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What Is Adobe Photoshop?

Cloud-based solution that provides businesses with image editing tools to create and enhance graphic designs, illustrations, animations, digital paintings and more. Users can share files with stakeholders and invite team members to comment on designs, improving collaboration across projects.

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Reviews of Adobe Photoshop

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.8
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Muhammad Daud
Muhammad Daud
IT Manager in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Adobe Cloud and Photoshop, Best solutions for organisations.

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall, I have used Adobe Photoshop for several years to get the desired output on the images. As an IT Professional, I have worked with several design applications and Photoshop is the best among them all.

Pros:

Adobe Photoshop is the best tool in Graphics design and photo editing. It brings a real-time impression to images to meet the needs of an individual or organization for the set of delivery with filters, layers, set of design, enhancement, and merging of images. With new Photoshop AI features, it makes life easy for the graphic design team to get the desired output.

Cons:

The New Version of Photoshop with AI requires more training and knowledge to work effectively.

ZhiMin
editor in Canada
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Old software but still the top of the game

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: I used photoshop for many years, but for simple touch up, I rather go with Lightroom, its faster and it organizes well photos.
Photoshop is for serious job, big surgery, it's more professional, however, it's not user friendly. You really need time to dive in the workshop.
The update is good and bad at the same time. Adobe doesn't give you an option to use old version. You have to keep update until your computer is too "old" to keep up. So, you have to buy a new computer if you want to stay in the job.
And every year, you have to go through the training to learn new functions. Some update is not necessary making life easier.
When Lightroom shew up, Photoshop became more and more exclusive for graphic designer and photographer.

Pros:

1. A lot of functions, professional. 2. Updates with new functions 3. It's on the market for long time and get used to it. 4. Compatible with other Adobe softwares.

Cons:

1. pricy, monthly rental, if you have an old computer, you can't use new version. 2. too much update, almost every year you need to take a workshop to understand what's going on. 3. Not really user friendly.

Richard
Partner in US
Legal Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

It consistently hangs and you lose your work

2.0 2 years ago

Comments: It reminds me of that Guns n' Roses song: "Used To Love Her".

Pros:

It used to be a stable software product. I used it a -lot- for cleaning up images, editing images for product reviews, etc. It was an every day tool. Those were the days. It was so good that I still launch it every now and then to see is I can get something done before it freezes. Sometimes it even works out - like when I can use magic wand to select the background, make it transparent, then save the image fast before the program hangs.

Cons:

It freezes. Usually it freezes during the first or second editing operation. I have uninstalled and reinstalled dozens of times. I've tried different versions. For a while, an old version was OK, then it seemed to loose compatibility with the libraries or something in the rest of Adobe creative suite. Now it freezes too. I've gone through as much of the online help as I could find to see if anything would help. Nope. For the past year, maybe year and a half, this has not been a stable program. That makes it pretty useless. I live in dread of when Adobe breaks more of the programs in its creative suite. I guess I should be planning for that now. I so very much love InDesign, but I know they will make it unusable eventually.

Joelle
Senior Cutout Animator in Canada
Animation, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I use Adobe Photoshop CS5

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: It is my go-to program and I have been using it for almost as long as I've been creating digital art. I use it in combination with other programs (GIMP for it's ability to turn white or other colours into transparency (great for separating scanned lines from their background when you want the final export to have transparency), and Clip Studio Paint for it's bucket tool's ability to quickly fill in colour on a new layer while taking into consideration the linework present on a different layer). These features may be present in some capacity in the newest version of Photoshop, but are sorely lacking in CS5. Beyond that, Photoshop CS5 works perfectly for my needs.

Pros:

I might be somewhat biased, as I grew up using Photoshop Essentials and never ventured far from their series of products. That said, I love the versatility of the program for my artistic needs, and the smaller but equally as important ease-of-use features like being able to skew and warp images almost in perspective with the free transform feature. I have tried similar programs before, but some of these smaller features were lacking and made the experience feel lacking. I haven't used Their newest Photoshop product, but I hear that there have been many additional features added that make it all the better. For example, their animation timeline.

Cons:

My main gripe with Photoshop, and the reason that I never moved to CC, is that they no longer have a perpetual license option. I am not a fan of monthly/yearly subscriptions, which immediately put me off from upgrading. Not to mention that their pricing options are not cheap; unless you need this program at a professional level and know that you will be making a good return, there are many cheaper or free options that you can pick up, that will have most of the key features you'll need when starting out.

Autumn
Marketing in US
Hospital & Health Care, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A Powerful Multitool

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: It has been an invaluable tool and allows me to get things done both quickly and with high quality.

Pros:

Anything you can possibly want to do to an image is made possible in Photoshop. It truly offers everything with endless customization and tweaking. I have designed many images and edited hundreds of photos with it.

Cons:

It is difficult to learn all of the features, I still learn new techniques everyday and sometimes it can be overwhelming.