You can’t create world class images without the right editing software.
Depending on the type of images you want to create, you may be able to get the job done with the basics like
Here are some of our top choices…
The Industry Standard
Lightroom & Photoshop ($9.99/month)
There are a lot of very good competitors to Adobe’s Photography Plan but none of them can give you the complete photo editing experience of this combination of
It has evolved to a behemoth of software that spans across the photography, illustration, and graphic design industries.
There is a learning curve to be sure. But there isn’t much you can’t do in
Photoshop Plugin) ($39.99)
Lumenzia is the plugin that takes all the power of
If you have ever heard of things like luminosity masking, color masking, blend if layers, and wondered how the heck to use them effectively…then you need to check out this plugin by photographer Greg Benz.
Lightroom presets ($27-$107)
LRTimelapse (99 Euros)
If you enjoy shooting timelapse photography and aren’t using
There is a little bit of a steep learning curve, but there are plenty of tutorials available and once you get the hang of it, this program will become an invaluable part of your timelapse workflow.
The way it works is by utilizing the RAW editing power of
Davinci Resolve 15 (FREE)
Timelapse is a combination of photography and video, so if you want flexibility and control when putting together your timelapse sequences, then you’ll need a quality video editor. Despite the fact that Resolve is a high-end video editing software solution often used by feature film editors…Blackmagic (the company that makes it) actually gives it away as a free download.
In recent years they’ve added Fusion (a special effects editor comparable to After Effects) right into the Resolve workflow (also as part of the free program).
This may seem too good to be true, so here are the downsides…
You need a good graphics card in your computer in order to run the software at all. Also, there is less educational material out there for Resolve than there is for other more popular editors such as Premiere Pro.
If you don’t like Adobe or just want to give something else a try, you do have options. Here are some of the the better ones…
This relative newcomer to the world of photo post-processing is making a big splash in 2020.
It does all the basic things as far as image adjustment goes (brightness, color, sharpening, etc) but it’s the use of Skylum’s artificial intelligence engine that really sets it apart.
In just a few clicks, it does all the cool stuff that we used to take forever to do in
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