Top photography tools for Mac

cameraIf you’re like me and you’ve recently acquired a new camera, you’re probably playing around with it a lot and still learning about all its different settings. What I really like about digital photography though is the wealth of applications there are to work with your pics.

Mac users are lucky to be blessed with a wide set of Photshop plugins, filters, effects and full fledged applications that range from RAW editors to advanced viewers, printing solutions or uploaders for the web. Whether you’re a pro photographer or just an amateur getting into photography, here is a run down of the best applications you can find on Mac to work with your digital snaps:

  • LightZone – A great retouching alternative to Photoshop.
  • Capture One – Handle and edit many RAW files at once.
  • PicLens – A Safari extension to enjoy your pics in full screen.
  • Genuine Fractals – Blowup any picture to a size you couldn’t attain normally.
  • Apple Aperture – The ultimate application to work with RAW files.
  • Flexify -A Photoshop plugin to create panoramic images.
  • Hydra – Easily make your own HDR images.
  • Snapshot – Lets you print pictures in different formats.
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – Manage, adjust and edit lots of photos with this essential toolbox.
  • Picasa Web Albums or Flickr Uploadr – Whether you use Picasa or Flickr to showcase your pics on the web, you’ll need to upload them first.

Windows users: check out Nick’s post on top software for professional photographers.

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