Affordable and quite powerful
The versions of PhotoDirector that I have had occasion to use so far have seemed interesting tools for users of basic and intermediate level.
One of its most outstanding features is the possibility of working only on an isolated area of a photograph, so that the filters and any other effect have no impact on the other areas of the snapshot.
On the other hand, the histogram is of great help to correct with enough precision the overexposed or underexposed areas, and I also find interesting the filter of noise reduction, with which it is possible to eliminate in a very simple and automatic way the artifacts that cause the use of a high ISO value or an exposure in an environment with very little light.
In tools like this, intended for non-professional users, the presence of filters that facilitate the correction of imperfections in a very simple way is appreciated.
PhotoDirector has several options that allow you to adjust contours, soften the skin, unify tones, eliminate wrinkles, etc.
And, as far as pure and tough photographic management is concerned, it does not look bad either. It allows to apply adjustments to several photos in block during its importation, to tag them using the facial recognition algorithm or to edit the IPTC metadata in a very flexible way, among other options.
I recommend it to beginners. It has some cool features, is easy to get familiarized, and once you handled it you can have fun creating your own images. It helped me to get familiarized with the photo editing tools. It give you a good quality result, but profesionally speaking i would prefer Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.
It has a real cool options and is simple to use. It allowed me to made a lot a awesome images either for the artwork and the covers of my music projects or for fun and sharing my edit images on the social media. Also, i used it several times on a Photography companie that i am working. But i would say that i prefer Adobe´s products in quality of results speaking.