Free Photography Software

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Mar 11, 2008
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Free Photography Software

I just wanted to start a thread for FREE photography software.
Photo magazines will have freebies from time to time, so I'll try to keep this updated with links.
Please help by contributing replies.

Skylum Luminar 3
Various (updated links as it changes)
Luminar helps you organize and edit your photos quickly and effortlessly. Enjoy using advanced filters, a smart rating system, and one-click Luminar Looks to speed up your photo editing workflow.
DL: (Expires unknown)

HDR Projects 4 Professional free for Windows and Mac
Thanks @AbhayP99048 for posting this!
Anyone who has ever seen HDR images will often find normal photos just boring. With HDR projects 4 professional you, like an artist, can very sensitively create very special lighting worlds that are not possible with "normal" photography or image processing.
DL: ... /2.0/0/en/

Batch Picture Resizer
Digital Camera World April 2020
Batch Picture Resizer does much more than the name implies. Automating routine tasks of image processing, it allows performing seamless conversion between multiple image formats, embedding logos or watermarks in multiple images, as well as resizing pictures in highest quality possible.

PhotoLemur 3 (Expires Sep 20 2020)
Digital Camera World - August 2020
Skylum’s Photolemur 3 is a powerful AI-based editing suite that gives you professional results with minimal effort. It uses an advanced algorithm that recognises and enhances certain details in your image to return a fully edited shot with zero user input. You can put your stamp on it by tweaking the effect and add an overall style with the free presets.

Skylum Aurora HDR 2018

Skylum Air Magic
Fully automated AI-powered enhancer for drone and aerial photography.


Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom, Photoshop)
7 Day Trial: ... cloud.html
30 Day Trial (free month codes):

Capture One Express
Free for Sony & Fuji Shooters, they also discount their Pro version often

Skylum Luminar
Luminar is an advanced standalone photo editing program. It's packed with all the features you need to take an image from beginning to end.

Open source Photoshop alternative

Raw Therapee
RawTherapee is a free, cross-platform raw image processing program.

Open Source Adobe Lightroom Alternative

Focus stacking, image processing, 3D, and more...

Adobe Photoshop CS2
Yes, this is a full and legit copy of Photoshop CS2. A few years ago, Adobe got rid of the activation server for older versions of it's Creative Suite and released versions of it's software that would activate without connecting to the (now offline) servers. ... p-cs2.html

Google Nik Collection*
*DxO purchased and re-released Nik as paid software, this is the previously free version
Nik Collection 2 by DxO is a powerful suite of 7 Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom plugins offering an impressive range of innovative tools for total control.
WIN DL: ... 1.2.11.exe
MAC DL: ... 1.2.11.dmg

Corel AfterShot 3
ON1 Effects 2019
DXO Optics Pro 11
Filter Forge 7
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Mar 11, 2008
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Sony Software

Remote (tether) shooting function using live view.

You can browse or rate RAW images and apply batch edits made with Edit.

Supports high-quality RAW development work in conjunction with your camera.

Fuji Software

FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in
FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO

Tethered shooting is available with FUJIFILM X Acquire tethered shooting software, with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® plugins such as FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO or FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in, or with HS-V5 for Windows® tethered shooting software.

FUJIFILM PC AutoSave computer software.
Photos and movies can automatically be downloaded to Windows or Mac computers via Wi-Fi.
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Mar 11, 2008
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Canon Software:

Digital Photo Professional 4.11.0
Digital Photo Professional 4 is a genuine, Canon-made application for browsing, selecting, and developing RAW images. It is equipped with various image adjustment functions in the Picture Style format and allows the user to make speedy image adjustments with freedom.

Picture Style Editor 1.23.0
You can edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files.

EOS Utility 3.11.0
EOS Utility is software for communication with your EOS DIGITAL camera. By connecting the camera and computer, you can download to your computer images saved in the camera's memory card as well as set various camera settings or shoot remotely from EOS Utility on your computer.
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Nikon Software:

Use ViewNX-i to copy pictures taken with your Nikon digital camera to your computer, where you can enjoy them and use them in a variety of ways. Although designed primarily as an image browser and basic editing tool, it can be used with other software to add enjoyment to the post-shooting experience.

Capture NX-D
Capture NX-D photo processing software lets you realize the full potential of your Nikon digital camera and lens, producing images with the unsurpassable quality envisioned by our designers. It offers features specifically designed for post-processing of RAW images and provides them in an intuitive, easy-to-use form.

Picture Control Utility 2
Picture Control Utility 2 is used to edit and manage Picture Controls. Starting from NEF (RAW) images or custom Picture Controls copied from a camera, you can create and save new custom Picture Controls.

Wireless Transmitter Utility
Use the Wireless Transmitter Utility to adjust network settings and the like for UT-1 communications units, Z 7, Z 6, and Z 50 built-in Wi-Fi, D5, D4S, and D4 Ethernet connections, and WT-7, WT-6, WT-5, and WT-4 wireless transmitters.
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What's a nice and easy software to photoshop pictures. Not like playing the filters, but something more like if I want to change hair or wall colours, etc.
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Good idea to find and post offline Picasa installer (just got it for easy cataloging and exporting photo on the work laptop) ?