Top 10 Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017 (Graphics Designing Review)

Top 10 Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017 (Graphics Designing Review)

Top 10 Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017 (Graphics Designing Review)

Top 10 Best photo editing software for Mac in 2017
There’s more to image-editing than Photoshop, and we check out some smart and affordable alternatives

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
1. Adobe Photography plan

Get Photoshop and Lightroom for a single and surprisingly affordable subscription
Platform: Mac and PC | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: Yes | Raw conversion: Yes

Adobe caused a storm when it moved over to a subscription system for its software, and it did initially look like a pretty pricey deal. But the price has dropped, the dust has settled and the world has carried on turning on its axis. Now, if you take out an annual subscription, you can get Photoshop and Lightroom for just £8.57/$9.99 per month.

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
2. Phase One Capture One Pro 10

Capture One is a high-end rival to Lightroom and delivers high-quality results
Platform: Mac and PC | Image-editing: Limited | Cataloguing: Yes | Raw conversion: Yes

Capture One started out as a dedicated software tool for Phase One’s professional medium-format cameras, but it’s been developed into a very powerful raw conversion and image-editing tool for any camera owner.

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
3. Serif Affinity Photo

Serif shrugs off its budget background with a stunningly powerful Photoshop rival
Platform: Mac | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: No | Raw conversion: Yes

Mac users who don’t need Lightroom’s organisational tools and who long for a Photoshop alternative on an old-school licence arrangement need to look at Serif Affinity Photo. Best-known as a developer of budget Windows creative applications like PhotoPlus, Serif has branched out into professional Mac software with its new ‘Affinity’ range.

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
4. Adobe Photoshop Elements 15

Element is a great image-editing tool, but version 15 brings just a handful of changes
Platform: Mac and PC | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: Yes | Raw conversion: Yes

Photoshop Elements is like the ‘amateur’ version of Photoshop. It’s a lot more novice-friendly, but you do miss out on a lot of Photoshop’s more advanced features.

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
5. Cyberlink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra

PhotoDirector 8 is like a third-party homage to Lightroom, but with some twists of its own
Platform: Mac and PC | Image-editing: Yes| Cataloguing: Yes | Raw conversion: Yes

If you’re familiar with Lightroom you’ll notice the two programs aren’t a million miles apart. The main image window offers a selection of viewing modes, allowing you to choose what’s most convenient for photo browsing or image processing.

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
6. MacPhun Luminar 1.0

Luminar’s loopy-looking approach to photo editing is actually rather smart
Platform: Mac | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: No | Raw conversion: Yes

Don’t be fooled by that cheesy ‘MacPhun’ pun-making. This company makes properly powerful software that combines single-click presets that anyone can use with powerful back-end adjustments for enthusiasts and experts.

Best Photo Editing Software For Mac in 2017
7. MacPhun Creative Kit 2016

This Mac-only suite is a clever, modern creativity-booster
Platform: Mac | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: No | Raw conversion: (via Mac OS)

You get a collection of programs that can work as standalone tools or as plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture (if anyone is still using it).

8. ON1 Photo 10

On1’s all-in-one photo browsing and editing suite has a new name and a new look
Platform: PC and Mac | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: Folder browsing and albums | Raw conversion: Yes

ON1 enjoyed years of success with its collection of Photoshop plug-ins, before going on to wrap them up together as a standalone, self-contained ‘PhotoSuite’ of apps. The new edition, renamed as Photo 10, streamlines the process.

9. Corel PaintShop Pro X8

Corel’s veteran image-editing software is brought right up to date
Platform: PC only | Image-editing: Yes | Cataloguing: Folder browsing | Raw conversion: Yes

PaintShop Pro’s aim is to rival Photoshop’s versatility and image editing power but to be easier to use and cost a fraction of the price, and almost all of Photoshop’s most useful tools have an equivalent in PaintShop Pro, and though they often work slightly differently, it doesn’t take long to adapt, especially with help from the Learning Centre.

10. DxO Optics Pro 10

Optics Pro 10 extracts the best quality possible from your raw files and your lenses
Platform: Mac and PC | Image-editing: Limited | Cataloguing: No | Raw conversion: Yes

All raw conversion tools are not the same, and DxO Optics Pro is the perfect example. Optics Pro started out as a tool for correcting the distortion, chromatic aberration, edge softness and vignetting that almost all lenses exhibit, using lab-developed correction profiles.

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