How to Choose Photo Editing Software

Professional photographers know that editing can really make or break their projects. That’s why it’s important to know how to choose a photo editor that’s right for you and your work. For professional results, you need a platform with the power and capabilities to do what you want to accomplish.

Here at CyberLink, we developed our own software called PhotoDirector and learned the qualities of the best photo editors in the process. So how do you choose photo editing software that meets your needs? Here are a few expert tips.

Find One that Supports 360-degree Editing

If you want to choose a photo editor that is ahead of the curve, find editing software that supports 360-degree media. VR camera sales are on the rise, and if you don’t have the software to support it, you won’t be able to do much.

With PhotoDirector’s 360-degree support, you can do a multitude of things, including creating a little planet which can make viewers feel like they’re living in a miniature version of the world. The software also supports creating 360-degree panorama shots and most uniquely to CyberLink, PhotoDirector actually allows you to straighten and adjust your 360-degree shots, so they’re in an ideal position.

Find One with Integrated Styles and Templates

If you’ve ever used Instagram or Snapchat, then you’ve no doubt seen what filters and stylizations can add to a photo. These can be hilarious and impressive, but in the end, they are relatively limited. This is why style packs are a must for any photographer who wants to stylize their photos for professional quality results. When you choose a photo editor, it should be one that offers style or template packs.

Take a look at CyberLink’s AI Style Packs, which can intelligently make your photos look like oil paintings, mosaics, sketches, and watercolors. These are unlike anything you’ll see in an Instagram filter and are an effective way to make your work really stand out.

Choosing Your Photo Editor

Those are some of the most important things to consider when thinking about how to choose photo editing software. PhotoDirector Essential is a great place to start. It’s free photo editing software with access to premium features included for 30 days.