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Organize media such as music, movies, or photos for easy access and browsability. Or transfer entire media collections from one platform to another.
Lightroom makes digital photography easier, faster, and more amazing. Experiment without limits in a nondestructive editing environment. Perfect your shots with advanced controls for tone, contrast, color, and more. Efficiently organize all your photos and share them almost anywhere.
Keywords and collections make it easy to categorize, find, and manage your favorite photos.
Use the Lightroom Develop module to make non-destructive adjustments, such as cropping, color correction, spot removal, tonal adjustments, and exposure.
In Lightroom, you do not save photos in the traditional sense. Instead, you export new sets of files that include Develop module adjustments. Lightroom export supports a variety of file formats suitable for a wide range of uses. For example, you can export photos as JPEGs to share online, or as TIFFs for a print publication.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful and versatile program for editing and enhancing your photos, as well as compiling them into a slideshow. With an intuitive interface and plenty of built-in tips along the way, this program makes advanced editing features available to all experience levels.
Nice interface: This app provides you with a large viewing area, which is nice when you're working to perfect an image. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice accessibility of the tools you use the most. Instead, these are nicely arrayed to the left and right of the viewing area, and collapsable menus keep everything within easy reach.
Direct uploads: In addition to photo editing and slideshow creation, this program also enables you to create HTML or Flash Galleries. When they're done, these can be directly uploaded to your website straight from the app.
Photo books: Another nice feature is the option to order physical photo books through the app. You can choose to have these printed by Blurb, or you can format them to export as a PDF and then print them yourself.
Text color: Some of the text in this program can be hard to read at times because of the lack of contrast with the black background that dominates the interface. This is especially true of the Tips, which are very helpful but are printed in gray in a black pop-up window.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a good option for novices as well as veterans. It offers a comprehensive list of features in an intuitive and attractive package, and it has some nice add-ons as well. You can try this app for free for 30 days, although you do have to create a free account with Adobe to do so. If you'd like to purchase a full license, it costs $178.77.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4.
ACDSee has superior file management capabilities. Finding, sorting, moving, organizing, and sharing—everything you need for complete mastery over your photography workflow is right here, at your fingertips. No uploading or importing your images. Add ratings, hierarchical keywords, tags, categories, location data and customizable color labels. And for 2022, we’ve added SVG file support to our already extensive list of supported file types.
All your photos, organized and easy to find, Memories that come to life. Better-looking photos effortlessly.
Keep all your images safe and sound and easy to find. Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, searchable and organized by the people, places, and things that matter. Google Photos is like having your own personal assistant to help you make the most of your photos.
Find and relive your memories with this tool.
The Photographer’s Secret Weapon With the explosion of digital photography, doesn’t everyone need a secret weapon? Compact and efficient by design for both the novice and skilled photographer! ACDSee Ultimate 2022 breaks the shackles of repetition and combats the agents of blandness by unleashing a world of creative control and endless possibilities. Ultimate 2022 offers incredible time-saving tools such as the all-new Media mode for interacting with the ACDSee photo database; and People mode, an AI engine that seamlessly places a name to a face. Add a bevy of new selection tools to an already robust Layering Editor, and you have a secret weapon for building your photography empire in an overcrowded digital world.
With Photo Gallery, it's a snap to get your photos and videos from your camera to your PC. Find your favorite photos and share them with friends and family. Make your great photos look even better, and create impressive panoramic photos too.
Windows Live Photo Gallery collects a simple set of tools for downloading, editing, and sharing photos. Its functional design and excellent capabilities make it one of the most user-friendly photo programs we've ever tested.
The program's interface was clearly designed by Microsoft and felt instantly comfortable, with the familiar feel of Windows. All the commands and functions were logically organized, and the program was pleasing to use, though the Help file's vague instructions for panoramic photos were a disappointment. Nevertheless, we uploaded some photos from our digital camera with a single button click and were quickly able to choose a shot to edit. Windows Live Photo Gallery offers basic editorial tools that seem likely to delight novices and frustrate photo experts. The program quickly cropped our selected image and minimally adjusted its color, but not much more. We were able to publish our photos online or even burn a CD within the program's interface, a surprising but pleasant addition. One disappointment was the Panoramic Photo feature. We were curious about creating panoramic photos, but apparently, you can't select it as a function, and the Help file offers little in the way of useful advice. Beyond that misstep, Windows Live Photo Gallery is a smooth and likable entry-level photo management system. This is a photo program anyone can use.
Windows Live Photo Gallery is a free utility from Microsoft. While it hit a snag with its panorama option, the overall program was smooth sailing, and we recommend it.
Picasa can transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one place means no more time wasted searching for folders or files. The program works with JPEG, GIF, BMP, PSD, and movie files and is compatible with most digital cameras; it detects your USB driver and imports pictures into albums.
Editing tools include cropping (standard or custom), removal of red-eye, and enhancing--even switching from color to black and white. Create slide shows set to your MP3s. Integration with Picasa's free Hello instant picture-sharing software lets you share hundreds of photos in seconds and chat in real time. E-mail photos with Picasa's built-in client to take the guesswork out of compressing images, and order photo-lab quality prints or print at home with no mistakes. You can also make instant backups to CD (or to other hard drives) of your photo collections, to organize your photos using labels and stars (just like with Gmail), to write captions for all pictures, and to organize videos as well as pictures.
Picasa is a photo editing and management program that also lets you take advantage of Google+ integration to back up your photos automatically. With a nice array of editing functions and other features, this program is a good photo management alternative for users of varying experience levels.
Automatic backup: Through this app, you can automatically back up all of your photos to Google+. All you have to do is log in with your Google account, and the backup will run in the background. Any new photos added will be automatically backed up as well, but none of these files will be public unless you choose to make them that way. If you do want to share any photos, though, having them in Google+ already makes it much more convenient to share them.
Editing tools: This app contains a nice set of editing tools that allows you to crop and straighten images, eliminate redeye, add contrast, and apply all kinds of filters. Many of the editing tools come with sliders to control the intensity of the effect they deliver, giving you the ability to find just the right balance for each image.
Import options: When you first open the app, it asks you whether you want to search only select preset folders and locations for photos to import or if you want to search your entire computer. While this is convenient when you want to add all of the photos on your computer to the app, it's not helpful if you only want to selectively add files to edit. You can't, for example, choose individual images or only certain custom folders, as the program selects the preset folders for you, and there's no way to stop the automatic import once it starts.
Picasa is a capable photo editing program with a nice set of additional features, including Google+ integration. It doesn't contain the types of advanced editing tools that power users may be looking for, but casual and novice users will likely find all they need through its intuitive interface. It is free to download and use and includes 1GB of storage for no additional charge.
The new Ashampoo Photo Commander 16 is a powerful all-in-one solution to view, edit and organize your photos. Features include automatic image optimization plus manual effects and various tools to recover faded images, remove scratches, fix red eyes and eliminate digital noise. The integrated batch processing is ideal for large numbers of images and supports conversion as well as common image manipulation features. Users can also create individual collages, calendars and photo cards based on multiple included templates and frame designs for quick results. Geotagging support makes it easy to search images and visualize their locations on a map and various advanced filter and grouping modes help with keeping track of huge collections. The program also features a presentation with resolutions up to 4K for smooth presentations across multiple displays. Slideshows with seamless transitions and background music can also be created.
From snapshot to finished picture: Stay organized every step of the way! The new design of MAGIX Photo Manager 16 Deluxe makes working with your digital photos and archiving videos faster and easier. Optimize your image collections, easily keep track of photos and videos, protect your media from unwanted access and present everything on your PC, on the Internet, or on your mobile device.
MAGIX Photo Manager 16 Deluxe is the ideal solution for making every step of the digital photo editing process efficient and productive. The program's user-friendliness and a wide variety of high-quality tools allow you to centrally manage your image and video archives. Discover the new Photo Manager 16 Deluxe now.
Extend the creative possibilities with the ultimate collection of photo editing and design software. Take your underwater and drone photography to new heights with the Sea-to-Skyâ?¢ workspace and level up your photo editing workflow with smarter tools powered by AI.
ThumbsPlus is a multi-talented application that will help you organize, view, edit, print, catalog and find all of your graphic files. It supports over a hundred digital camera, raster, vector, font and multimedia file formats. It provides superb thumbnails, a comprehensive graphic database with keywords, user-defined fields, and an easy-to-use and customizable user interface. It includes features found in no other product, such as sorting by image similarity and location of similar images. Other features include: 48-bit color and 16-bit grayscale support, contact sheets, printed catalogues, a Web Page Wizard, batch image processing, lossless JPEG rotation, watched ('hot') folders, automatic renaming, cataloguing of offline volumes, TWAIN support, and image galleries.
The program includes many image editing features, most available in batch as well as interactive mode, including color adjustment, color depth, color balance, color profile, color replacement, histogram stretching, auto-correction, image stamping (text and images), alpha channel, image combination, image compare, watermarking, built-in and custom image filters, resizing, rotation, turning, mirroring, cropping, and trimming to proportion. Python scripting is also supported. ThumbsPlus supports viewing and slide shows of raster, vector, multimedia and font files. Plug-ins are available in the Professional and Network versions for raw files from almost all digital cameras, Postscript, PDF, EPS and AI files, and EC Software IPP files. ThumbsPlus uses a Microsoft Access (JET) database by default and includes SQLite 3 support. The Professional edition can also use the following databases: MS SQL Server 2000 and higher, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL ThumbsPlus can share a database between multiple users and multiple computers, from a small workgroup to a large enterprise.