Recommended Photography & Videography Software and Hardware

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Best Editing Software for Photos

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Photoshop and Lightroom come together as a package when you purchase the subscription from Adobe. These two software are all you need to edit any kind of photos. And even though there are a lot of other software out there, these have remained the industry standard.

Best Editing Software for Videos

Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro is undoubtedly the most popular video editing software out there. It offers a great interface and is easy to learn even if you are a complete beginner. Just like Photoshop and Lightroom, you have to purchase a subscription from Adobe to use it.

Best Photo Editing Mobile App

Snapseed MobileApp

Snapseed is a completely free mobile app developed by Google. It can be used to do both basic and advanced editing. The UI is very beginner friendly and the app rarely crashes.

Best Laptop/PC for Photo and Video Editing

Dell Gaming Laptops/XPS (Windows)
MacBook Pro (macOS)

The above two brands are just recommendations. In reality you can use any laptop/PC which has good specs. The three most important specs to focus on are - RAM, Processor and SSD. If you are only into photo editing, then even 8 GB RAM can be sufficient. But if you are also into video editing then at least a 16 GB RAM becomes a must.

Best Budget Tablet for Editing/Retouching

Wacom One

Tabs by Wacom are amazing when used for editing. Most people use them for retouching purpose because retouching is an art which requires precise control and flowing movement which is tough to achieve with a mouse. A lot of beginners think they need to buy a very expensive Tab. That's not true at all. The aforementioned small sized budged tab by Wacom does a fantastic job too.

Most Popular Tablet for Editing/Retouching

Wacom Intuos Pro

The Intuos Pro series is the most popular among Photoshop users, especially the Instuos Pro Medium. They are more expensive than the Wacom one Tab shown above.

External Hard Disk for Backing Up Photos and Videos


Seagate 1 TB External Hard Disk

It's a good practice to store your photos and videos on an external hard disk. Storing them on your computer is not really ideal since they require a lot of space. 1 TB is more than enough for most people. Ideally, you should have at least one more external hard disk as a back-up, just in case the first one crashes/gets stolen/is lost etc.

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