@kazuki-maeda you look like a new face to the forums to me 🙂 welcome!
You’re going to want two programs for your photography:
1. A photo sorter/developer
2. A photo editor
These are not the same thing, but there is a bit of overlap. I use my photo developer for doing a lot of global adjustments across the whole image (cropping, colors, sharpness, contrast, etc) as well as ranking and sorting through photos after a shoot.
I use my photo editor for doing more Photoshop work like head swaps (when that one kid isn’t smiling), removing blades of grass/powerlines, adding text, etc.
For my developer,
I was in your shoes a couple of years ago. I disliked Adobe’s subscription model, and all the free programs (GIMP, Darktable, RAWTherapee) felt clunky, not organized well, and hard to use. So I went shopping.
Fortunately, a lot of photographers don’t like Adobe either, so there are a number of companies offering subscription free services.
I tried Apple Photos, Corel Aftershot, Luminar, and On1 Photo. At that year, Luminar felt like the best option as it just felt simpler and it was easier for me I believe to get a good edit on the image. Unfortunately, as I grew in my photography skills, I needed a way to organize my photos and quickly cull them… and Luminar really fell pathetically short on this area.
I also discovered that On1 had progressed leaps and bounds just in a year and it was way better than Luminar. Additionally, it had a solid cataloguing/image preview feature so I was able to cull through a lot of images quickly.
I’ve been very happy with ON1—you buy it once, it’s yours forever, and you can purchase the upgrades only if you want to. It has a lot of great features.
For my editor,
I was also in your shoes.
GIMP is very feature rich and very capable… but like most free programs, it’s slow and not organized well. Doesn’t mean it’s not usable, it can just be hard to use.
I wasn’t going to spend $10 a month on Adobe Photoshop, so I went shopping and stumbled across Affinity Photo. It has just about everything Photoshop does, and it runs a lot smoother than GIMP. And it’s $50 one time.
All that said! Logan’s recommendations for people wanting to get into photography more seriously as a hobby or for work:
On1 Photo RAW
$99, but they do a lot of sales throughout the year. I got mine for I think $60 in September. Right now for Cyber Monday it’s going for $79.
$49, right now there’s also a sale so you might be able to get few bucks off.
Hope this helps!