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Cutting Edge Photo Editing and Photo Management Software – review by practice.



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Recommended Photo Editing and Management Software Combination​

Dear Mac (and Windows) User, if you are still seeking a sturdy image processing and management solution for your photography, without having to pay monthly subscriptions.  The following combination of software will cost you less than *$200 USD ( no subscription necessary).  And will easily fit into any photo-editing workflow.

Many professional creators use our recommendations, as not just affordable alternative standalone solutions, but also as plugin extensions with Adobe Lightroom and macOs Photos.

*correct at time of writing

For Image Editing

Introducing a new way of image editing. A way that eliminates the awkward steps required by most traditional software. Award winning software by Skylum, developers of innovative applications for creators, has two offerings: 

Luminar Neo

Luminar Neo is built with AI- based editing that focuses and targets the pains that photographers and photo-artist currently endure with their projects. Luminar Neo is ideal for the “dynamic” user engaging with creative image editing tasks

Luminar AI

Luminar AI is built on the idea of making complexity simple. Unlike most tools and methods of editing using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Luminar AI allows you to achieve edits by simply selecting a tool and adjusting its intensity with the use a simple slider.

For Photo Management

Keep all your photos organised with Excire AI tools that let browse and arrange your images quickly and easily using feature such as facial recognition. 

Excire Foto

With automatic facial tagging, photographers are able to readily fetch every image in their photo library for a particular person, in seconds…

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