Photo Software for Digital Imaging
Over the past decade, Adobe Photoshop has been the number one imaging software for photographers of all levels from beginners to professionals. Today the range of digital imaging software for photographers is vast and some of the most popular products include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, GIMP, Serif PhotoPlus, Ulead PhotoImpact, ACDSee Photo Manager and many others.
For most photographers who may only use digital imaging software for basic manipulation, Adobe Photoshop CS5 is unnecessary and costly. With this in mind Adobe produced Photoshop Elements which is a fraction of the price of Adobe Photoshop CS5 but has all the main editing features required by most photographers.
For advanced or professional photographers, the choice is fairly straightforward with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 dominating the market. Adobe Photoshop CS5 is used by a variety of imaging professionals including web designers, graphic designers, video professionals as well as photographers. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 was designed primarily for photographers and provides an effective solution for photographers who want to simply their workflow. With Lightroom, the photographer can manage each stage of the workflow including importing images, editing, photo management and showcasing images.