5 Tools Compared: What Is The Best Windows 8 Photo Editing Software?

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 For Windows8_ll As more people adopt the Windows 8 OS, the question of what program to edit photos with becomes more pressing. Many have put off the upgrade, waiting to see how the new photo editing programs pan out. favorites.

In this article, we’ll look at a variety of solutions, from apps put out by the Windows 8 app store to old

1 Aviary

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This app developed specifically for Windows 8 is taking the photo editing community by storm. The Android app previously released by the company has great reviews, and while the Windows 8 release is still fairly new, it’s garnering quite a bit of positive attention. The price point is a little high, but it’s a powerful photo editing suite with many easy to use tools. It’s also generally very stable, and is useful with a variety of Windows 8 devices.

2 Fotor

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Fotor has been heavily compared to Instagram, and this comparison is often a double edged sword. While the program boasts lots of easy to use tools which are great for budding photographers, many wonder why they should use it when Instagram already exists. Those who look closer will see that Fotor does go a little deeper than Instagram, with a wider array of tools as well as being tuned specifically for Windows 8. At any rate, it’s free, so there’s no reason not to try it.

3 Fhotoroom

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While the other programs we’ve looked at thus far work well on any Windows machine, Fhotoroom seems specifically tuned for use on the tablet. This is a great and extremely cheap way to manipulate photos in a hands-on environment, almost like high tech finger painting. Fhotoroom comes with dozens of screen filters, editing tools and other bells and whistles which make tablet editing fun and easy.

4 Adobe Lightroom

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For the serious photographer who doesn’t have the time to devote to learning more involved photo editing software, Lightroom is the solution. While it doesn’t have the functionality of some of the bigger programs available, it’s more than serviceable at less than half the cost. Adobe has assured users that any adobe product that worked with Windows 7 will also work with Windows 8. Those who already own Lightroom can breathe easy.

5 Adobe Photoshop

In the end, Adobe Photoshop will probably always be the first and last word in software editing for many. It’s expensive, you probably need to take a college course to fully understand it, and it often runs very slowly, but nothing else gets you results like Photoshop. Aside from all the versions that have worked with Windows 7, Photoshop CS6 has specifically vetted for use with Windows 8.

Whether you have the pioneering spirit to see what Windows’ innovative and cheap app store has to offer, or you love the tried and true, photo editing on Windows 8 will be as easy as Windows photo editing has always been. Keeping an eye on the Windows 8 App store is always a good idea, as new projects come out every week. You never know when something really great will come along.

Published: Friday, April 26th, 2013 Last Modified: April 26, 2013