Photo Editor Travelogue

Down below you’ll find links to programs we touched on. Click on the image to take you to the download/feature page. A link to each programs tutorials section are also listed.


Capture 1

Capture One is the powerful, feature-rich choice for fast tethered capture, RAW conversion and professional image editing.

Capture One leads the way in RAW file image editing.

Expertise from creating customized color profiles for more than 500 cameras, combined with our relentless dedication to creative freedom, has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, exceptional color handling, and precision editing tools.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here


Luminar, from Skylum (formally Macphun), is a great photo editing program that is simple, fun, and fast.

Luminar 2018 functions as a stand-alone program, but you also have the option of installing it as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on both Mac and PC. The license for new users includes the software for both platforms and allows installation on up to five Mac or Windows computers.

Luminar is an extremely powerful and fast photo editor that can do not only the most basic adjustments, but literally millions of “looks” for your photo. It’s extremely easy and fun to use and designed for all skill levels.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here

Affinity Photo

Faster, smoother and more powerful than ever, Affinity Photo continues to push the boundaries for professional photo editing software. With a huge toolset specifically engineered for creative and photography professionals, whether you are editing and retouching images, or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you will ever need.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here

ACDSee (Windows Only)

The world’s first digital asset manager and RAW editor with layers, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019 is the answer to your creative graphic and photography needs. Renowned for its organizational prowess, parametric photo editing power, and performance-based adjustment layers, this GPU-enriched software gets you back out behind the lens faster. Now featuring facial recognition, even more ways to non-destructively target specific areas of your image, flexible color control, tools expediting your DAM productivity, and much more, Photo Studio Ultimate makes it easy to push boundaries and unlock your creative potential.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here

Exposure X4

Exposure is the award-winning RAW photo editor and organizer that enables you to create beautiful images and master your workflow.

For over a decade, Exposure has helped photographers bring their images to life with unmatched creative tools. Exposure also offers powerful organizing tools, fast performance, an intuitive design, and a subscription-free approach. It’s the only app you need to handle all your photo editing work.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here

Pixelmator Pro (Mac only)

The world’s most innovative image editing app.

Pixelmator Pro is an image editor packed full of innovations. From a reimagined editing workflow and simplified editing tools to machine learning powering all-new, intelligent image editing features. So the tools at your fingertips are smarter and more powerful, yet more intuitive and easier to use than ever before.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here

On1 Photo

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will include an abundance of new features and technologies along with a streamlined workflow that is elegant, powerful, and easy to learn. Notable new features include a new non-destructive workflow for layers, auto-alignment of layers, focus stacking, a new portrait module, a new AI-powered masking tool, a new text tool, new digital asset management updates and more. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will give photographers the features they use the most from the Lightroom® and Photoshop® worlds in a single application.

Download/Features Tutorials can be found here