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CyberLink Director Suite offers four best-in-class software solutions to help you in one and each step of your creative projects:-PowerDirector Ultima... Learn More


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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom offers a comprehensive digital photography tool-set.Bring beautiful pictures to light with Adobe Lightroom. Powered by the m... Learn More


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Whether you’re an aspiring artist or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is your trusted graphic design software solution. With its co... Learn More


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Corel Painter is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressiv... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing

$ 69.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing

$ 9.99
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing

$ 499
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

$ 429
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing

Easily Create Home Videos

Many Ways To Polish Your Videos

Outstanding Performance

Many Ways To Share

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing

Latest Photoshop, Illustrator, and more, plus cloud features

ProSite portfolio website

Typekit desktop and web fonts

20 GB of cloud storage

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing

Redesigned, fully customizable interface

Advanced workspaces

Total control over fills and transparency

Vector and bitmap pattern fills

Easy font preview and advanced character tools

Special effects and advanced photo editing

Precise layout and drawing tools

High-resolution and multi-display support

QR code generator

Built-in Content Exchange

Learning materials and expert tips

Easy color harmony editing

Easy, professional website design

Compatibility with the latest file formats

Royalty-free, quality content

Exciting mobile apps

Advanced OpenType support

Complex script support

Document styles

Custom-built Color Harmonies

Creative vector shaping tools

Page layout tools

Native 64-bit and multi-core support

Premium Membership

Redesigned color management engine

Web graphics tools

Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing

Built-in content organizer

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Kaleidoscope painting

Mirror Painting

RealBristle Dry Media

Real Watercolor

Real Wet Oil

Clone source palette

Smart photo-painting tools

Customizable surface texturing

Smart Blur effect

Agile brush control

Streamlined brush categories

Dynamic brush settings

Digital airbrushes

Computed Circular brush controls

Gel brushes and Merge modes

Multicore support for brushes

Interface

Brush tracking

Workspaces

Navigator panel

New Image dialog box

Panel and palette behavior

Color Changer palette

Custom palettes

Transformation capabilities

High-value, built-in content

High-Quality Display

Smart composition tools

World-famous art styles

Match Palette effect

Speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!

Adobe Photoshop support

Wacom pen tablet compatibility

Extensive file support

Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista support

Windows 64-bit support

Mac OS support

Multi-platform support

Free Trial Availability

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

Most Favorable User Review

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing

No favorable user review available yet for Cyberlink Director Suite .

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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

Since Apple has discontinued Aperture, offering a highly controversial Photos. App instead, I was happy that there is the Lightroom alternative. The recent software update to sixth version convinced me of this again. Lightroom 6 is not a revolution. For many years now, this software development is rather evolutionary, because the app does its main task very well. However, some rather useful features were added recently. The most important change of Lightroom 6 is that the app has learned to use a discrete graphics card, which led to the great speed increase. The next important feature is the ability to automatically detect the faces. When you first start Lightroom CC the program asks whether to include this feature, and if you enable it, the program begins to scan your library. My twenty thousand photos have been processed somewhere for five hours. Lightroom finds people on the photos and asks you to name them. Due to this you can quickly find people in your library. It is nice that the number of false positives is small. Lightroom 6 also offers HDR feature and panoramas stitching. Both functions are quite simple: you need to choose which photos you want to merge, then select the desired menu item. Lightroom will show a window with the basic settings and after a few seconds you will receive the result. You can save the picture in DNG format. It is also worth mentioning that the slideshow in Lightroom 6 can include photos (with different panning effects), video, and music. And the module for web galleries creating can handle HTML 5.

Pros :

  • Really fast processing of images due to the newest hardware support.
  • Great facial recognition Sync module works fine.
  • If you use Lightroom Mobile, you will immediately see your smartphone photos on the desktop.

Cons :

  • There is still no video editing.

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
9
Stefan Boeykens
Jan 7, 2016

I have been a long-time CorelDRAW user in the past, using versions 6 till 9 intensively. I've used newer releases (12 and X7) less frequently, since I moved to OSX, alas (there once was a Mac version, but that was quickly abandoned). I've seriously considered it and my wife is still using it to create illustrations for her Math classes. CorelDRAW especially is very efficient for technical drawing and illustration, although it is not a real CAD drafting system (it lacks some of the essential snapping tools and works less efficient for this type of drafting - besides, they provide CorelCAD for that, although that is a completely different software). The good control over grids, snapping and shape/curve editing make it a professional environment.It used to come with some other applications (CorelDREAM for 3D, R.A.V.E. for Flash), but the only constant companion software seems to be PhotoPAINT, which is a very usable alternative to Photoshop. A little less convincing, but still very usable and complete. I remember being spoiled with a huge clipart collection and a PRINTED catalog, back in the days.To me, CorelDRAW really shines when it comes to refined, precise technical drawings, combining curves, text, filled shapes, gradients and even integrating images. It is a good DTP system although less popular than Illustrator, which is its closest rival. For longer, multi-page documents, it becomes less handy, but for brochures, leaflets, manuals, calendars and all other documents with one or a few pages, it works really well. I also like the layer system, which allows you to define layers which don't print, layers which are repeated and all pages alongside the regular layer options such as show/hide and lock. The text system takes some getting used to, but you have full control over fonts, kerning, sizes, spacing and even linking boxes to flow the text.

Pros :

  • Very complete and professional vector editing.
  • Also includes PhotoPAINT, as an alternative to Photoshop
  • Good control over color, shape merging and combining.
  • Also usable for Multi-page documents (although not a full DTP system).
  • Snapping and Grids and precision editing work fine.
  • Fair Price and better-licensing options then Adobe.

Cons :

  • Less supported in the industry, which is focused on Adobe software.
  • If you compare with the full suite of Adobe tools, you only have Vector and Image with CorelDRAW
  • Not available for OSX.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
8
Eric Matthews
May 2, 2016

The first thing which needs to be said about Painter is that it is not Photoshop. Corel leans in heavy on the Digital Artist Software moniker and for a good reason. Painter is not about Image Manipulation or Image Editing (Photoshop's mainstay), it's about creating art. The easiest way to think about the line between the programs is this. If your goal is to clean up a Photo for the magazine cover, then Photoshop is your tool. If your task is to create a digital Mona Lisa, Painter's the alley you want to be in.Photoshop has some basic art effects, watercolor and pastel are a few. And several plugins grow that base significantly. But none of them could touch the raw power of Painter when it comes to Art medium simulation.Painter is a mature product, almost as old as Photoshop. And it's learning curve is just about as steep. This is not a tool that one installs and starts producing art within the hour. It has a huge amount of adjustable brushes, and each attribute can be customized to taste. But because of its maturity, Painter doesn't have too much new it can introduce by way of new brushes or gimmicks to attract a user to purchase. What Painter relies on is the ability to perfectly simulate a multitude of art forms, oils, crayon, chalk, watercolor on different canvas' and produce an output that truly is representative of the creator's talent. If you can't draw, you can't blame Painter. Brush strokes heavy handed? All will be revealed. Painter is truly representative of the artist medium.Although there are some plugins for Painter, and it does fully support Photoshop Brushes, allowing the user to leverage the huge amount of free brushes on the web, Painter pretty much comes ready to use out of the box. The one must have item I would mandate that any artist serious about using the software effectively get is a fairly large Tablet. In fact, I'd say that not using a tablet with Painter makes the software essentially useless since it relies so heavily on the artist hand pressure and stroke. One can do Image retouch by mouse, but not painting a matte using oils or a charcoal drawing. Bottom line, use the money you would have spent on Photoshop art plugins to get a fair sized tablet. Working in Painter is easy, and it handles large files easily, via it's Riff file format. Even though it doesn't leverage GPU rendering, Painter rarely chokes on files that can easily reach a terabyte. It is also fully compatible with Photoshop and can write to the PSD format.In the end, if painting, drawing and producing "art" in a digital medium is your goal, Painter is by far the best tool.

Pros :

  • Mature software that comes ready to use out of the box.
  • Digital Art Software accomplishes its goal.
  • A full featured tool for Professional Artist, customizable brush, stroke, light, color attributes.
  • Stores Artist Palettes..
  • Can produce artfully representative of your talent.
  • Supports Photoshop Brushes.
  • Uses proprietary RIFF format which support large file sizes.
  • New Digital audio Brush uses audio file to paint.

Cons :

  • Expensive for anyone other than the Professional Artist.
  • Learning curve can be steep.
  • Tablet necessary to get quality art.
  • Cheaper tools available if "Artifying" your Photos is your goal.
  • An commitment in time to maximize your investment in software.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing
75
Mike Williams , PC & Tech Authority

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Director Suite goes further and bundles a selection of other professional CyberLink tools.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing
75
Jon Canfield , Photography Blog

Tuesday 14 August 2012

With the introduction of Lightroom 4, Adobe has added several useful new tools, and made great improvements in other areas. In this review, I'll take a look at the key new features in Lightroom 4. One of the biggest changes is the reduction in price.

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
75
Douglas Dixon , Videomaker

Monday 12 May 2014

Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 is a stand-alone video editing tool that provides a straightforward editing interface for newcomers, a quite accessible interface for additional customization options, 64-bit performance, and some additional bonus features, all at a price well under $100.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
80
Sue Chastain , About.com

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Alone or as a companion to Photoshop, Painter brings the maximum in artistic possibilities to digital artists and creative professionals. Keep in mind that you'll need a pressure sensitive graphics tablet to get the most satisfaction out of Painter.

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Demo Video

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Cyberlink Director Suite Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing

Screenshots

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing
Screenshot for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 screenshots available
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
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Typical Customer

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business

Supported Devices

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Supported Languages

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Cyberlink Director Suite

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese

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