95

Yes

Yes

$79.95

No

Yes

$399

No

Yes

From $170

Yes

Yes

$129

Yes

Yes

$149

Iridient Developer (Raw Editor)

Yes

No

$99

Be Funky Plus (web-based)

N/A

N/A

$4.95/month or $24.05/year

I hope you find this useful.

Do let me know if you found more software be added to the list or a broken link.



  • Jack Moore says:

    Hey, I like your list of image editing software, everyone can find a suitable one for themselves. However, the other day I’ve found another automatic photo enhancer: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/244476/20190727/photoworks-advanced-photo-editing-made-simple.htm. It’s mostly about one-click edits, good results so far. The software is perfect for beginners and worth to have a look at.