Adobe Photoshop Elements is the clear winner of the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award with perfect scores in import and export options, sharing capabilities and support. Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, the software’s clean interface, instructional tutorials and support resources help you quickly develop your editing skills. It has an array of beginning and advanced tools that grow with you as you learn more. Whether you are simply creating a photo album or designing a logo, Adobe Elements 13 delivers quality results.
Pixelmator and Acorn both offer a wide selection of tools to take your editing to the next level. With tools that improve usability, such as automatic edit options and vector graphic tools, these programs have both the features and capabilities to create professional designs. Both of the programs also have robust sharing capabilities and support a variety of files. While Pixelmator and Acorn lag behind our Gold Award winner, they both have the editing tools you need at a much more affordable price.
I scrolled thorough the list myself and when I got to “Windows Movie Maker” (last one on the list) the list suddenly lost all credibility. Then I read that number 14 is full of viruses and trojans. This list was written by someone in college forced to write a web page listing the top 15 video editors they could find with a quick google search. I doubt they did any actual research into the usability, credibility or actual user feedback to make this list. They grabbed the first 15 software titles they saw or remembered and made a list calling it their top 15. I also will be continuing my quest for video editing software. I don’t mind paying a few hundred bucks if it is good quality and will last me a few years. I certainly don’t want free if its loaded with trojans or advertisements and malware. I actually doubt you will even see my reply but this is for anyone else that made it this far down the page of this train wreck of a list. Seriously, don’t use Windows movie maker… I’ve used it when I first started then I used real software by Corel but that version I have is old and not compatible with my HD camera but I never really was satisfied with Corel and wanted something with more features like chromakey, aftereffects, and some sort of tracking ability so I can tag a moving spot in a video to place something like a moziac or blur.