Ask the Readers: Which Photo App is a Must-Have Software on Your Computer?

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By Akemi Iwaya on October 27th, 2010

Regardless of which operating system you use, there will always be images of some kind that need to be worked with on your computer. This week we want to know which photo app is an absolute must-have software on your computer when working with images.


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Photo apps come in an extremely large variety based on functionality and/or price. For some people a basic photo app will serve their needs very well for things such as removing “red eye” from photos, minor editing, or adding some small special effects. Others need a photo app that packs more punch to do advanced cleanup, editing, and manipulation of images for their own use or for professional work.

The other deciding factor in which photo app you may use is price. For most of us there are many excellent photo apps that are free such as Paint.NET, Picasa, Windows Live Photo, PhotoFiltre, the powerful GIMP, and many more. Each of these apps provide a wonderful level of functionality for the everyday person but what if you need something more or different? If you work with advanced features shareware there is a good chance that you are using Adobe’s Photoshop software. There are less expensive shareware apps available but Photoshop is the one go-to app that most people automatically think of.

Each person usually has something that works well for them and gets the job done when working with images. Perhaps you know a of perfect photo app that you would like to tell everyone else about. Maybe you have one that is only so-so and are looking for something better. Here is your chance to share your photo app wisdom with your fellow readers and/or find a great app to add to your personal software arsenal. Let us know in the comments which photo app is a must-have software on your computer(s)!

Note: There is not a poll this week due to the fact that one could not begin to cover the large variety of photo apps available.

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/27/10
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