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Adobe Photoshop

1071 Ratings

Asana

Top Rated
708 Ratings

Adobe Photoshop

1071 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Asana

Top Rated
708 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Photoshop

In order to use the program efficiently and achieve a better quality of work, it is necessary to have the knowledge not only of the use of all the tools that the program has, but also of the basic aspects of photography and design.
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Asana

Overall, despite its drawbacks, Asana works really well for our team. I think this is an appropriate [tool] for a mid-sized digital marketing firm, like ourselves. A software development team is going to want something more robust, like JIRA. However, if you're just shopping for an easy-to-learn tool that will help you manage responsibilities without relying on email? Asana is perfect. Its flexibility also makes it a great fit for most work-flows in almost any industry. Asana is simple out-of-the-box, but it does have robust functionalities that will allow your team to ramp up if desired.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Adobe Photoshop
Asana
7.8
Task Management
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
9.2
Resource Management
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
8.1
Gantt Charts
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.5
Scheduling
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
8.9
Workflow Automation
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
7.9
Team Collaboration
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
8.5
Document Management
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.8
Email integration
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.9
Mobile Access
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.1
Change request and Case Management
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
8.4
Budget and Expense Management
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.7

Professional Services Automation

Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.1
Project & financial reporting
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
5.5
Integration with accounting software
Adobe Photoshop
Asana
6.8

Pros

  • Retouching. While there are plenty of programs out there designed for adjusting overall exposure, contrast, color, etc., and while some of them (i.e., Capture One, Lightroom) also have retouching tools that are getting better every day, nothing comes close to Photoshop for retouching portraits, doing pixel-level manipulation.
  • Preparing images for print. Photoshop's resizing and sharpening features are unparalleled, and when preparing images to be printed on paper (or for the web), it allows the control needed to make sure that the image is represented properly for each medium.
  • Layouts and graphics. While Photoshop is primarily known for image editing, it also has robust tools for designing things like Christmas cards and web graphics. Although InDesign is probably a better option for designing print materials, Photoshop certainly leaves the user with plenty of options in a pinch.
  • Plugins. Countless (and I mean COUNTLESS) companies have written plugins for Photoshop, which add functionality.
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  • Asana allows you to organize your task through a list or through boards.
  • Asana has a great user interface so it's easy for you to locate the projects and the pieces of tasks under each project.
  • Asana's "My Tasks" feature allows you to see all the tasks assigned to you and you can re-arrange them according to priority level.
  • Asana allows me to attach files to each task which allows us to see the progress of the project. It allows you to comment on the current files and the owner of the task can revise it then according to your instructions.
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Cons

  • Adobe Photoshop is in the beginning stages of it's 3D printing capabilities. Photoshop cannot create a document that can be printed by a 3D printer from scratch, but it can support 3D print ready files from programs like 3D Studio Max and Rhino, in order to color correct and than print from those programs.
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  • A complete lack of even the most basic reporting is a source of ongoing disappointment and frustration. I would like to know, at the very least, how many unarchived projects I have. It would be extremely helpful to know how many incomplete tasks there are, how many tasks are being completed per day or week, or any of those things. Asana doesn't tell you anything at all about what is going on inside of it. Even the filter dropdown, which shows a number of matching tasks for each tag filter includes both completed and incompleted tasks even if you have completed tasks hidden in that view. We have been on Asana for over a year-and-a-half with absolutely no reporting whatsoever beyond what we tracked manually in spreadsheets. This is without a doubt the single most annoying thing about using Asana.
  • The project list is an unmitigated, unsortable disaster if you have a large number of projects. Going through it is an hours-long chore of scrolling down, clicking "More Projects..." scrolling down and repeating over and over. To make matter worse, the most recently entered projects always appear at the bottom, so if you have any open but delayed/stalled projects, you'll have to scroll past them to get to the items you can actually get completed. Since projects have no defining characteristics unto themselves that allow any sorting options, you are ever at the mercy of the search box to find anything in any reasonable amount of time, and that search box carries its own set of tiny migraine-inducers.
  • The search box is fast enough to function, but not fast enough that you can actually click on things before the results change again as it searches through more items that match your terms. No less than twenty times a day do I search for a tag or project, then click (or arrow key down and hit enter) on the tag or project I am looking for in the results list just as it re-orders itself, causing me to have clicked on the wrong result. Then I have to type my search all over again. The search feature does not work for archived projects, either, so the only ways to find them are to search for a tag you know might be on that project, or scroll all the way down to the archived projects list at the bottom of the main projects list and then patiently hunt-and-peck for them as you scroll further still.
  • The API for integration, unlike the web app itself, is painfully slow. I don't know if it is because it wants to pull down every project every time (including archived ones) instead of just the ones you are looking to access or what, but our dev team has had one heck of a time getting it to stay online and functioning. Our integration breaks down regularly, and that affects our photography dispatch report, our automated generation of new tasks when a sale comes in, and our fledgling reporting system (which seems to return only zeroes and ones). Some of this is on our dev team to fix, but I have to blame a cumbersome API for most of the speed issues.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Photoshop9.8
Based on 24 answers
I gave a rating of 10 because I feel like Adobe Photoshop is crucial in my day-to-day operation. Although the program is massive, and the possibilities are endless, the user interface still seems very intuitive and smooth. I would recommend Photoshop to anybody in the Graphic Design field, or to anybody that is trying to improve their overall brand.
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Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I had a positive experience with it. It was easy to learn and my team really enjoyed collaborating it and assigning projects through this tool. If I could get all staff involved and provide incentives for all of us to use the tool, we would be probably 2x more efficient with our productivity. Everyone has their own tools to manage projects but we should stick to just one tool like Asana.
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Usability

Adobe Photoshop4.4
Based on 6 answers
The overall usability of Adobe Photoshop is a nine. I say this because if you know what you are doing, great. If not, there are more than enough tutorials or examples online that can help you get on your way. Upon first glance, it can be intimidating, but you get adjusted quickly after a few trial runs.
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Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
Lots of useful features, if you can learn how to use them and actually implement it across enough of the team to adapt it
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Photoshop9.0
Based on 2 answers
Adobe Photoshop is very reliable, but is never 100%. There have been times when Adobe Photoshop has had trouble opening, but nothing a little computer restart couldn't fix. I use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac for both work and at home on a daily basis, and I would be lost without it.
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Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Performance

Adobe Photoshop8.0
Based on 2 answers
Speed can be an issue when you are dealing with large files for large format printing or billboards. When working on web images, speed is not an issue.
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Support

Adobe Photoshop8.2
Based on 5 answers
I give them a strong nine, only for the fact that there is always room for improvement. I have never had an issue when dealing with customer support. They have always been very helpful and attentive towards my needs and requests. If a representative can not immediately give you an answer, they will do their best to solve the problem, and get back to you with a quickness.
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Asana8.3
Based on 2 answers
They don't fix everything, but they have certainly gone the extra mile for us. When we were frustrated with a recent change that altered our default view of every project, changing it from all projects being visible to just incomplete projects being visible, they wrote a custom script to change all of our default views back for us, so we didn't have to manually click 3,000 times (we have over a thousand projects).
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In-Person Training

Adobe Photoshop10.0
Based on 1 answer
So, I received the training at the HQ and it was train the trainer training. A good time, I spent a week at their campus
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Implementation

Adobe Photoshop9.1
Based on 4 answers
The implementation of Photoshop is pretty easy, almost every artist that has a Wacom or other drawing tablet will learn Photoshop in a short amount of time.
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Alternatives Considered

There are other photo editors out there that cost much less than Photoshop. Some are even free. But what keeps me coming back to Photoshop is the depth of features and the fact that they do usually have at least one new killer feature added with each upgrade. It's a professional level tool - simple as that.
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Asana is a much more seamless process, much more intuitive, and better UI. My complaint with Basecamp is that it does not seem well organized - the interface is not as intuitive and in the past, it has overwhelmed my former teammates. To the point where they do not actively login to Basecamp at all
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Scalability

Adobe Photoshop4.0
Based on 1 answer
It seems expensive compared to the free/cheap programs now available
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Asana8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to use.
  • Value for money if you can easily afford to pay for its creative cloud.
  • It can be self-taught easily.
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  • While an ROI study on something like this is rarely done, I'd go with a success/failure comparison. Every project I've used Asana on has been successful (and yes, all other factors were the same). Nearly EVERY project using old tools such as excel, MS project, powerpoint reporting has failed, missed deadlines, mis-communicated scope and task management.
  • From an engineering perspective, developers and managers love it because there's clear visibility into what needs to be done and what is being done and by whom. Getting developers and managers to agree on almost anything is difficult and Asana accomplishes this.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Photoshop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Asana

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
8.33*
1.  per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.