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Since this site is all about wallpapers and photos, I want to write something on how these amazing wallpapers and photos have been created.You'll probably wondering how these images were created and the answer is simple,through the use of powerful photo editing softwares.There are a many available softwares today and you should consider a lot of factors before purchasing them like its ease of use, import and export formats, editing capabilities, photo sharing capabilities,output capabilities,organizing capabilities and most importantly, help/documentation/support.Below are the current photo editors available today and some with free versions you can download with a limited time trial period.

1. Adobe Photoshop CS5
           
Adobe Photoshop CS5 redefines digital imaging with breakthrough tools for photography editing, superior image selections, realistic painting, and more. And now, use it with creativity,boosting mobile apps.I'm currently using adobe photoshop and it's really powerful though it requires a lot of time to master the ticks of using it.Buy this product on Amazon or Upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS5.See also Photoshop CS5 Video Tutorials.

2.Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate
         
If you already own a lower version of this software, you just need additional $79.99 to upgrade but if you want the full version the price is $99.99.There is also a trial version of Corel if you just want to try it. This software gives you the freedom to create your best images ever. Along with all the photo-editing power of PaintShop™ Pro X4, you get award-winning Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 photographic filters, your choice of 21 high-quality images from Fotolia and free Picture Tubes. Plus, the new HDR module, photo blending features and an updated RAW Lab put everything you need to manage, create and share incredible photos in your hands! This software is not easy to manipulate and it takes time to learn it.Buy this product on Amazon.

               
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 is the newest version Photoshop Elements .If you currently using the previous version and want to upgrade, you just have to pay $79.99. But if you want to buy the software with Adobe Premiere Pro, the price is $119.99. This software helps you turn everyday memories into sensational photos you'll cherish forever. Easily edit photos and make photo creations using automated options, share photos with your social network, and view photos virtually anywhere you are.Upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Elements 10  or Buy Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 on Amazon or Buy Adobe Photoshop Elements + Premiere Elements 10 on Amazon.

          
Talking about speed and ease of use, Xara designer is unbeatable making it not just a highly productive tool, but a pleasure to be creative. Price ate € 69, this software is a bit expensive but worth enough to use without giving you any trouble in learning it.

           
Price at $95.99, this is a fast, powerful and intuitive photo editing software and is compatible with all popular image formats including RAW files. PhotoPlus X5 has all the tools you need to give a professional finish to your photos, edit RAW files from popular digital SLR cameras in a dedicated Raw Studio and  easily change white balance, highlights, and exposure as well as reduce noise, reduce chromatic aberration, adjust bit depth and more.Buy Serif PhotoPlus X5 on Amazon.


ACDSee Photo Editor is the best software for making well-designed photo projects. You’ll learn effortlessly with the How-to Palette. At the end of a project, you’ll have a useful gift, and you will have learned both photo editing and graphic design skills. If you don’t need web applications and other sharing methods or a sophisticated organizing system, this is the right choice for creative types.
New Versions Available: 

ACDsee Pro 5. Achieve total control of your photography workflow and get back behind the lens faster with            ACDSee Pro 5.
Price: $239.99 

ACDsee 14. Unleash your creativity with ACDSee 14 including everything you need to take control of your growing photo collection.
Price: $79.99

ACDsee Pro (Mac).This version offers fast and flexible photo workflow and is designed for Mac uses only.
Price: $169.99

7. Photo Explosion 4.0 Deluxe
  
Price at $49.95, Photo Explosion made history as the first software of its kind to deliver powerful editing features, spectacular special effects and professional-quality photo projects all together in one program. If you want to have fun with your photos,apply simple effects, make greeting cards, send to a friend’s iPod, or post animations online, Photo Explosion is a good choice. Great for kids’ projects with more clip art and templates than any other software in this group.Buy Photo Explosion Deluxe 4.0 on Amazon.

        
Ulead PhotoImpact is a complete image-editing suite for enthusiasts who want professional results without the steep learning curve. Take advantage of PhotoImpact's powerful feature set including high dynamic range, the touch-up tool and the object extraction wizard. However, it is technical, lacks adequate integrated help, and requires a second program for full functionality. But all in all, this powerful graphics program will appeal to photographers and Web designers who need a significantly cheaper alternative to monster packages such as Photoshop. Download free version here.


Price at $39.99, this software makes picture things easy and helps you manage photos, videos, and music files on your computer, and provides fun and exciting ways to enjoy them.The only cons for this software is that, it has many functions that require purchasing additional software.

           
Price at $79.99, this software helps you create incredibly detailed photos with brilliant colors using HDR, provides tools to improve skin color, remove wrinkles, and whiten teeth and processes RAW DSLR formats and large image files with ease.Buy ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6 on Amazon.

           
Photolightning is a program that is perfect for the beginning photo editor. While this program does not have all the deluxe bells and whistles of the industry's leading programs, it provides all the basic tools in a simple way that allows any of us to become a competent photo editor. In addition, photolightning's archiving feature allows you to create photo CDs with ease.

Best Photo Editing Softwares That Are Free To Download

If budget is an issue, there are also good photo editing softwares you can choose from and use it for free.Below are among the best and you are free to download it. Just click on photo editor you want and it will direct you to the download site.

1.Photoscape
PhotoScape is free for non-commercial use and runs on Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista. This software is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

2. GIMP for Windows 
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks asphoto retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

3.Paint.NET 
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

4. Photo Pos Pro Photo
This is a free photo editor that offers users a wide variety of possibilities in the fields of Image Enhancing and Image Editing and in the field of Computer Graphics Design. Using the editor you can perform various tasks, from simple basic tasks to complex tasks; you can edit existing images, create new works based on existing images, and create new works from scratch and more.

5.Pixia 
Pixia is a freeware bitmap graphics editor program for Windows created by Isao Maruoka.It is the English version of a popular free painting and retouching software that originated in Japan. It features custom brush tips, multiple layers, masking, vector- and bitmap-based drawing tools, color, tone, and lighting adjustments, and multiple undo/redo. 

6. VCW VicMan's Photo Editor 
VCW VicMan's Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features. This powerful application is user friendly, offering simple image editing, high productivity and easy customization.

PhotoFiltre PhotoFiltre is free for private, non commercial or educational use (including non-profit organizations).This is a simple, but elegant user interface and a lot of one-click image adjustments, filters, and effects. There is a built in image explorer panel for visually navigating your file system, basic drawing, painting, retouching and selection tools, and batch processing capabilities.

Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation. It has a flexible brush handling method which encourages creative drawing. It's similar to what good old Deluxe Paint had, so if you're familiar with DP, you will love Ultimate Paint.

ImageForge is a freeware image editor with painting and editing tools. Allows you to import images from scanners and digital cameras, apply special effects filters, and create photo albums and slideshows. Although this is teaser program for the shareware ImageForge PRO, it's probably a few steps above Microsoft Paint.

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