PhotoTools Professional Edition is a valuable tool that can help you a lot in your daily work, if you are involved in design and/or photography at a professional level.
It includes 250 effects, styles and corrections that you can use from within Photoshop, since this software acts as a plugin. It can reproduce camera, filter and darkroom techniques.
All the effects used in PhotoTools can be applied separately, or can be 'stacked' like traditional layers, so you can explore a lot of new possibilities with ease. With this plugin you can also save presets that you can reuse later to save even more times: this is particularly useful if you work with a specific design style.
Finally, if you have a lot of work to do, you can try the powerful batch processing feature.
Using this software, you will save a lot of valuable time: you will replace several steps that you currently do in Photoshop, by clicking a couple of options. You will achieve the same results, and even better. You will discover new ways to treat your photos to get fantastic compositions.