Friday, April 03, 2009

Photoshop vs. The World

There is absolutely no doubt that Photoshop is the best image editing program currently available. But the price is a problem for non-professionals. Also it is complex - very complex. It is the type of program when opened it can fill one with fear rather than joy. This is a program that is not for everyone. Without Photoshop I would not have been able to create photographs like

Thank you Thomas Knoll. Thank you Adobe.

All photographs look better edited. But quite often all that is needed is basic darkroom stuff - brightness, contrast and selective adjustment of brightness and contrast in a few specific areas. Photoshop does this perfectly but simpler programs like Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Aperture and even to some extent Gimp are more than adequate.


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