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ProShow Gold

Make slide shows for your TV and PC, executables, VCDs, screen savers and more.

SilverFast SE

This scanning software provides powerful tools for controlling exposure, color and dynamic range.

Photo Art Studio

This photo effects and framing software is fun and easy-to-use, but limited and unsophisticated.

Capture One

This RAW conversion program provides full control over your photographs’ exposure, color, dynamic range, etc.

ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5 Pro

This panorama stitching program works automatically on both still images and video files.

Subtly Tweak Photos With Viveza Plug-in for Photoshop

This sophisticated plug-in easily adjusts a photo’s color and light of specific areas without masking.

Moody Photo Textures

These JPEG images are print-quality texture overlays that are great for scrapbooking and image effects.

Topaz Simplify Turns Photos Into Fine Art

This plug-in gives users creative control over turning their photos into one-of-a-kind painterly art.

Topaz Simplify

This plug-in gives users creative control over turning their photos into one-of-a-kind painterly art.

Topaz Adjust

This plug-in provides slider controls over exposure, detail, color and noise for creating dynamic images.

Topaz DeNoise

This plug-in removes noise, while retaining the sharp lines and shapes that define a photo.

Vertus Fluid Mask

This program creates masks, so you can cut even complex photo subjects out of their background.

Viveza

This sophisticated plug-in easily adjusts a photo’s color and light of specific areas without masking.

Arcsoft PhotoStudio Darkroom 2 Image Editing Software

This application has some great editing tools, but its browser and print templates are limited.

Arcsoft PhotoStudio 6 Image Editing Software

This cost-effective program offers a fairly good library of photo-editing and creative tools for hobbyist photographers.