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Adobe Photoshop Elements is the #1 selling consumer photo editing software — helps you edit pictures with powerful, easy-to-use options and share th... Learn More


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Corel AfterShot Family is the fastest way to perfect your photos AfterShot Pro is a RAW converter, non-destructive photo editor and complete high-spe... Learn More

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Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate combines the pro-quality photo-editing tools of PaintShop Pro with powerful image correction technology, portrait beautif... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing

$ 69.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing

$ 39.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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PaintShop Pro

Photography

$ 79.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing

Easily organize and find your photos

Create perfect shots with ease

Easily create and share

Artistically enhance photos

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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing

Complete photo adjustment

Support for hundreds of RAW profiles

Powerful photo management

Quick review

Exceptional speed and performance

Multi-version editing

Precision editing

Red eye removal

Accurate color correction

Lens correction

Professional workspace

Robust search tools

Customizable asset management

Batch processing

Quick web galleries

Easy back up

Adjust, then create

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PaintShop Pro

Photography

Make it vanish with Magic Fill

IMPROVED 30% faster brushes

Text and Shape cutting tools

ENHANCED Color selection tools

Free Trial Availability

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
Free Trial Available
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
Free Trial Available

Most Favorable User Review

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
10
Maryna Bondarenko
Dec 8, 2015

According to statistics, most users do not use even the half of feature-rich programs' capabilities. One of the reasons — is that people just don't know about this or that feature or can't find it in the interface. The Photoshop Elements users may refer to Guided Edit image editing mode. It provides access to frequently used editing functions. In this mode, all tools are divided by the tasks. There are color correction, lighting and exposure, basic editing and other categories. When the user chooses a tool, its settings open directly on the Guided Edit panel. Photoshop Elements supports the layer masks. The value of the mask layer is difficult to overestimate. The processing of the images using layer masks blurs the line between amateur and professional photography. Using the masks, it is possible to do the restoration of damaged photographs, to get the endless possibilities of photo collages creation, to retouch and so on. Adobe Photoshop Elements includes the Organizer module. It helps to synchronize files between multiple PCs, to add smart tags to photos (for example, marks not clear photos or with contrast lack) and to recognize the people's faces on the images. You can use these tags to filter images. For example, it is easy to quickly find all the good pictures with your grandma. One of the features that is available from the Organizer window is direct upload of photos and videos on the Facebook. After selecting the appropriate option you will need to login with Facebook and allow to perform the actions through Adobe applications. After successful authorization Photoshop Elements will remember your login. You will only need to choose the files you want to upload, specify the albums for the photos uploading, as well as to decide the visibility status of files – for friends, for friends of my friends or for the everyone.

Pros :

  • Powerful image-manipulation tools.
  • Great export options.

Cons :

  • Slow import.
  • Big memory consumption.

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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing

No favorable user review available yet for Corel AfterShot.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
User review from
8
Luca Campanelli
Mar 14, 2016

It is now many years that Corel develops excellent software and different Suite to allow photographers, designers, and technicians to create and improve at the best their projects. PaintShop Pro is a great product for photo editing that is included in CorlDraw Graphic Suite and can also be purchased individually. With the many features and professional tools made available can be considered one of the competitors of Photoshop.

Pros :

  • The strength of Paintshop Pro is definitely a chance to work on their own in a highly professional photo and at the same time using an interface quite user-friendly, thanks to tabs Manage, Adjust and Edit will allow you to gain confidence day after day with each individual instrument.
  • Like all major photo editing software, you have available the feature multilayers, due to the levels you can apply different types of effects and nuances applying a superposition of levels thus having the only limit of your imagination and creativity.
  • Paintshop Pro provides all types of automatic image correction, a large number of filters and effects applied to your photo, different types of Adjustment (brightness, contrast, shadows, saturation, Color, Clarity, Tones, etc ..), several useful tools how much it used Clone Brush, different kinds of Brushes, Text tool, Pen, erase, red eye tool, etc .. Currently with the latest version (Paintshop Pro X8), you have two types of licenses: PaintShop Pro X8, sold on offer with 10% discount at a cost of € 62.99 (44.99 if you have already purchased the product, and you only need to upgrade to the latest version) PaintShop Pro Ultimate X8, this also sold on offer with 10% discount at a cost of € 79.99 (62.99 if you have already purchased the product, and you only need to upgrade to the latest version) PaintShop Pro is also sold in the money-back formula, then you will have 30 days to claim a refund if the software does not meet your needs.

Cons :

  • Some effects and some tools are a bit too basic and not very attractive, but for the price at which it sold really great value for money.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing
80
Sue Chastain , About.com

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Whether you are considering Photoshop Elements as a new user or as an upgrade for an older version, Photoshop Elements 11 is a choice you likely won't regret. Photoshop Elements 11 offers flexibility, maturity, and has the power and expertise of of industry-leader Adobe behind it.

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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
80
Dave Johnson , PCWorld

Sunday 06 May 2012

AfterShot Pro is a robust photo editor and library for serious photographers, and it's priced low enough to appeal to enthusiasts. Only a few shortcomings give us pause. 

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
90
Cliff Roth , Digital Camera Review

Friday 08 February 2013

PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate has two big advantages over Photoshop: a lower price and easier-to-use modes for beginners who might be intimidated by working with layers. PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate is a versatile, pro-quality full-featured photo editing program which even demanding, experienced Photoshop users will find perfectly capable. It crashed once on my underpowered mini-notebook during many hours of testing, but other than that I can find very little here on the down side.

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Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing

No critic review available yet for Adobe Photoshop Elements .

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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
50
Michael Muchmore , Pc Mag

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Corel's Lightroom competitor offers excellent noise reduction and adequate photo editing, but falls short of Adobe's leading photo-workflow software in a number of ways. PROS -Fast importing. -Includes Athentech's excellent Perfectly Clear noise reduction and exposure correction tool. CONS -Clunky import procedure. -Few organization features. -Almost no online sharing features. -Highlight correction discolored image.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
50
Jacqueline Emigh , Technology Guide

Wednesday 13 February 2013

PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate is a versatile, pro-quality full-featured photo editing program which even demanding, experienced Photoshop users will find perfectly capable. PROS Top drawer photo editing at relatively low price Easy for beginners to use Extensive filter effects CONS Availabe for Windows only (not Mac) You must be online to view complete instruction guide It isn't Adobe Photoshop

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Demo Video

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Adobe Photoshop Elements Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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Corel AfterShot Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro Demo Video

Photography

Screenshots

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing
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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
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Typical Customer

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
  • Business
  • Personal Use

Supported Devices

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing
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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography

Supported Languages

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
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Corel AfterShot

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese

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