Photo Ninja 1.0 review: the dark horse in the Raw converter sweepstakes

At a Glance

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  • Photo Ninja
    $129.00

    Photo Ninja, a new Raw-image converter and photo-processing app, is a capable program that makes a very good first impression. Use it alone or in conjunction with other popular photo-management and...

At a Glance

Photo Ninja, a new Raw-image converter and photo-processing app, is a capable program that makes a very good first impression. Use it alone or in conjunction with other popular photo-management and editing tools.

Price when rated: $129.00

Pros

  • Excellent Raw converter, particularly good at quick renderings of architectural or landscape photos with lots of significant detail
  • Noise Ninja 3 noise reduction
  • “Smart lighting” exposure does remarkable job in many cases of analyzing exposure to preserve detail in shadows and prevent blown highlights
  • High-end tools for fixing chromatic aberration, vignetting, and lens and perspective distortion

Cons

  • Rudimentary file browser lacks albums, keywords, and other basic file-management tools
  • Can’t upload images to popular social and photo-sharing sites
  • No clone, red-eye, or local adjustment tools
  • Pricey compared with more feature-packed competitors
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