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Dropbox Pro

This utility creates a local folder that automatically syncs files with your other computers.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Improves Workflow and Editing Tools

This compelling upgrade handles noise better, offers more-advanced RAW processing, and supports a smoother workflow.

TMPGEnc Instant Show Presenter

This simple slideshow creator offers a fast, easy-to-master workflow from photos to shareable video.

AKVIS Sketch

Turn Photo to Sketch! Pencil and Watercolor Drawings, B&W and Color Sketches

Turn Photos Into "Hand-Painted" Art With Corel Paint It

Painting program Corel Paint It offers automated tools and simplified, limited brushes for converting photos into art.

Corel Paint it!

This painting program offers automated tools and simplified, limited brushes for converting photos into art.

VueScan Standard

This scanning program works on nearly any OS, with or without an updated scanner driver.

AKVIS MultiBrush

This painting program offers brushes for applying color, light, and saturation to your photos.

Camtasia Studio

This screen capture program can create slick videos with sound, demonstrating screen activities.

AKVIS Coloriage

This imaging program automates colorizing b&w photos, while providing some nice tools for customization.

AKVIS ArtSuite

An impressing collection of versatile effects for decoration of photos

Kubota Artistic Tools 3

This Photoshop add-on provides high-quality professional shortcuts for complex image editing and photo enhancing Actions.

xtranormal State

This free download makes easy to personalize animations for sharing on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.


This Photoshop plug-in filter automatically corrects fisheye lens distortions.

ACDSee Pro 3.0: Capable but Slightly Inefficient Image Management

ACDSee Pro continues to be an important program in a key area of photography that users often overlook, but version 3.0 is uneven in concept and execution.