Monday 17 December 2012

Features of Professional Photo Editing Softwares

Features of Professional Photo Editing Softwares

If you are going to use any photo / image editing software, you should keep in mind some points to evaluate the photo editing software. The professional photo editing software must have friendly user interface. It should be easy to use. Your photo editing software should support various formats of images like JPG, GIF, BMP, EPS, PDF, TIF, PICT. Good photo editing software should provide you the flexibility of adding texts, changing lighting effects, sharing image to various social networking websites like facebook, flickr etc. Professional photo editing software should allow you to import and export your images wherever you want and in whichever format you want. A good documentation and how to use guide is a big plus for a good professional photo editing software. Here is the detailed list of features of the good professional photo editing software.

1. Ease of Use

Photo editing is especially difficult to learn and use because of the many different options available. The software should have tutorials to show you how to use features and many products have "Wizards" that automatically fix the most common problems with photos, (e.g. red-eye, crooked images, correct poor lighting and so on).

2. Import and Export Formats

There are a handful of widely used formats the program should definitely support. JPG, GIF, BMP, EPS, PDF, TIF, PICT are among the most common. However, with the ever-changing nature of file formats, more is better.

3. Easy Editing

The photo editing software should have features that allow you to improve or add to your photo like lighting adjustment, effects, text and so on.

4. Photo Sharing Capabilities

Photo editing software should give you tools to optimize (file size, resolution and image size) your photos for the specific sharing method you intend to use. Sharing methods include email, web galleries, cell phones, print and more than ever, social media sites like Flickr and Facebook.

5. Output Capabilities

The software should be versatile and effective in saving images. It ought to save the images in a number of different ways including printing, emailing, web and more, so you can delve into the world of digital scrapbooking. Many applications have integrated or included features that allow for the creation of photobooks, collages and cards.

6. Organizing

The photo editing program should have organizing capabilities with thumbnails, the ability to search for images by keywords or rating, view EXIF (digital camera data), store your images in permanent albums and image archiving. Given the large number of photos that people tend to take with digital cameras, an organizing feature that makes rating, categorizing and searching for pictures is more important than ever.

7. Help/Documentation/Support

The software should have tutorials to show you how and why you would want to use certain features. Also the manufacturer should provide technical support in the form of FAQs, email and phone.

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