Photo Editing Programs
None of the following packages matches with one to one with Photoshop CS6, it is indeed the best if you are a video professional or a graphic designer but if you are an average user and just want to re-touch a few images, adjust colors, manipulate composition, apply effects and filters and remove unwanted children from the picture who wandered into the picture then following editors may prove useful.
ACD Systems ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee Photo Editor
If you are a window user and want to use the alternative of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom then ACDSee Pro 6 is a good alternative for Adobe Lightroom and ACDSee Photo Editor for Adobe Photoshop. ACDSee Pro 6 enables you for RAW processing, picture tagging, exposure – color enhancements and organization tools. On the other hand Photo Editor 6 is more like Photoshop, best for pixel level and layer based edits. ACDSee Pro 6 doesn’t offer geo-tagging, distortion correction and facial recognition but Lightroom does, both of the software offer wide support for RAW format. MAC users can use ACDSee Pro 3 for now.
Corel Paint Shop Pro X5
if you are looking for an alternative to Photoshop then Corel Paint Shop Pro X5 is the most popular one.
It’s a good choice for graphic artists as it helps in creating vector graphics with brush tools that are quite similar to Photoshop. It offers a wide array of editing tools including filters, layers, HDR on single click, retouch tools and lots of support for RAW format. Its cost $10 and in this price you not just get lots of editing enhancement tools but also the Nik Color Efx Pro 3.0 filters , which cost $150 if you buy them solely , so this unique editing package offers you quite a deal.