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Duck Dynasty Beard Booth: If you like it, you should put a beard on it

Perfect for the Movember-ally challenged, this app lets you slap hairy visages on all your photos.

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Pixsta review: This is the Instagram desktop client you've been waiting for

It turns out Instagram can be better on your computer than it is on your phone. Pixta, formerly Instagrille, is the secret.

CyberLink Director Suite 2

Cyberlink Director Suite 2 review: Video suite adds FX, support for more technologies

Cyberlink's Director Suite 2 remains a powerful set of media editing and production applications that handle video, images, and audio with aplomb. The new features. though welcome, form a relatively mild upgrade.

Photoshop Elements 12 review: Mobile albums and content-aware tools dominate new release

Mobile phone fans will cheer Adobe Photoshop Elements 12's expanded integration with online photo album storage, viewing, and social networks.

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Review: 64-bit PaintShop Pro X6 is faster, but its interface is still clunky

PaintShop Pro X6 is a good pick for anyone who wants more than a free-and-easy photo editor. Current owners, don't let the dearth of new features put you off…the speed boost makes X6 a time-saving upgrade for 64-bit PCs dragging along with the 32-bit X5.

Photo Ninja 1.0 review: the dark horse in the Raw converter sweepstakes

Photo Ninja, a new Raw converter and photo-processing app, makes a very good first impression. Should serious photographers take notice?

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Review: Photoshop Touch brings hardcore image editing to iOS and Android

Photoshop Touch 1.4.1 brings the power of Photoshop image editing to mobile devices.

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Review: JPEGmini compresses your pictures dramatically with little loss of detail

JPEGmini lets you easily compress your JPEG pictures to save room on your hard drive—without any significant loss in detail.

Review: Instagram Explorer puts Instagram on display in Windows 8

Instagram Explorer for Windows 8 is a dedicated app for the Modern UI. It doesn't allow you to take or edit photos, but you can browse them to your heart's content.

Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 presents an impressive and innovative upgrade

Lightroom 5 is a practical, finely crafted version of Adobe’s excellent photo management application. Upgrading is a no-brainer.

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Review: Photoshop CC struts its actions, filters, and enlargements, but leaves Bridge in limbo

New Retina-ready Photoshop CC sports conditional actions, new sharpening filters, and better image enlargements.

Review: Ashampoo Photo Commander 11's may features add up to a disappointing image editing experience

A hefty feature list makes not a high-quality product. The devil is in the details, as Ashampoo Photo Commander 11 shows.

Review: Easily edit images and create collages using Fotor in Windows 8's Modern interface

With its simple looks and wide selection of presets, Fotor makes photo editing a quick, visual experience. It's no Photoshop, but it's easy and fun, and it works well for basic image editing.

Review: Portrait Professional Studio dramatically transforms your images

When we see photos of ourselves, there's always something we don't like about them - a spot, a blemish, bags under the eyes. Now with Portrait Professional Studio, you can remove those unsightly elements and make yourself look as good as new.