In this article, you can read a review of the some of the most popular Photo Editing Software for Mac.

iPhoto is photo editing software application and the best part of it all is that comes with your MAC. Even the pros take photos that need a bit of extra work done on them. And Mac developers have done all their best so that with iPhoto, editing images is as simple as taking them. There is a whole palette of retouching tools available at your disposal and an array of effects to play with. When you use the Crop tool, automatic guides help you follow the classic “rule of thirds.” Adjusting shadows and highlights in a photo is also easily done. With separate controls, now you can lighten a face that was lost in shadow without affecting the brighter parts of your photo. Use noise reduction to minimize dots and speckles in low-light photos. Use edge sharpen to create a crisper photo. And use white balance to optimize colors with a click. The latest version is iPhoto ’08 and has plenty of new features like unified search, theme-based home printing, new calendars and books.

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is one of the most popular low cost Mac photo editing software applications. It was originally developed for UNIX, so it’s an open source program with a Mac. It has customizable brushes and patterns that add-up on its drawing functionalities while the growing library supports more and more filters and effects.

Apple Aperture 1.5.4 is compatible with iPhoto ’08, including the ability to import images directly from the most current version of iPhoto and the ability to share Aperture images with other iLife ’08 and iWork applications using the iLife Media Browser. Powerful, Aperture features a RAW-focused workflow from capture to output that makes working with RAW files as easy as JPEG. No need to convert your RAW files before doing anything with them. Aperture automatically creates “versions” of your “master” images to preview, crop, color correct, sharpen, and apply other modifications to. And with the most powerful image processing in the world, Aperture is fast – whether you’re working with RAW, JPEG, or TIFF images.

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. The official website of this software is

Source by Paul Abbey