Picktorial - Picktorial Feature List

Picktorial Feature List

Spending time with dozens of photographers around the world has helped us make this amazing (and growing) set of features possible in Picktorial. We offer our heartfelt thanks to all of them, and invite YOU to be in touch and provide your feedback and feature requests for upcoming versions!
We’re quick and responsive! Let us prove it to you: contact@picktorial.com.

High-Quality Editing Tools:

  • Get maximum control over light and color with curves, exposure, contrast, highlights and shadows, blacks and whites, clarity, saturation and vibrance
  • Selective Hue, Saturation and Luminance
  • Split-toning tool
  • Crop and straighten with one easy-to-use tool

Retouching and Local Adjustments Tools:

  • Local tone and color adjustments
  • Skin-smoothing brush for effortless, natural results, controlled by a frequency separation slider
  • Patch tool to remove unwanted objects and defects
  • Defocus brush to blur out destructive content
  • Two-scale sharpening tool
  • Rich set of options to “paint” regions for erasing or painting, like controllable brush size, feature and flow; linear or elliptical gradient or full screen
  • Customize local adjustments to add sophisticated tools Curves, HSL, Split-Tone on specific parts of your photos.
  • Apply local adjustments only on specific colors or luminosity values using Color and Luminosity masks.
  • Use custom blending modes to control how local adjustments are composed together.
  • Edge aware brush that will avoid getting out unintentionally from the painted region

Mastering Tools:

  • Overlay texture layers
  • Frames and borders
  • Watermarking tool

Easy, fast and rich import process:

  • Automatic load of Pictures library
  • Adding local or external libraries by drag and drop
  • Immediate import of any camera or iOS devices by connection
  • Natively browse Aperture Library


  • Directly export to any folder, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter or email
  • Support export to JPEG or TIFF format
  • Modify JPEG output size and quality

True, Live, Non-Destructive Editing:

  • All edits are applied non-destructively
  • Live, real-time preview for all edit tools
  • Change your very first edits without undoing the latest ones
  • Real-time preview for all editing tools
  • Edits are saved in-place so you can modify or revert to previous edits on another computer
  • Access any point in the undo list from a beautiful History panel
  • Disable or modify individual edits out of order, for maximum flexibility

RAW editing:

  • A GPU-based RAW processing engine, for maximum quality and performance
  • Support for raw files from most Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica, Ricoh, Casio, FujiFilm, Phase One and Sony cameras as well as DNG files
  • Support for DCP color profiles
  • Live and fast histogram for all actions - even when using brushes and local adjustments
  • Freedom to seamlessly edit raw images - no need to commit before further edits

Intuitive workflow, beautiful user interface:

  • A single window with easy access to everything you need
  • Tab-based viewers for streamlined workflow on multiple projects
  • Real-time previews of all editing tools

Professional Presets:

  • Dozens of beautiful, customizable built-in presets
  • Tags for assigning and filtering presets
  • Creation of new presets from preferred adjustments
  • Importing and exporting of presets
  • Copying and pasting of adjustments between photos

Built-in image browser and organizer:

  • Easy import from folders or a camera
  • Easy export to files and social media
  • Editing and searching by rating and keywords
  • Maintain list of photos as "Albums" without making copies
  • Direct file management from within Picktorial
  • In-place non-destructive editing, for easy syncing across computers and collaboration

Minimum system requirements:

  • macOS v10.11.6 (El-Capitan) or later
  • A Mac from 2012 or later
  • Modern graphics hardware that supports Apple Metal