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Affinity Photo

Serif's Affinity Photo is the best alternative to Photoshop that we've ever found. It provides many of the same photo editing tools but at a much for affordable rate; a one-time payment of $49.99 inst

Luminar

Skylum recently bought out Macphun's software and has promoted Luminar to center stage in the photo editing arena. We found that the editing tools are limited and basic compared with others we've test

DxO PhotoLab Elite Edition

 This program is relatively easy to use and offers a good amount of powerful editing tools, however, it costs more than twice as much as most of the other software we tested. Frankly, we can't se

CyberLink PhotoDirector

CyberLink's PhotoDirector Ultra is a great photo editing program for Mac that provides plenty of editing tools as well as an impressive set of photo organizing tools. The interface makes it especially

Adobe Character Animator

Character Animator is a fun animation program that allows you to use motion capture on pre-created character puppets. Unfortunately, the library only comes with a small handful of characters to choose

Muvizu:Play+

Muvizu:Play+ gives Windows users access to dozens of templates to help you create a vibrant world of various characters. It is easier to use than many of the other programs we tested and is a great op

Adobe Animate (Flash)

Adobe Animate CC is the rebranded version of Adobe Flash. It gives you access to professional-level drawing and animation tools so you can get the exact look you want from your work. We were able to u

Clip Studio Paint EX

Clip Studio Paint is first and foremost an illustration and comic drawing software that has animation features built into it. It’s a great choice for anyone who is comfortable with drawing progr

Cockos Reaper

Reaper has a user-friendly interface that allows you to record an unlimited amount of audio tracks per session. The layout is intuitive and customizable, with a wide range of editing and effects plugi

Audacity

Audacity is a free, open-source audio editing software compatible with Mac and Windows computers. The user interface isn’t pretty, but it makes finding editing tools easy and can speed up workfl

CATIA

At first glance, CATIA’s visually-outdated interface makes it look like this software doesn’t offer much. Don’t let that fool you. This software can give you some of the best design

PTC Creo

PTC Creo, also known as Pro/Engineer or Pro E, is an advanced CAD software that allows you to create complex designs and simulations in little time. This software isn’t as easy to learn as other

SolidWorks

SolidWorks is one of the most widely used CAD programs on the market due to its relatively lower cost, powerful 3D rendering abilities and friendlier-than-average interface. For this reason, it is oft

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is perhaps the most well-known CAD software out there. This program can be found in high schools and colleges and it is usually one of the first programs people learn when getting into CA

Audacity

Audacity is one of the most popular audio recording and editing applications on the market and is beloved by users who do voice recording for podcasts and similar endeavors. Year after year, Audacity

Phase One Media Pro

Phase One's Media Pro SE is ideal for professional photographers who have big databases of photos but it isn't a good pick for the average user. Navigating through this software was easy since it has

AfterShot Pro 3

AfterShot Pro 3 is good photo manager software for beginning and experienced users. The program has advanced editing and organization tools suitable for professional photographers but is maintained wi

Movavi Slideshow Maker

This slideshow program feels a bit like basic video editor software because of its impressive video tools and modern features. It also has photo editing capabilities and transition effects that can he

Best Desktop Publishing Software

From brochures and business cards to labels and letterheads, learn which programs will best help you unleash your inner designer.

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a professional desktop publishing program used by thousands of graphic designers and businesses. It offers some of the best layout options in the market including the ability to use snap-t

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