- The most image manipulation tools around.
- The most powerful and quality algorithms for manipulating images while preserving quality.
- Batch tools making handling multiples files easier.
- Works natively with other Adobe programs, like Premier (video editing), After Effects (video effects), Illustrator (vector graphic editor), and Flash (online animation).
- Steep learning curve for anything but the basic tools.
- Could use more tooltips for explaining various tools and functions; make it more user friendly.
- Should be able to filter amount of tools visible at once for less initiated users (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced modes?).
- Overkill for simple image manipulation tasks.
- Able to do basic and advanced graphic design.
- Allows a proportionally smaller graphic design team to "do" the work of a whole team of artists.
Any and all graphic designers use and demand Photoshop and, thanks to the quality and staggering extent of its capabilities, will continue to do so.
Photoshop has always been the king of image editing, and will likely continue to be. While very basic image editing is best left to smaller apps, Photoshop remains the standard.