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Editors' Review

by   / March 13, 2014

PhotoDirector is an all-in-one photo editor and manager that gives you complete control over your digital photography workflow. For new users and photography veterans alike, PhotoDirector has robust tools to help you perfect each snapshot.


Intuitive interface: PhotoDirector shares many traits with tried-and-true workflow interfaces like Lightroom. Primary adjustment and management tools are in menus that are aligned to the screen edges. Manual-adjustment sliders give you incremental control over every aspect of your photo file, from standard color-correction, brightness, and noise-removal tools to more perspective-altering adjustments like lens correction.

Filtered management: Get as basic or as granular as you please in organization. You can manage your photo gallery through tags and labels, and you can sort by flags, color, edit status, and stacks.

Performance: Version 5 takes advantage of 64-bit processor-powered machines, which is critical for loading images at higher resolutions, especially when entering Retina and 4K territory.


Varying import times: Our import times varied when importing about 40 raw images. Batch load times were noticeably inconsistent compared to those of other photo editors like Lightroom.

Lens profiles: PhotoDirector lacks some of the more precise lens perspective profiles that Lightroom has. That's not a deal breaker, since most photographers will find 90 percent of their needs met by PhotoDirector's tools. However, for the few who take their discipline more seriously, that lack is a differentiator.

Bottom Line

PhotoDirector offers a competitive package with comparable value. It's accessible for photographers of all levels, yet includes enough depth to enable serious photographers to get the most out of their shots.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.0

Version 10.0:
  • Video-to-Photo (after 30 days only photo capture & animated GIF creation are supported)
  • Time-lapse capture
  • Auto panorama
  • Face Tagging
  • Photo Stacking
  • 360 photo editing
  • Spot Removal
  • Brush/Selection Brush
  • Gradient Mask
  • Radial Filter
  • Dehaze
  • HDR Effects
  • RGB Curves
  • Split Toning
  • Levels
  • Auto Denoise
  • Lens Correction
  • Defringe
  • All Edit Tab Tools
  • Layer Editing


Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site
Release Date September 19, 2018
Date Added September 20, 2018
Version 10.0


Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.12MB
File Name CyberLink_PhotoDirector_Downloader.exe


Total Downloads 181,593
Downloads Last Week 4


License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.99
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