I recently reviewed Picktorial 3 for Photography Blog.
Picktorial 3 contains ‘pro-level' non-destructive raw photo editing tools, all within a simple single-space interface and is available for Mac only.
If you don't want to be tied into an Adobe Cloud subscription for software like Adobe Lightroom CC, or fork out loads for a standalone photo editor, Picktorial 3 is a viable option.
The introductory price of $39.99 is an absolute snip.
With a simple layout and tools that are easy to navigate, Picktorial 3 actually offers some sophisticated editing functions.
Undoubtedly for me, where Picktorial 3 shines is how quick it operates, from start to finish. Importing images, viewing images, applying edits and exporting. It is fast and it is easy.
Operational speed normally lets down low cost editing software, but not so Picktorial 3. It is staggeringly fast.
It is faster than Adobe Lightroom CC for many functions. Kudos to the Israeli based team at Picktorial Innovations Ltd.
The software is not perfect. As things stand I'm not a total fan of how the algorithms render major exposure adjustments and the limitations in recovering tonal detail.
I say this from experience editing Nikon, Olympus and Sony raw files, but adjustment sliders at times behave in a way I would expect from JPEG editing. Those with Fuji raw files may have a different experience, because it seems there is additional support for Fuji cameras.
One other point is that Picktorial 3 is more limited when it comes to batch processes, making it more suited to editing individual images. You can batch apply edits, but I could not find a way to batch rename exports.
All in all though, you'd struggle to find a better photo editor even close to this price point. The team are helpful too - my experience is that they look after the Picktorial 3 users.
You can read my review on the Photography Blog website. I'd be happy to chat through any questions you have about the software :-)