Photo & Design

Fans of photography and digital manipulation can find plenty of inspiration among the many available downloads. A simple photo is the starting point for an exciting adventure with plenty of opportunities to create some unique and personalised content, using photo editor software to alter colour and tone, reducing flare and shine, and enhancing the tones and surfaces of the subject.

PhotoShine provides dozens of beautiful template options for your photos, to provide them with attractive frames in seconds. Collages of holiday pictures, and albums grouped by theme are now possible. The photography editing software is not just limited to the construction of frames, and the next step is to invest in a top-quality graphics suite, to allow re-formatting and sharing of breath-taking pictures. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Editor. With an amazing variety of clip art and different fonts giving complete control over your photos, new textures, patterns and colours can be introduced. The potential is essentially limitless.

Creating pictures is all very well, but most photographers want to share their work with others. Picasa allows sharing of original photos, easily and quickly retrieved from a folder, onto web albums. Compatible with digital cameras, and offering basic editing of contrast and colour, this is a great tool for retrieving photos from your archive (even those that you had forgotten that you took!) as Picasa will scan your computer and bring all images together for better image management.

For photographers seeking to download design software and move one step further from Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks MX is the graphic design software and publishing suite that offers a huge number of graphics editing options. Even better, the graphics can be published on the web or from any mobile device. Produced by Adobe, Fireworks MX can match the rich pallet of colours currently available through its Illustrator or Photoshop suites for superb colour rendition, for graphics and photos alike.

The original PaintShop Pro photo editing suite continues to offer fantastic options for photographers, such as an innovative tilt-shift selective focus effect (for those who are unwilling to invest in a tilt-shift lens). Easy to learn and use, the suite is compatible with social media for easy sharing of the completed images, once the full array of functions has been brought to bear. Teeth can be whitened, blemishes removed, and a rich tan applied, all in a few short clicks.

Soft32 brings the best in downloads together so that photographers can source their photography software in one convenient place – safe and trusted downloads checked for Trojans and other viruses and ideal for users who wish to explore the latest picks.