“Exactly a year ago today Adobe’s Creative Cloud servers went dark for a whole day, leaving some users unable to open their apps,” Adam Banks writes for The Register. “Deadlines were missed, clients were let down, digital editions failed to appear and a generally crap time was had by all.”
“Adobe’s switch to the rental model had already spooked some customers of its most famous product, Photoshop,” Banks writes. “If you don’t want a full Creative Cloud subscription, which works out at £45.73 [US$72.06] a month when you sign up for a year, you can get Photoshop CC 2014, bundled with the Lightroom 6 photo manager, for £8.57 [US$13.50] a month.”
“Join me below for a quick tour of the top contenders,” Banks writes. “Spoiler: after 25 years, Adobe still has no direct competition. The Windows workhorses are good value for money, but to the experienced hand they still lack Photoshop’s robust finesse, and they have yet to emulate esoterica such as the ability to create, import, manipulate and even print 3D models. I’m picky, though: for many purposes they’re very capable.”
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MacDailyNews Take: What’s your favorite Photoshop replacement? Ours is Pixelmator.