Don't-Miss Photography software Stories

Review: Photoshop Elements 11 updates interface, editing tools

Friendlier interface, stylish new guided edits, and a simpler path to tough selections make this a great upgrade.

Photosynth for iPhone

Entering life as a photographic experiment, Photosynth has evolved into a fabulous panorama maker.

Pholium for iPad

This iPad photo book creation tool offers some cool features, but not enough to compete with analogous publication or photo editing services.

Resize Sense converts images to precisely the right size

Resize Sense is an all-in-one batch resizer and cropping tool that will save both time and tedious labor in getting one image—or hundreds of images—to exactly the right size for Web pages, email, and layouts.

JPEGmini slims down photos without changing resolution

If you have a lot of saved photos, JPEGmini can reduce the file size and save some space on your hard drive.

SloPro - 60fps Slow Motion Video

The app takes the pain out of manually speeding up or slowing down video, allowing you to produce such effects directly on your iPhone or iPad.

Shrink image file sizes with ImageOptim

The free utility takes in your PNG, JPEG, and GIF files (including GIF animations) and optimizes them by shrinking their file sizes, often considerably. And it does so without affecting the image quality.

Use Comic Life 2 to create comic strips with your own photos

Comic Life 2 turns your photos into comic book-style layouts, and it perfectly balances ease of use with a sense of fun.

Cinemagram for iPhone

Cinemagram answers the burning question a fair number of folks between the ages of 8 and 28 have these days: How can I create those fancy animated GIFs of cute cat expressions like a professional?

PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos

PhotoSweeper aims to help trim down your photo library by analyzing your photos and finding duplicate and similar images.

Givit for iPhone and iPad

Along with the Web-based Givit service, this iPhone app shines with its ability to easily set who you want to share videos with.

Use InstaBackup to backup Instagram shots to your Mac

InstaBackup is a handy utility that's well suited to Instagram power-users who want to back up their favorite lo-fi photos, or those who simply want a quick pain-free way to transfer their Instagram photos to their Mac.

Aperture 3.3 embraces Retina display and iPhoto

Aperture 3.3 is more than a simple dot upgrade. It features new Retina display support for the new MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop, a substantial performance boost, and a unified library structure for both iPhoto and Aperture.