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Diving Into The Top Photography Software Available In 2020

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These days everybody can produce pro looking photography. Gone are the days of tirelessly fiddling around in a darkroom under those red, low exposure lights.

Platforms like Instagram have introduced the majority of people to the basics of photo editing with the built-in filters feature. Even within iPhone photo settings, you can edit your photos to look pretty darn good.

If you’re ready to take the next step, or just looking for the top photography software going, here’s what we recommend. 

Adobes Top Photography Software 

These apps are the industry standard photo editing software and limitless in their features.

They catch is that they are not very intuitive, so you will need to spend some time learning how to use them properly. 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe are the leaders in design software and Photoshop is by far the industry leader for photo editing software.

The tools in Photoshop are so advanced that every aspect of an image is adjustable. It is raster-based which means it uses pixels to create and adjust an image. 

Photoshop allows for edits on a pixel by pixel basis which means there’s no limit to the detail you can create.

Adobe Lightroom

One of the best things about the Adobe software is how easily you can integrate the apps together. So when you’re done editing in Lightroom you can export your project into Photoshop.

Lightroom is a photo editor similar to Photoshop but is better for organizing large amounts of files. It’s also easier to learn than Photoshop if you’re new to Adobe software.

For on the go Editing

Canva and Snapseed are easier to use and access than the Adobe apps. They are better for beginners but limiting in their capabilities.  


Canva is the best free photo editing software for desktop. It’s easy to use and good for quickly creating advertising tools like flyers and business cards

You can create a Canva account for free with the option to upgrade to a premium service. 

The free platform comes with customized templates for the most popular photo editing tasks, like Facebook banners. It gives you access to a library of stock images as well as text, background and graphics features.

Another great thing about Canva is that it’s not restricted to software on your computer, so you can log in and work from your online account anywhere. 


A step up from Apple’s built-in photo editor are mobile photography apps. 

Snapseed is handy for quick social media posts and has more features and better usability than other apps.

If you find yourself posting photos to Facebook from the top of King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk, chances are you won’t have a handy desktop computer to add some last-minute edits.

Snapseed has the best range of editing features for mobile. It allows you to choose a range of filters or create and save your own. 

You can adjust things like head pose, lens blur, colors, rotation as well as removing unwanted objects from your image.

To top it off, it’s a free app available for Android and IOS.

Get the Best Photos Today!

Because photography has become so accessible in our daily lives it’s handy to have top photography software for mobile as well as advanced software for detailed projects. 

Our blog is full of awesome tips for everything about photography, so make sure you check it out.