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Which? reveals the best photo-editing software

Turn a good photo into a great one with a Best Buy

Our latest tests of photo editing software have shown that editing photos is more accessible than ever. You don’t have to spend hours getting to grips with complicated software or break the bank to get powerful editing features.

Our results include software from Adobe, Apple, Google and more. Seven software packages are free, and 2 of those, Pixlr and Google Picnik, are web-based. We ran each software package through extensive tests to reveal which are the easiest to use – and the most powerful.

Aperture screenshot

Getting creative with Apple Aperture 3


It is no longer necessary to pay for photo-editing packages as free software is now widely available. Modern Apple and PC computers come with iPhoto and Microsoft Live Photo Gallery 2011 respectively, for example. There are also many other programs you can download.

Web-based editing

Pixlr and Google Picnik are two web-based editors. You don’t download any software, instead you upload your picture to the website and edit there. There are pros and cons to this. See our reviews for more.

Also see:

  • Photo-editing software reviews 
  • Share your photos with Flickr
  • Digital cameras reviews
  • Digital SLR reviews 

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