Three Photo Editing Software Releases to Consider

DXOPhotLab 3, On1 Photo Raw 2020, Luminar 4

There are three photo editing software packages that I own, each has a new release and are worthy of consideration.

DXO Photolab 3 – Advanced editing software

The first is DXO Photolab, I love this software, it’s my ‘goto photo editor’. And with its latest release DXO have really upped their photo editing game. To mark its release DXO are offering current and new users a discount. If you do not own the software you can download a trial version.

On1 Photo RAW 2020

ON1 Photo RAW 2020 is often pitched as being an alternative to Adobe’s Lightroom or Photoshop. It has a set of rich features and will cover most, if not all of your photo needs. Its features are user-driven and the team at On1 provide plenty of how-to videos.

You can get a copy to try here, or upgrade ON1 Photo RAW 2020 Now Available

Luminar 4

Luminar 4 from Skylum is due for release in November and can be pre-ordered at a discount price. Luminar 4 makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your images and as such looks to make post-processing images easier and less time-consuming.

There is no better photo editor than DXO Photlab, If you have not checked it out, you should. It has the ability to make advanced corrections automatically based on optical flaws like a lack of sharpness, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and distortion are automatically and effectively corrected. And the new line of tools makes this a powerful photo editor.

However, If you are the type of photographer that goes about swapping skies, working with layers and removing or replacing objects etc in your images DXO Photolab will not be enough. ON1 Photo RAW 2020 will probably be more suited to your needs. On1 bills itself as the only post-processing editor that you will need but it is a lot more complex than DXO Photolab.

Luminar 4 perhaps sits between DXO Photolab and ON1 Photo RAW. Skylum is marketing their product as the ‘next generation all in one imaging editor and photo management software.  It is pushing the boundaries with its AI technology and more product developments are in place to enhance the software further.

Personally, I have 4 products. DXO Photolab and NIK collection. On1 and Luminar 3. I mainly use DXO Photolab along wth the NIK collection from DXO. I use ON1 Photo RAW largely for object removal and their filters.

I don’t have Luminar 4 but have Luminar 3 and Aurora HDR 2019

Bottom line

If you want the best RAW Photo editor out there that’s DXO Photolab.

If you do a lot of photo manipulation, ON1 Photo RAW might be the way to go.

If you’re looking to have an advanced photo editor that’s easy to use then Luminar 4 might be the option for you when it is released in November.

You can download trial versions of On1 and DXO Photlab. You will have o wait for Luminar 4 but you could download a trial of Luminar 3 to see if it fits your needs. 

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