If you have a digital camera then you have probably downloaded your photos onto your computer. Have you also tried editing it (maybe trying to delete that annoying guy that popped up at the back of the photo, or the piece of litter in an otherwise beautiful and pristine landscape shot)?

If you have then you know the importance of using the best photo editing software. And the best one around is Adobe’s Photoshop. Photoshop is brilliant, flexible and as basic or advanced as you want it to be.

For Basic Users

If you are not a professional photographer or don’t want all the bells and whistles of an advanced software, then the Photoshop Elements range is the one for you.

You can edit your photos in loads of different ways, merge and superimpose photos, organize your photos and generally improve them. What is more Photoshop Elements is easy to use and a lot of the features can be accessed and applied by only clicking a couple of buttons. This simplicity comes at the expense of editing every single thing on the pictures, but if you don’t need it why bother.

For Professionals

The best photo editing software around is Adobe’s Photoshop CS series. Talking about a professional photo studio on your computer. You can literally do anything and everything with Photoshop CS. The only limit is your imagination.

I wanted to list the features for Photoshop CS here, but it would take an age just to write them down. Just think of anything you want to do with a photo and Photoshop CS can do it.

Now Photoshop CS is not as easy to use or simple as Photoshop Elements and it has a steep learning curve, but you can do so much more with it. Now you can take an average picture and make it great. Coupled with a high spec digital SLR camera Photoshop CS is the best photo editing software and should be part of any professional or serious amateur photographer’s arsenal.