How to Choose Your Photo Editing Software For Your Business

Today everyone from armature to professional web designers needs to edit photos for personal or business usage. Advertising, social media, internet sites, and emails, play an significant role today for business owners. What sells a product better than a picture? Photo editing plays a major part in presenting your image to the public. The digital age of photography has opened many doors for business owners allowing them to take photos of their product, edit, and upload to their blog, website, or social media.

Businesses require the right photo editing software for their company. Like any software photo editing software takes time to learn and get use to. When selecting your company’s photo editing software look for a program that will adjust to your growth and your photography skills. Before selecting your software decide on what you want your end results to be. Do you need software to create compositions with graphics and text? Do you need to create animated GIF images for your website? Will you be using your edited photos on your Website, Facebook, or emails?

Research the Photo Editing software programs on the Internet. Read the reviews of people who use this software. Many companies today offer software reviews for the top software people use. See if this software fills your needs before your buy. When selecting your software look for:

  1. Editing Tools
  2. Organizing
  3. Sharing
  4. Import Formats
  5. Output Capability
  6. Help and Document Support

Today there are many new photo editing software on the market and selecting the correct one for your business is difficult. Photoshop was the photo editor’s choice in the past, but today new photo software provides easy to use features for your editing needs. When choosing your software look for:

Shared Editing Tools:

  • Red Eye Removal
  • Resize Image
  • Rotate Image
  • Crop
  • Adjust Brightness and Contrast
  • Color Management
  • Adjust Color Saturation
  • Text Tool
  • Number of Included Fonts
  • Selection Tools
  • Background Removal
  • Undo and Redo
  • Painting and Drawing Tools
  • Number of Default Brushes
  • Shape Tools
  • Zoom
  • Percentage maximum Zoom Level
  • Layers

Advanced Editing Tools

  • Number of Creative Filters
  • Touch-up Tools
  • Fix Skin Blemishes
  • Whiten Teeth
  • Automatic Editing Choices
  • Auto Straightening
  • Object Removal
  • Cloning Tool
  • Convert Image to Black and White
  • Convert Image to Sepia
  • Advanced Selection Tools
  • Selective Color Replacement
  • Highlight and Shadow Adjustment
  • Panoramas
  • Create HDR Images
  • Lens Distortion Correction
  • Design Templates
  • Border and Frames Designs
  • Batch Processing
  • Type Effects
  • Vector Graphic Tools
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Masks
  • Plug-in Support
  • Recordable Actions


  • Built-in Organizing System
  • File Browser
  • Advanced Image Search
  • Create Custom Categories
  • Create Albums
  • Rating System
  • View EXIF Information
  • Archive Image to CD


  • Post Directly to Social Media
  • Online Photo Galleries
  • Direct Email Attachments
  • Printing Project Resources


  • Number of Supported File Formats
  • RAW Support
  • JPG
  • TIF
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • PSD
  • DSLR Camera
  • IPhone Camera
  • Android Phone Camera
  • Removable Media

Output Capabilities:

  • Number of Supported File Formats
  • JPG
  • TIF
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • PDF Document
  • Image Slicing
  • Image Optimizing for Web
  • Animated GIF

Support and Documentation

  • User Manual
  • Text Tutorials
  • Video Tutorial
  • FAQ
  • User Forum
  • Live Chat
  • Phone Support
  • Email

Supported Configurations

  • Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows XP (32 and 64 bit)

* Some photo editing software needs large amounts of memory to operate correctly. Others need certain motherboard configurations. Read the label on the box to see if your software will configure correctly with your computer.

With the right photo editing software your company can easily edit all their photos. Many companies offer a 30-Day free trial of their software. Download the software, test the software, and find out if it meets your demands. I recommend that you test three or four different software packages before you buy.

Sarah Johnston

About Sarah Johnston

Sarah is an IT consultant with a degree in marketing. She enjoys helping others to learn the ins and outs of Internet, Website building and blogging.

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