Absolute rock-solid reliability is IMO what the other packages lack, especially when it comes to memory handling. Admittedly with 64-bit memory addressability and the cheapness of memory it's no longer the issue it once was but in comparison the likes of Paint Shop Pro are utterly useless for large jobs as they'd crash once the physical memory runs out wheras I've yet to see Photoshop fall over. I'd quite happily have continued with PSP years ago if it wasn't so unreliable.Andy_BJust add 16 bit, and better support of different colourspaces and I'll switch...
I used to prefer Corel Photopaint in 1999 as it could do all that PS could do and was easier to use.
I feel very strongly that Adobe have shot themselves in the foot with Cloud.
Do not give up yet of Photoshop - if like me you held out take a look at this:
My understanding is that a UK version will also be available!
Have they said what the normal price will be after the initial discount? (I've looked but couldn't find it myself)marksilvesterYes the UK price is £7.14 per month for the Photographers Bundle, Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5
I have not seen the £7.14 quoted above, but I would assume it is with the VAT, so less then £6.00 per month or £72.00 per year. Very much in line with the old upgrade costs every 18 - 24 months.