From OCAU Wiki
There's a lot of software available for processing digital images. Here's some that's used by OCAU members:
- Adobe Photoshop - The most commonly used and 'industry standard' image editor.
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - A very popular alternative to a fully fledged photoshop setup. Provides cataloging and keywording features in addition to most photography related editing tasks.
- Camera Raw - Raw converter for Photoshop
- GIMP - An Open Source image editor. It has many of the same featurs as Photoshop, and should be more than enough for most people. It can be also found as a portable app. The beta versions are usually very stable, and are much more up to date than the 'release' versions.
- Paint.NET - A free image editor. Not quite as many features as PS or GIMP, but has a nice clean interface and is very useful
- RAWShooter Essentials (mirror) - Excellent, free program to covert your RAW images to TIF or JPEG. The main site seems to be regularly down - use the mirror link if this is the case. Update: RawShooter has been bought out by Adobe, and replaced by their Lightroom software. However, RSE should still be available.
- IrfanView - Free image viewer with minor editing abilities.
- Capture One - Not a free RAW converter, but has an excellent workflow. Very high quality outputs.
- ReNamer - A very, very handy free file renaming tool (took me a while to find one!)
- PIXresizer - A free batch resizing tool
- Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - Photo-editing software for everything from easy, automatic photo fixes to precision editing.
- WiziWYG - Free monitor calibration software. The main site seems to be inactive, so the link is to google which should find you a mirror.