The good: The image editor is a quality product that will satisfy all categories of users. The application comes with quality video tutorials making it easy for everyone to use irrespective of level of experience.
The bad: For newcomers to photo editing, the learning curve may look steep. Failing to properly learn and understand the function of each part of the software means inability to utilize the application to its full potential. Only the Windows OS is supported.
The verdict: Even with the slightly steep learning curve, the software is one of the best for experienced photo editors and individuals new to editing.
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What makes Serif PhotoPlus a good photo editing software?
Serif PhotoPlus is a well-rounded image editor. Its Photofix tool is one of the most versatile editing features in the industry. For a full feature list you can visit Serif's own website or keep reading. Using the Photofix tool, it is very easy to apply filters, adjust brightness, contrast and other lighting problems. This tool allows you to change the lighting manually by adjusting the tint, saturation and color temperature but you can equally allow the tool adjust it manually. Under this tool, you can equally correct the degree of lens distortion with ease.
One interesting feature that can be found with Serif is the color vibrancy editing under the Adjustment tab. Unlike other software, you can adjust the color vibrancy for the entire picture or just a section of it. This makes it possible for you to edit the color of the picture without changing hair color, skin tone and other important details. Curves can be masked in layers for an improved viewing. It is equally very easy to improve people in the picture using the Makeover Tool.
The PhotoPlus Organizer makes it easy for you to arrange your pictures in an intelligent manner. As soon as the software is installed on your computer, all stored photos get imported and updated into smart albums. The organizer allows rating and tagging for easy and efficient searching. The software supports 27 file types which include the common formats and RAW camera files. Exporting the file can be to your hard drive or an external disc.
Sharing your images can be completed with just a single click away and the pictures can be shared on Facebook, Flickr and other photo sharing services.
Help and support provided is adequate to ensure you are not left stranded when using the software. The video tutorials are fully packed as well. There is also a collapsible how-to-tab which means you may never really have to contact customer care.
Why choose Serif PhotoPlus as your photo editing software?
Quick and easy Photofix tool
Sectionalized color vibrancy adjustments
Good customer support
Compatible with Windows 8
Windows-based PC with DVD/CD drive and mouse (main processor must support SSE2 instructions)
Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP Service Pack 2 (32 bit) operating system