44 – Adobe Photoshop

Down 1 place this year

Photoshop is a photo imaging tool for both professional and serious amateur photographers as well as graphic and web designers.

Website: adobe.com/products/photoshop
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 33
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 29

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 43.   2017: 46   2016: 48   2015: 58    2014: 42    2013: 42
2012: 53    2011: –     2010: –      2009: 35    2008: 59    2007: 50

Comments from some of those who selected Photoshop as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“I think Adobe Photoshop is an excellent professional tool. But I use it periodically, as the need arises. I can not say that I know him deeply enough.” University Lecturer, Russia

“Reliable, credible, powerful, go-to.” Learning Technologist, UK

“Full control over an image.” Manager Professional Development, Australia

Previous comments

“Perhaps the best commercial software ever. Use it daily as part of my development tool set.” Matt Lang, USA

“A great mini version of the more robust Photoshop. If you aren’t a poweruser for photo editing Elements is perfect for what you need. Their newer version is very user friendly.” Michele Brown, USA

“Producing assets for elearning” Mat Notermans, e-learning developer, Netherlands, 2016

“The best for creating, editing, or enhancing raster graphics.” Kimball Larsen, e-learning developer, USA, 2016

“Sure, there are other tools, but I’ve been with Photoshop since it’s start.” David Glow, 2015

“Aside from being the most comprehensive image manipulation software on the market, Photoshop has been my primary go-to tool for my photography and still image creation for reports and presentations.” Rob Wiltbank, 2014

Pre-2013 comments

“What is eLearning without graphics? Do you really expect me to use another graphics editor? I don’t think so.” Tim Kindberg

“I use an old version of Photoshop, but it does everything I need. Took me a while to get my head around it, but now I find it quick and easy. The 2-up display when compressing images is really useful.”  Rob Hubbard

“I’ve been using Photoshop since version 4.0. It is no doubt the best image editing/creation program out there.”  Adam Kosh

“I make a lot of screen dumps, copies of images for reports and so on, Photoshop helps me admirably”  Mark van Harmelen