Gear | Software & Apps

The digital darkroom. You've probably heard that expression before. The process of managing and editing your photographs can be daunting. We have found the following software packages and services to be the easiest to use and produce great results. Please feel free to contact us if you need help with your decision or have any other questions.

#1 Adobe Photoshop Elements (affiliate link)

Most photographers don't need anything more than what's included in this reasonably-priced software package. From the Adobe Website...

  • Go from so-so snapshot to forever-favorite photo. Make quick edits, add artistic touches like a pro or transform your photos to wow friends and family. Photoshop Elements can step you through or do it for you.
  • All your memories at your fingertips. Order, label, find and view your photos your way.
  • Show your creative side. Make scrapbook pages, cards and calendars to share lasting memories.
  • Share memories with the people who matter most the way that works for you — Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter and more.

#2 Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (affiliate link)

When you need more than Photoshop Elements (and you'll know it when you do). From the Adobe website...

Get all your photography essentials, including Lightroom and Photoshop, for just 9.99 per month.

Photoshop, the world’s best imaging and design app, is at the core of almost every creative project. Work across desktop and mobile devices to create and enhance your photographs, website and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos and more.

With Lightroom, your photography goes where you go. Organize, edit, and share your photos from anywhere — on your computer, on the web, on your iPad and on your iPhone or Android devices. It's all your photography. All in one place.

#3 Snapseed

From iTunes - Perfect your photos in a snap with the new Snapseed 2. This app brings to your mobile device the power and control of professional photo editing software, previously only available on the desktop. Now with the tap of a finger you can retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit, and more.



#4 Zenfolio (affiliate link)

If you're looking for an easy way to share (and maybe even sell) your photographs online, Zenfolio might be just what you need. We have tried a variety of services over the years but have found Zenfolio to save us time, is affordably priced, and provides the tools we need to quickly and easily create our website. From Zenfolio...

  • Voted #1 by Pro Photographers
  • A beautiful website with no coding. Choose from dozens of gorgeous designs or create your own with our Theme Designer.
  • Each site comes with a blog and custom pages to create the website you've always envisioned.