ON1 PHOTO RAW 2018
SKYLUM AURORA HDR 2018
The only software reviewed here is that which I am actively using myself on a daily basis.
I hope that is enough of a recommendation.
These reviews concentrate on those elements of the software that I find most useful.
To some extent they overlap in what they allow you to do, but each one adds that worthwhile extra something to your image processing.
THE SOFTWARE AND HOW THEY DIFFER
The software to be reviewed (on the following pages) include:
ON1 PHOTO RAW 2019 - an excellent general purpose image processing software, with a special ability to handle most RAW files. It handles other formats equally well.
An excellent, versatile, and very powerful image processing software.
TOPAZ PLUGINS - a full range of add-on software that you can use to modify specific properties in your photographs, with a large supply of Presets to help you to get the best presentation for your images.
If I was pressed to make one choice of software for image processing it would have to be ON1 PHOTO RAW 2019.5.
In practice, it does all that I have asked of it when converting images to HDR and with each new version has reduced any need to turn to separate plugins.
Nevertheless, for those who like these two facilities in stand-alone software I have added a review of my choice in each case.
If you want to go straight to more details on ON1 2019 please go to the product web site that you can find here - ON1 2019 Product Details.