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Free version: PhotoScape X
Paid version: PhotoScape X Pro
Compatible with Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later, 64-bit)
If you are a user of Windows XP, 7, Vista, or 8, please use PhotoScape 3.7.
English, Español, Português, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, 日本語, 简体中文, 한국어
Compatible with macOS 10.12 or later
Sierra 10.12, High Sierra 10.13, Mojave 10.14, Catalina 10.15

PhotoScape X is an all-in-one photo editing software which provides photo-related features
such as Photo Viewer, Editor, Cut Out, Batch, Collage, Combine, Create GIF, Color Picker, Screen Capture, RAW images and More.

Try a variety of effects, filters and adjustments to make your own distinct style.

Apply film effect to get your own analogue feelings.
Apply light leak effect to turn out a boring and featureless photo into an astonishing photo.

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  • Viewer: Photo Video Audio Browser, Loupe View, Full Screen, Flag, Star Rating, Lossless Rotate, Share (Email,Twitter,Facebook), Metadata (Exif,IPTC,GPS) Viewer.
  • Editor: 1,000+ Filters & Effects, Frames, Objects, Brushes & Tools, Rotate, Straighten, Flip, Resize, Crop, Circular Crop, Perspective Crop, Mask (Local Adjustments), Redo+, Project.
  • Cut Out: Remove the background from an image. (Magic Eraser, Lasso tool, Brush tool)
  • Batch: Batch edit multiple photos.
  • Collage: Merge multiple photos on the collage frame to create one final photo.
  • Combine: Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo.
  • GIF Creator: Create Animated GIF.
  • Print: Print photos.
  • Screen Capture: Capture your screenshot and save it.
  • Color Picker: Zoom in on images, search and pick a color.
  • Split: Slice a photo into several pieces.
  • Batch Format Change: Convert multiple images to another format at once.
  • Batch Resize: Resize multiple images at the same time.
  • Batch Rename: Change photo file names in batch mode.
  • Filters & Effects: Magic Color, Miniature, Bloom, HDR, Surrealistic, Grayscale, Sepia, Badicoot, Black & White, Negative, Auto Levels, Auto Contrast, Sharpen, Blur, Add Noise, Film Grain, Reduce Noise, Despeckle, Soften Skin, Bokeh Blur, Dehaze, Shadows/Highlights, Point Color, Replace Color, White Balance, Vignette, Color Fill, Pattern Fill, Dilate, Erode, Curves, Levels, Color Balance, Channel Mixer, Selective Color, Hue/Saturation, Graident Fill, Gradient Map, Chromatic Aberration, Opacity, Enhance Document, Threadhold, Jitter, Edge, Emboss, Watercolor Pencil, Colored Pencil, Posterize, Cellophane, Newsprint, Dither, Stippling, Brush Strokes, Mosaic, Kaleidoscope, Triangles, Crystallize, Frosted Glass, Stained Glass, Glass Blocks, Illusion, Motion Blur, Zoom Blur, Radial Blur, Twirl, Wave, Underwater, Spot Light, Tiny Planet, Text Mask, Stretch, Scissor, Fisheye, Reflection, Perspective, Lens Correction, Transform, Warp, 3D Objects, 3D Planes, Brighten, Darken, Deepen, Vibrance, Clarity, Contrast, Saturation, Color Temperature, Tint, Exposure, Gamma Correction, Doge, Burn, Vivid, 80+ Films, 80+ Duotones, 100+ Light Leaks, 120+ Overlays, 40+ Old Photos, 40+ Dirt & Scratches, 40+ Textures, 20+ Lens Flares, and more. [Expand]
  • Frames: 290+ Frames, 240+ Shapes, Borders
  • Objects: 1,000+ Stickers, 240+ Figures, Image, Text, Text Warp, Magnifier, Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Circle, Object Transform, Object Mask
  • Brushes & Tools: Draw Scatter Paint Brush, Paint Bucket, Mosaic Brush, Fix Red Eye, Mixer Brush, Spot Healing Brush, Liquify, Clone Stamp
  • Photo Merge: Merge to HDR, Focus Stacking
  • Macro: Record multiple actions and then play them back all at once.
  • Photos Extension: Extension for Photos app (macOS 10.11+)
  • Languages: English, Español, Português, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, 日本語, 简体中文, 繁體中文, 한국어
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* Version 4.1 (Oct 22, 2020)
  • New Text Effects: Long Shadow, Overlays & Masks, Background
  • New Object Effects: Long Shadow, Overlays & Masks
  • New Filters: Gradient Opacity, Radial Speed Lines, Lines, Concentric, Geometric Collage
  • New Filter Objects: Mosaic #2, #3, #4, Frosted Glass
  • New Text Warp: Gradient Upper, Gradient Upper 2, Gradient Lower, Gradient Lower 2
  • New Features: Copy and Paste multiple objects, Add Empty Cell (Print tab), Flip Horizontal/Vertical (Text object)
  • Improved Enhance Document
  • Improved Object Transform
  • Improved Spot Healing Brushes
  • Improved Gradient options
  • Improved Raw Engine
  • Added 119 Film Looks
  • Added 104 Film Extras
  • Added 150 Nature
  • Added 108 Comic Stickers
  • Added 4 more Draw Brushes (Stipple)
  • Added 1 more Text Outline Type
  • Added 6 Object Transform Skew Types
  • Added 8 Canvas Grid Types
  • Support Nederlands, Polski (English, Español, Português, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, 한국어, 日本語, 简体中文, 繁體中文)
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 4.0.2 (Dec 31, 2019)
* Version 4.0.1 (Dec 21, 2019)
* Version 4.0 (Dec 17, 2019)
  • Macro: Record actions
  • Redo+: Redo with different settings
  • Filter Favorites: Add frequently used filters to Favorites
  • Added Matte filter
  • Added 'Replace Image' filter
  • Added 'Enlarge 16x’ (Editor > Resize)
  • Added 'Reduce Luminance Noise', Reduce Color Noise’ to Batch tab
  • Added Stretch option to Batch tab
  • Added 240 Face #3, 272 Flag, 221 Floral Stickers
  • Added 223 Geometric Figures
  • Added 3 more brush shapes
  • Added more metadata fields to text object (FL3, FL4,FOLDER,FOLDER-UP,FOLDER_LO)
  • Added RAW Engine option
  • Doubled thumbnail size
  • Press and hold the Shift key while dragging to draw a square or circle
  • Press and hold the Shift key while dragging to draw a line at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90 degrees
  • Support WebP format in Viewer tab
  • Support Dark Mode (macOS 10.14+)
  • Support Traditional Chinese (English, Español, Português, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, 日本語, 简体中文, 繁體中文, 한국어)
  • Improved RAW support (CR3 format)
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 3.0.3 (May 21, 2019)
* Version 3.0.2 (May 18, 2019)
* Version 3.0.1 (May 2, 2019)
* Version 3.0 (Apr 23, 2019)
  • Added ‘Auto Color’ filter
  • Added ’Surrealistic’ filter
  • Added 26 Blurred Textures
  • Added 210 Face and 60 Ball Stickers
  • Added Margins option to Print tab
  • Added Zoom (Actual Pixels) option to Preferences
  • Added ‘Fit & Fill (Don’t Enlarge)’ option to Loupe View and Full Screen
  • Improved Color Balance, Point Color, Replace Color, and Cut Out
  • Improved RAW support
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed permission issue on macOS Mojave 10.14 (macOS)
  • Fixed bugs
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  • Added Spot Light, Whites, Blacks, Colorize, and Remove Color Cast filters to Editor tab
  • Added HDR, Whites, Blacks filters to Batch tab
  • Added 'Focus Stacking' and 'Merge to HDR' to Viewer tab
  • Added two more resize algorithms (Sharper, Nearest Neighbor)
  • Added 150 Emoji and 117 Stationery Stickers
  • Improved Lens Profile Correction, Fisheye, HDR, Auto Contrast, and Dehaze filters
  • Improved Mask feature (Fill, Clear Mask)
  • Improved Slideshow feature
  • Support borderless printing (macOS)
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.8.2 (May 31, 2018)
* Version 2.8.1 (May 26, 2018)
* Version 2.8 (May 19, 2018)
  • Added Color, Curve, Blur, Light filters to Batch tab
  • Added 30 Figures
  • Added 30 Blurred Textures
  • Added 50 Light Leaks
  • Added 38 Lights
  • Added Jpeg Quality Preview Window
  • Added “Show GPS Badge” option to Viewer tab
  • Added “Outline Only” option to Text object
  • Support 'Edit With” menu in Photos app (macOS 10.13+)
  • Support Share Extensions (macOS)
  • Support system “Share' menu (Windows 10 version 1803+)
  • Support Text Templates
  • Support Object Layers
  • Support Jpeg Preview
  • Improved Spot Healing Brush
  • Improved Noise Reduction
  • Improved Magic Color
  • New Filters: Lens Profile Correction, Margin/Round Corners, Offset, and Border Line
  • Shortcut: Space bar to compare
  • Shortcut: Cmd+Wheel to zoom
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.7.1 (Dec 23, 2017)
* Version 2.7 (Dec 21, 2017)
  • Added 'Cut Out' tab (Magic Eraser, Lasso tool, Brush tool)
  • Added 'Collage Project' feature for later re-editing
  • Added 'Magic Color' filter
  • Added 'Paint Bucket' tool
  • Added object context menu
  • Added 'Print' menu to collage tab
  • Added more metadata fields to text object
  • Added 11 Draw Brushes
  • Added 21 Scatter Brushes
  • Support HEIC, HEVC (macOS 10.13+)
  • Support Audio, Video files in Viewer tab
  • Support Dual Loupe View
  • Improved 'Replace Color' filter
  • Improved Mask feature (Copy Mask, Paste Mask)
  • Improved color profile support
  • Improved RAW support
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.6.3 (Aug 24, 2017)For
* Version 2.6.2 (Jul 16, 2017)
* Version 2.6.1 (Jul 15, 2017)
* Version 2.6 (Jul 06, 2017)
  • Added Photos Extension (macOS 10.11+)
  • Added Photo Management features (Flag, Rating, and Filtering)
  • Added Edit Metadata, Paste Metadata, Edit Capture Time, Copy To, Move To, and Split menu
  • Added Object Transform
  • Added Text Warp (Arch, Arc, Circle, Bulge, Inflate, Squeeze, Flag, Fish, …)
  • Added 20 Lens Flares
  • Added 40 Old Photo Effects
  • Added 150 Pixel Stickers
  • Added Draw tool
  • Added Filename Caption in Print and Combine tab
  • Added “Stretch”, “Auto Rotate”, “Cell Border' options to Print tab
  • Added more gradient styles
  • Added drop shadow style to Image/Sticker object
  • Added curve type to Arrow/Line object
  • New Filters: Text Mask, Enhance Document, Kaleidoscope, Triangles, and Scissor
  • Support Português, Français, and Italiano (English, Español, Português, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, 한국어, 日本語, 简体中文)
  • Improved Gesture function in Loupe View and Full Screen
  • Improved Sandbox support
  • Improved RAW support
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.5 (Dec 17, 2016)
  • Added “Save Project” feature to Editor tab for later re-editing
  • Added “Load/Save Settings” menu to Batch tab
  • Added Loupe View
  • Added metadata fields to text object
  • Added “Open with” menu
  • Added Eraser brush
  • Added 120 overlays, 40 textures, 42 dirt & scratches
  • New Filters: Add Noise, Despeckle, Bokeh Blur, Pattern Fill, Opacity, Transform, Warp, 3D Object, 3D Plane
  • Improved RAW support
  • Improved Batch editor UI
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.4.1 (Jul 16, 2016)
* Version 2.4 (May 20, 2016)

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  • New Filters: HDR, Dehaze, Reduce Noise, Hue/Saturation, Gradient Fill, Gradient Map, Color Fill, Posterize, Dither, Stippling, Brush Strokes, Frosted Glass, Stained Glass, Underwater, Tiny Planet, Stretch, Perspective, Chromatic Aberration, and Lens Correction
  • New Tools: Bloom, Mixer Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Liquify
  • New Figure object
  • Support Local Adjustments (Mask)
  • Support RAW images (Please visit Mac OS Support: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272)
  • Support German and Simplified Chinese (English, Español, Deutsch, 한국어, 日本語, 简体中文)
  • Sort by 'Date Taken'
  • Added Perspective Crop option
  • Added Crop option to Batch tab
  • Added Arrow Style option
  • Added 23 film effects, 55 frames, 20 shapes, 917 patterns, and 395 figures more
  • Improved UI
  • Fixed a possible crash when changing fonts
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.3 (Oct 28, 2015)
  • Redesigned User Interface of the Editor
  • New Quick Menu
  • New Filters: Film Grain, Channel Mixer, Tint, Threshold, Emboss, Swirl, Wave, Motion Blur, Zoom Blur, Radial Blur, and Glass Tile
  • New Objects: Magnifier, Filter object (Mosaic, Jitter, Blur, Crystalize, and Newsprint)
  • New Brushes: Dodge, Burn, and Sharpen
  • Objects support styles of Outline, Drop Shadow, Outer Glow, and Gradient
  • Added Open and Close menu to Editor tab
  • Added Align and Snap functions for editing objects
  • Added 17 more frames
  • Support Spanish
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.2 (Apr 28, 2015)
  • Easy and simple UI/UX
  • Animated GIF playable on Viewer tab
  • Memorize your last used tab
  • Added a vibrance filter to Editor tab
  • Added a circular crop option to Editor tab
  • Added a watermark function to Create GIF tab
  • Added 8 more light leaks, 130 more frames and 4 more patterns
  • Added support for Japanese and Korean languages
  • Upgraded in many ways
  • Fixed bugs
* Version 2.1 (Jan 8, 2015)
  • Added a 'Print' tab
  • Added 80 more collage templates, 25 light leaks, 40 frames, 6 patterns
  • Improved 'Bloom' filter
  • Improved 'Rename' tool
  • Fixed bugs

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* Version 1.0 (Oct 23, 2013)
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A comprehensive review of the best RAW photo editors on the market

There are many RAW photo editors available, and they get better every year. It can be hard and time-consuming to try all of them, so we’ve tried them for you and come up with a list of the best RAW photo editors you should consider right now.

Professional photographers shoot in RAW to preserve as much detail as possible. They want high-resolution images with a wide dynamic range, natural-looking colors, and sharp details. RAW files are large files that need powerful editors. A good RAW photo editor is able to edit RAW files while preserving image quality and color accuracy.

The first criterion in choosing a RAW photo editor is how good the RAW processor is and how well it renders the RAW data. But there are also other criteria to consider, such as support for batch processing, digital asset management, preset libraries, layers and masks, and local editing tools. Practicality is also important. Consider system requirements, processing speed, the user interface and workflow, and, of course, the price.

Because RAW editors are sophisticated software that require a long time to develop, you’ll hardly find free RAW photo editors. The only free editors on our list are darktable and RawTherapee, cross-platform image processing programs with enthusiastic communities around them. Nevertheless, all paid RAW photo editors on this list offer free trials that allow you to test them before buying.

The best RAW photo editors on the market

1. Luminar 4

Released at the end of 2019, Luminar 4 is a RAW photo editor that includes AI-based technology. Yes, it provides support for most RAW file formats and all the basic adjustments you need, but it also provides content-aware automatic adjustments. Its smart features and friendly interface have already convinced many professional photographers to become Skylum Ambassadors.

Luminar’s AI-based features analyze your images and make decisions based on their contents. Luminar 4 recognizes objects and people and applies custom adjustments for different types of pictures. It includes AI-based features for sky replacement, skin and portrait enhancement, structure enhancement, general image enhancement, and adding sun rays.

Moreover, Luminar 4 comes with more than 70 built-in presets, called Looks, that provide easy access to the most popular artistic styles. You can also create your own presets and download Signature Looks designed by renowned photographers from the Luminar Marketplace.

Luminar 4 allows you to fine-tune every aspect of an image, which is great because in RAW editing, every detail counts. Luminar works with layers and masks and provides easy tools for controlling opacity and blending modes. The workflow is fluid and easy to learn, and you’ll find features such as batch processing, adjustment synchronization, digital asset management, and image rating and labeling.

Luminar 4 works as standalone software, a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and an extension for Apple Photos. It’s available for Mac and Windows and costs $89.

2. Aurora HDR

Aurora HDR was the first Skylum solution for RAW photo editing and is one of the most appreciated HDR photo editors. It’s the perfect choice if you want to create images with a wide dynamic range. Aurora provides tools for bracket merging that create high-quality images without halos, chromatic aberrations, or artifacts. It also includes basic tools such as color toning, a polarizer filter, detail enhancer, and LUT mapping.

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Like Luminar 4, Aurora HDR makes use of AI technology to separate noise from detail and deliver exquisite denoising and detail enhancing tools. As Aurora is a RAW photo editor, its support for layers and masks is especially useful. Also useful are the presets designed in collaboration with professional photographers, which deliver amazing effects in seconds.

In terms of practical features, Aurora HDR offers batch processing, support for most popular cameras, and the ability to run as standalone software or a plugin for Adobe and Apple products. Aurora HDR is available for Windows and Mac and costs $110.

3. Adobe Lightroom

Due to its prestigious producer, Adobe Lightroom has been the standard in RAW photo editing for a long time. But it has lost many fans since Adobe introduced the monthly subscription plan. Yes, Lightroom is a RAW photo editor that gives you access to cloud space and synchronizes your edits across all your devices. But it’s expensive, and people have started to look for cheaper alternatives. Adobe Lightroom costs $9.99 per month, which means almost $120 per year. That’s more than other software costs for a lifetime license.

For this money, Adobe Lightroom offers endless sharing capabilities, image synchronization, exquisite image management tools, and easy-to-use image editing tools. It also has many presets, and you can find more in the large Adobe community, which also offers books, tutorials, and video materials.

Adobe Lightroom is available for Windows and Mac, but check the system requirements before you buy it because it requires relatively new operating system versions.

4. ACDSee Photo Studio

ACDsee is known for its image organizing software, but its latest products show that it has become a powerful competitor on the photo editor market. Photo Studio is a complete editing solution that includes RAW processing, image editing tools, and the amazing ACDSee digital asset management.

ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2020 supports more than 500 camera models and offers RAW editing tools such as LUTs, non-destructive color grading, lens corrections, noise and haze removal, contrast and brightness adjustments, layers and masks, selection tools, and local adjustments. It’s fast and supports many file formats, offers batch processing, and has a lot of tools for zooming, previewing, and reviewing images. In terms of the interface and image management, it’s one of the best RAW photo editors.

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ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2020 is available only for Windows. There’s also a separate ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac 6. You can choose between a monthly subscription at $8.90 and a lifetime license for $99.95.

5. PhotoDirector Ultra

With PhotoDirector Ultra, Cyberlink aims to deliver a photo editor that accumulates the functionalities of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom at a better price. PhotoDirector Ultra supports many RAW file formats and provides AI-based tools for image retouching, layer editing, and presets.

This software is aimed at a wide variety of users, from professional photographers to the general public. It mixes powerful content-aware image adjustments with tools for making videos out of images, frame templates, and 360-degree photo editing. Delivering a wide variety of features isn’t always the best idea, however. Professional photographers are more interested in color accuracy, noise reduction, and detail preservation than in applying brushstrokes that simulate painting styles.

But despite the features unrelated to RAW editing, PhotoDirector Ultra is very good at recovering blurred images, eliminating haze and fog, and retouching portraits. It also provides image management tools, cloud storage, and additional products such as special effects and dedicated plugins.

PhotoDirector Ultra is available for Windows and Mac and costs $74.99.

6. Capture One Pro 2020

Capture One develops a RAW photo editor that supports many RAW file formats and has dedicated versions for Fuji and Sony camera users. Capture One Pro 2020 is a complete photo editing solution for all cameras, and it provides tools for image editing and management.

While Capture One Pro 2020 isn’t very easy to learn and use, once you get to know it, you’ll have full control over every aspect of your images. This software’s features range from tools for basic image adjustments (fixing exposure, color, and contrast) to HDR tools, advanced color adjustments, and presets. Essential for a RAW editor, Capture One Pro 2020 works with layers and masks and provides non-destructive editing.

Capture One Pro 2020 is a powerful photo editor even if its workflow isn’t for beginners. It provides lens and camera profiles, lens correction, high color accuracy, and tools for printing and creative artwork. All these features come with a price, however: Capture One Pro 2020 costs $27 per month. It’s available for Windows and Mac.

7. DxO PhotoLab

Like Capture One Pro, DxO PhotoLab is a complex RAW photo editor for professional photographers. It focuses on color accuracy and camera compatibility. DxO PhotoLab matches the rendering of over 60 camera models and provides optical corrections and custom lens profiles.

Among its best features are exquisite color tools such as ICC profiles, Moiré removal, and the new HSL tool, more than 40 presets, haze removal based on colorimetric component analysis, noise removal that’s been optimized to process RAW files at high speed, and local adjustments. DxO PhotoLab is an editor for color perfectionists and aims to satisfy the most demanding professionals.

DxO PhotoLab provides digital asset management with all you need for organizing images in a neat interface. It’s available for Windows and Mac and costs $140.

8. PaintShop Pro

PaintShop Pro is one of Corel’s solutions for photo editing that includes RAW functionalities. Keeping to Corel’s long tradition in graphic design, PaintShop Pro provides not only photo editing tools but also graphic design tools. So if you want tools for creating artistic compositions, drawing, and painting onto images, PaintShop Pro is the best editor for you.

In terms of RAW photo editing, PaintShop Pro offers a powerful RAW processor, lens correction, HDR editing, geometric transformations, basic adjustments for image retouching, and layers and masks. It doesn’t have too many filters and presets, but it offers support for third-party plugins such as the NiK Collection from DxO and Topaz Labs plugins. This may cover the need for extra features, but these plugins come with an additional cost.

In terms of useful functionalities, PaintShop Pro doesn’t have digital asset management, but it does provide batch processing and support for many file formats. PaintShop Pro is easy to learn and has a customizable workspace. But if you don’t need graphic design tools, they’ll only slow you down.

PaintShop Pro is available only for Windows and costs $79.

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9. AfterShot Pro

Another RAW photo editing solution from Corel is AfterShot Pro. Designed to compete with Adobe Lightroom, AfterShot Pro focuses on increasing processing speed while delivering high-quality images.

Unlike PaintShop Pro, however, AfterShot Pro is dedicated to photography. This means is has RAW camera profiles, lens corrections, a large library of presets, and highlight recovery for images with a wide dynamic range. It also provides efficient digital asset management and integrates with other editors. In exchange, it doesn’t have graphic design tools.

In terms of RAW photo editing, we’re more interested in color accuracy, noise reduction, and HDR tools than in drawing tools. Still, the advanced selection tools provided by Corel’s programs are always welcome for local adjustments and subtle image retouching.

AfterShot Pro is a better option than PaintShop Pro for RAW editing. It’s also more expensive, as it costs $99.99. But if you compare it with Adobe Lightroom, you’ll see that it’s worth the money.

10. Darktable

Darktable is an open-source, free RAW photo editor available for Linux, Mac / macports, BSD, Windows, and Solaris 11 / GNOME. It’s designed to be a virtual darkroom and allows you to view negatives through a zoomable lighttable.

Aiming to be more than a RAW convertor, darktable provides tools for image enhancement, batch processing, and tethered shooting. It also allows you to develop your own image processing modules and add them to the program.

For a free editor, darktable offers exquisite tools, from an optimized RAW processor that can manage large files to non-destructive edits and professional color management. It has ICC profiles, several demosaicing methods, base and tone curves, lens corrections, and tools for dithering, haze, fringing, noise removal, color, contrast, and white balance adjustments. It also offers a few filters for creative effects.

However, darktable has minimal image organizing functionalities. It does allow you to search for images by tags, stars, and labels, and it works with metadata.

11. RAW Power

Gentlemen Coders offers a RAW photo editor for Mac and iOS called RAW Power that can run as standalone software or a Photos extension.

RAW Power uses Apple’s RAW decoder to provide high-quality images. Among its best features are support for hundreds of camera models, precise curve adjustments, white balance recovery, lots of presets, and perspective and chromatic aberration corrections.

RAW Power also provides digital asset management, batch processing, synchronization between devices via iCloud Photo Library, multiple editing windows, and batch export. It comes as an extension to Apple Photos and costs $29.99

12. RawTherapee

RawTherapee is a free RAW photo editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It provides high-quality images with high dynamic range and uses state-of-the-art demosaicing algorithms. Although it’s open-source software, RawTherapee supports most common RAW file formats, including those from Pentax and Sony.

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Among its best features are RAW histograms, adjustments for fixing exposure, contrast, detail, and color, color profiles, and advanced controls. RawTherapee also lets you save your current editing profile for later use or batch editing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support layers, and you have to apply all adjustments to the same layer, which may be confusing.

RawTherapee has a neat workspace that allows you to find all you need in seconds. It’s intuitive, well-labeled, and has shortcuts for everything. It also provides file browsing, ratings, and color labeling, and it supports metadata. For those who want to see how printed images will look, RawTherapee runs a simulation with a specific printer profile.

13. Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo provides powerful photo editing and graphic design tools. Alongside RAW editing, it provides HDR editing and focus stacking, panorama stitching, support for editing Adobe Photoshop files, and painting tools.

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In terms of RAW photo editing, Affinity Photo’s big advantage is its ability to process very large files (more than 100 Megapixels) and to offer smooth zoom at 60 frames per second. It gives you full control over the smallest details of your images and provides editing tools such as levels, curves, HSL, and exposure and white balance adjustments. All edits are non-destructive because Affinity Photo works with layers and masks. You can perform local adjustments using advanced selection tools, analyze histograms, and edit EXIF information.

Affinity Photo provides lens corrections, noise reduction, and hot pixel removal, which is essential for RAW editing. It also provides presets and effects, including brush libraries and text and vector tools. It’s one of the best RAW photo editors for creating artistic compositions and collages.

Affinity Photo is available for Windows, Mac, and iPad and costs $49.99 respectively $19.99.

In conclusion

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We’ve tested the most powerful RAW photo editors on the market, but the final decision is yours. Choose the best editor for your needs. Consider your budget, frequency of use, skills, and artistic preferences. For example, you shouldn’t buy an editor with graphic design functionalities if you don’t do abstract photography and strong editing. If you work with large amounts of similar images, batch processing is a must. So is digital asset management when you have lots of albums and catalogs. Keep in mind that trying before buying is the wisest thing you can do.