At 1/29/13 09:41 AM, lovingthedark wrote:
Adobe's really aware that their programs' status as industry standards is dependent on their products being taught in schools.
Are they? I mean, I can see how that is for Microsoft, especially since outside of gaming, they aren't particularly better or worse then their competitors that a simple transition period wouldn't overcome, transition that most people don't want to deal with. So their constant school deals and notably static GUI made them a staple in computing.
But compared to the other photo-editing programs, Photoshop is noticeably good. Intuitive and aesthetically interface, easily customized and responsive controls, both of which for a lot more then people give them credit for. Despite my high school relying on Gimp, the moment Photoshop, even the free, stripped down version of 7, became available, everyone switched. And it was so much better.
That doesn't justify the absurd price for a piece of software, but Adobe has more going for it then pre-emptive business tactics.