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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe PhotoShop

PhotoShop has a lot of features to help you make the best images with ease. With help of layers, you can make changes in the future with ease, so if a project changes the colors, it's really easy to fix. Also, you can work together on multiple files and place the layers from one to another (useful on bigger projects). With that, there are some powerful things you can do with this tool from easy to complex. One thing I enjoy doing is finding some new tricks to make images really pop on YouTube and do them myself on my best images.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

I can only say that it did everything that we needed it to. If we were in another business and had other needs, perhaps we would find a scenario in which it would not work? But we did not need anything complicated, just professional looking educational material for our patients.
Kristen Lysobey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe PhotoShop

  • [Adobe] Photoshop is great for quick and complex needs alike. I love being able to open an image in the software, do what I need to it, and the run a Quick Export to get a PNG of my image, ready to plug in on the web or wherever I need it.
  • [Adobe] Photoshop's latest version does an incredible job with automation. Things that I've wondered how to do in the past are now presented with relative ease. The AI behind a lot of what the software can do is incredible, making it much more user friendly and making it possible for those with less knowledge of the software to accomplish more complex tasks.
  • Adobe Photoshop also integrates really well with other Adobe programs. If I need to start in Photoshop and move to Illustrator or another program, Photoshop makes this transition very smooth and simple.
Joshua Hipp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • Extremely user-friendly.
  • Easily converts to image files and PDF.
  • Simple maneuverability.
  • Less expensive alternative to high-end graphics programs.
Kathryn Juarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe PhotoShop

  • The image processor script can be a difficult to learn how to use
  • Exports to PNG format always end up with large file sizes and requires an additional external image processor to bring the size down
  • The UI can be confusing when you dock and undock images to the bar.
Lourie Holl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • It doesn't have similar layout as other Microsoft applications such as Word and PowerPoint.
  • A little expensive compared to publishing software.
Nicolas Hanhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.4
Based on 28 answers
We get a lot of use out of this software. It's vital for work with production in our industry and has a lot of cross-functionality - creating social media images, retouching photos, editing photos, creating gradients, and more. It's pretty fuss-free in that we haven't had to reach out to support and the program hasn't crashed on us. We are trained on the software (so again, this isn't for beginners), but for detail-oriented designers and creatives like ourselves - it's a no-brainer.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Usability

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.3
Based on 12 answers
I've used it for a long time and would consider myself a Pro user at this point. I know where everything I need is, have custom actions set up to make common actions faster, and have my workflows automated so much that everything is easy. Occasionally, a new version of Photoshop will change a common usability feature which will slow things down for a short time before I'm able to adjust, but generally I really like my setup. However, if you're new to Photoshop, it is likely going to take you a while to figure out how you can best use the features.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Reliability and Availability

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.0
Based on 4 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.
Kris Bram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Performance

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 8.0
Based on 4 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.
Keith Bailly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Support Rating

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 8.3
Based on 104 answers
While I never contacted Adobe directly, there is so much content out there in the form of YouTube videos, Lynda/LinkedIn learning that almost any issue, including bugs, can be worked around (and this method is generally faster as there's no turnaround time involved).
Shion Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I feel Microsoft Publisher does exactly what it’s name implies, it turns you lists and info is into PDF or other versions. You can develop and email list.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 10.0
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
Keith Bailly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Implementation Rating

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 7.0
Based on 10 answers
I took a course so it really helped. I didn’t take the course until much later after beginning to use it, so I wish work would have sent me right off the bat. It would have alleviated a lot of frustratinon
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe PhotoShop

A lot of information and learning materials to learn to work with photos, almost any question can be found in a simple Google search or on YouTube compared to GIMP, also a nice interface and easier to modify for your personal need. Has much more functionality than other programs such as Canva or other programs.
Vasare Krikstopaityte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

Not sure [why] it has a different name, but I briefly tried to create on my MacBook at home and used its version of Microsoft Word and was able to do similar things as in Publisher.
Kristen Lysobey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 4.0
Based on 1 answer
It seems expensive compared to the free/cheap programs now available
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Return on Investment

Adobe PhotoShop

  • [Adobe] Photoshop has allowed us to create world-class graphics for our global clients
  • [Adobe] Photoshop gives our graphic designers a common platform and language to use
  • [Adobe] Photoshop allows our graphic designers' creations to be distributed anywhere internally or externally in the appropriate format for the situation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • Fantastic looking publisher pieces without high cost software.
  • Efficient for productivity.
  • No real learning curve.
Kathryn Juarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe PhotoShop

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe PhotoShop Editions & Modules

Edition
Single App$20.001
  1. Per Month
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Microsoft Publisher

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Publisher Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft Publisher$1391
  1. one time purchase
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