Life after Photoshop FAQ
Life after Photoshop is a website dedicated to alternative image-editing software, techniques, tips and ideas. Photoshop is all well and good but it has its limits. It’s the best there is at detailed, technical, image-by-image adjustments, but many of us want rather more than that. We want powerful cataloguing tools, instant image effects, evocative analog film simulations, better image quality from our RAW files and all sorts of other things that Photoshop was never specifically designed for.
No. A lot of folk are upset that Adobe wants them to pay a subscription for its software. Honestly, though, Adobe’s Photography plan is a really good deal, and you get both Photoshop and Lightroom for little more than £10/$10 per month, with constant updates and all the benefits of Adobe’s Creative Cloud synchronisation and sharing tools. Many other software vendors are following suit and subscriptions do offer immediate access at a low price point to software that might otherwise be prohibitively expensive.
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Absolutely. Reviews, tutorials, tips and advice are based solely on the quality of the software. Commissions and affiliate partnerships have nothing to do with it. The highest ratings and widest coverage have often gone to programs where there has been no affiliate partnership.
Life after Photoshop is owned and run by UK photographer, editor and writer Rod Lawton (me). I have been a freelance photography journalist since the days before digital, and I have spent the last decade writing full-time for photography and computing magazines such as Digital Camera, Practical Photoshop, PhotoPlus, Amateur Photographer, Professional Photography and many more. After three years as Technique Editor and then Editor on N-Photo magazine, then an 18-month stint as Cameras Editor on leading technology site TechRadar, I am now Group Reviews Editor for Future plc’s Photography division, organising reviews and group tests for Digital Camera World, Digital Camera Magazine, N-Photo, PhotoPlus and Professional Photography. You can see more of my work at Digital Camera World here.