Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard for photo editing, design and illustration
September 15, 2021

Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard for photo editing, design and illustration

Heather Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe Photoshop is being used across the whole organization as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, which our company is subscribed to. As a designer, Adobe Photoshop is the standard for photo editing and illustration and is an essential part of my job. It is a program recognized by most companies, which makes it easy to share files and send things to print.
  • Brush customization. There are many available brushes for illustration, and each can be customized to fit the needs of your specific style.
  • Integration with other Adobe products. It is essential that the images I create be accessible in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and [Adobe] Photoshop can be placed and edited easily within those programs.
  • Advanced editing. The possibilities for editing photos [are] endless, with new features being added constantly.
  • Large learning curve. It takes a long time to learn, an eternity to master. I have used it for 10+ years, and I still am learning new things it's capable of.
  • Busy UI. As the program updates over time, [...] tools and features will [often] move, which buries them, and I can't find them again. It can also be frustrating when a rogue key is pressed, which switches around the layout with no indicator for how to get it back to how it was.
  • Clunky automation. There are times I need to batch-create something or batch-edit, and it is never intuitive how to get through the process. I always have to refer to tutorials because the features are never where I think they are.
  • Customization. The ability to customize brushes, shapes, patterns, etc., is essential for the designs I create for my company.
  • Metadata viewing. The ability to view "File info..." has saved us on many occasions, as the base Windows file viewer is not able to see all the metadata we need. Photoshop offers the ability to see metadata that is otherwise hidden.
  • Photo editing tools. Whether we need to expand the sky in a photo to make the image larger or remove a stray leaf from an image, the photo editing tools like the clone stamp tool or content-aware fill are lifesavers.
  • Time saving. Many features can be automated, which drastically saves time on projects that need a quick turnaround.
  • High-quality. The images that can be created in Adobe Photoshop are the best quality and often requested when we send things to print.
  • Streamlines our process. The ability to batch-edit or batch-export allows us to work on other things while Photoshop processes in the background, which is wonderful.
[Adobe] Photoshop has much more features and abilities compared to its competitors, and often is the first to create a new feature. There is a large learning curve for Photoshop, but for folks that spend years learning Adobe products, it ends up being the most intuitive compared to the other programs out there.

Do you think Adobe PhotoShop delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Adobe PhotoShop's feature set?

Yes

Did Adobe PhotoShop live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Adobe PhotoShop go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Adobe PhotoShop again?

Yes

Adobe Photoshop is great for photo editing and illustration. While a beginner can use it and learn the inner workings of the program, it is definitely an advanced tool with many more features and abilities than other similar products. It would not be well suited for anyone that has simple edits they want to make or [doesn't] have the time [and] dedication that it takes to learn.