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2016 Top 5 Basic Photo Editors Software Comparison and Reviews

We selected 5 best comprehensive Basic Photo Editors Software cost from FREE to $89.00. Each product is the most popular one at that price level.

And our editors take these 5 Basic Photo Editors Software for a testing and comparison in the most commonly used aspects, so you can see what the differences between them easily.

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Paint.NET Adobe Photoshop Elements ACDsee Photo Editor Zoner Photo Studio Cyberlink PhotoDirector Ultra
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Paint.NET is a lightweight, high-powered and 100% FREE Photo Editor. It supports layer, stamp clone, edge detection, motion blur, history, effects and other practical tools. But it does not support the PSD file format. In addition, this program requires to install the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop Elements is the amateurr version of Adobe Photoshop. It is primarily designed for photo editing. It excludes some advanced features of Photoshop, such as channel/path manager, integrates many photoshop features, and offers built-in instant one-click effects. Actually, in the aspects of photo editing, it is much easier than Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop Elements has a highlight feature - Content Aware Move Tool, which let you move the objects to other places on the photo, and the photo will be recomposed and the hole left behind is filled using matching elements from the image.

Adobe Photoshop Elements provides two primary features - Manager and Editor, which greatly improve the efficiency of photo editing. Its main control panel provides three editing models - Quick, Guided, Expert, and users can choose the edit mode according their ability. So this software is not only suitable for beginners but also for professional users.
ACDsee Photo Editor
It is one of the product from old brand ACD Systems. ACDsee Photo Editor provides professional-level editing tools, and built-in user guides, which help users familiar with the software, and if you do not know how to use the editing tools such as adjusting the brightness of the image, then the user guides will help you quickly know how to use these tools. ACDsee Photo Editor has auto-edit options, which can automatically adjust or correct your photos. It provides users more than 40 built-in filters, and these filters can help you quickly change the photo color and textures. ACDsee Photo Editor comes with 2GB of free cloud storage for your photos backup to the network.

ACDsee Photo Editor offers some great photo editing tools, but it’s lacks of some editing features that popular photo editors usually provide, for example, you could not create a panoramas photo, HDR Images and correct lens distortion.
Zoner Photo Studio
Zoner Photo Studio provides a variety of basic editing tools, and also provides many advanced editing tools such as panoramas, HDR images, 3D effects and clone stamp, etc., This software contains 24 kinds of filters, and more than 300 kinds of font styles. Users can directly share the edited photo to the Internet, like Facebook, Flickr and Picasa. In addition, it also has an Android App, that you can use it to transfer photos from your mobile phone to computer. It has a built-in full-featured organizing system, that will help you quickly and efficiently manage photos.
Cyberlink PhotoDirector Ultra
This software provides many instant one-click effects, so that users do not need a lot of manual photos processing. Actually, this product is special designed for the common user. It’s simple and easy to use. It supports face recognition, images comparison, 4K high definition photo output (produce UltraHD 4K quality), image upload to social networks (Facebook, flickr etc.,) and other features. It is also a very comprehensive photo manager, browser and viewer.


Paint.NET is a great photo editing freeware. It’s fast, and the interface is similar with Photoshop, and compared to Photoshop, Paint.NET has less built-in effects and filters, and the features are weaker. So if you want your photos with cool effects or filters, we recommend you use the paid photo editor.

We strongly recommend Adobe Photoshop Elements, due to its simple, easy to use, and its designed three editing mode - Quick, Guided, Expert, which covers the different levels of users, so whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can quickly learn how to use it. Adobe Photoshop Elements also has many built-in effects and filters, which make photo editing easier and faster, and will bring you more fun in the photo editing process.

If you want a built-in professional photo manager, we recommend you choose Cyberlink PhotoDirector Ultra or Zoner Photo Studio, but their editing features are much weaker than Adobe Photoshop Elements. ACDsee Photo Editor is also a good choice, although it only has photo editing features, it still can be used with another well-known Photo Manager ACDsee, so if you are ACDSee users, we recommend you use this product - ACDsee Photo Editor.