I can't recommend this app enough - available for Mac and PC, it's a must have. Personally I use it instead of Lightroom for photo management, browsing, and editing on all levels for RAW and JPG files. Head over to our Videos Page for the best of On1's how-to videos
Another excellent photo editor, Luminar 3 gives you the power and flexibility to create beautiful photos on a whole new scale. Empowered by the smartest single slider in the world, Luminar 3 helps you make more beautiful photos in less time by enhancing your images automatically with AI.
Aurora HDR is a premier Mac app and just one of many great editing apps available from it's developer Macphun. Not only does this software save the day with high contrast and over and under exposed images, HDR editing can create an amazing array of digital art.
For all the apps I use on iPhone and iPad, as well as everything else I use and recommend and why, grab the 2018 Gear Guide.
Photos never seem to look the same as the scene seemed to look to the eye....and so we edit and tweak to make them look like we remembered...and then sometimes it's about going beyond and creating art.
You'll notice if you've looked around for photo editing programs that there is an overwhelming selection of software, apps and online tools to choose from - so where do you start???
I'm not saying that everything else is no good but the tools listed here are my recommendations through years of experience.
If you'd like to read more I have an extensive list of the top photo editors - both free and paid, for Mac and PC in the Photography Basics Course. You can grab it HERE.