What software do I use?

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to picking photo editing software and to be honest it really all depends on what works best for you. There are no right or wrong answers, but I want to show you which applications fit into my to top 3, so hopefully this will help you a little more when you edit your photos too.

Paid Photo Software

If you don’t mind looking at the priced options, then this list will definitely allow you to explore a much wider variety of photo editing applications.

Adobe Photoshop

At the very top spectrum of editing software is Adobe’s Photoshop and it has everything you need to make your images look perfect. There are many tutorials online that can help edit your photos professionally for your portfolio. Whether its complexity or simplicity, this is the best software all round.

One of the major downsides to photoshop is the cost. You will be looking at a price of £19 a month. So if you haven’t got that kind of budget their are other alternatives that may even be better suited for you.

Affinity Photo

Next in line is Affinity Photo. The company Serif have made this one of the most successful applications in the past fews years, winning multiple awards and recently going on to make their applications available for tablets too.

The reasons behind it’s success is because of its user friendly experience. The tools given to you are extremely advanced and whether you’re looking to remove objects or blend new items into your photo, it will always look extremely crisp and clean throughout.

The price of this product is £48.99 (one off cost).  Although this might seem expensive to some people, I would say that this money will always be well spent. I’ve used affinity for many years and I have never been disappointed with any of their applications.

Lightroom CC & Lightroom Classic

Adobe have also created another adobe application for photographers called Lightroom. Over the years this has become one of the most popular choices for photographers. Why? Because its simple, fast and easy to use.

If you more interested in the colour grading, lighting and clarity of photos, this might be the application for you. Photoshop and Affinity are designed for extreme editing, meaning you can be endlessly creative. Where as Lightroom is designed to bring out the natural beauty of your photography with sliders and adjustments.

The price of this application is £9.99 a month. I would recommend looking on Adobe’s website for additional offers or promotions, you might want to combine both Photoshop and Lightroom.