Adobe Photoshop Extended
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Full user review
"Photoshop is a monster"
Not enough space to list. If you're savvy, photoshop has just about every tool you would ever need for photo editing, texture design, and even some 3D work.
Not exactly what you'd call "user friendly". The learning curve is steep and the price tag is steeper. Don't get me wrong, it's worth it, but it's still a grand. Not a decision to be made lightly.
Bottom line ... Photoshop is a monster. It has more horsepower than a stock car. I'm a photoshop vet (approx 10 years) and I still manage to learn new tricks here and there. The only things limiting what you can do with photoshop is your own imagination and willingness to explore the program. The pricetag might limit it a bit, too. BUT my daddy always told me, you get what you pay for. If you want virtually unlimited power and control over your digital imaging, you gotta pony up.
All that horsepower comes at another price. As mentioned, it's not exactly user friendly. I've come to the conclusion that you can't have it both ways. Either you have a program that automates all the work for you, but gives you limited results, or you have a program that can do virtually anything, but requires some knowledge to fully manipulate. Photoshop is the latter. You can just about anything with photoshop, but it takes a tremendous amount of time to learn how to squeeze the full potential out of this tool.
That being said, if you're a casual photo editor/digital designer, photoshop may not be your friend. The huge investment in both time and money will discourage most users quickly. On the other hand, if you're a professional or very committed amateur, then know this ... photoshop is the quintessential image editing program. It's the bar that all other programs of this type are measured by, and its reputation is well-deserved. Photo editing, digital art, texture design, (some)3D modeling, (some) animation ..... it can do it all.
The summary is, if you can justify the cost and the time it takes to learn to use, then photoshop is worth its weight in gold. I've done flawless photography edits, created perfect animated GIFs, generated original works of art, built textures for 3D models, designed entire websites ... the list is endless. Photoshop does not disappoint "IF" you have the money and the patience.