The Photoshop Bummer

A new renting system is replacing buying the products of Adobe and that is totally pissing me off right now. Photoshop is a popular and well known among people photo-editing program by Adobe. It is a very good program that you can use for retouching skin, changing background, cleaning up images, adding text effects and a lot more. Despite all these advantages people don’t purchase the program either because they believe it is difficult to use or is too expensive, and both reasons are true. The difficulty issue can be easily resolved by taking Photoshop courses which can be found all over the internet and on YouTube where there several awesome Photoshop tutorials for beginners and if you don’t have enough time there are quick Photoshop tutorials. Photoshop Lightroom is another good program used for photo-editing.

And this takes us to the next issue the money, for the last couple of years Photoshop cost about $600 to install the program on your computer which is very expensive so lately Adobe released a new system for selling their products called Creative Cloud. Instead of purchasing Photoshop, Lightroom and all the other Adobe programs separately they made a leasing system where you pay $50 a month for all products or $20 a month for only one product. The total number of products is thirteen products. People reacted differently to these news.

Some people saw advantages to this decision while others found disadvantages to upgrading Photoshop. The great advantage was absolutely for adobe because before applying this system their products were being pirated all over the internet which of course led to some loss in money because if you see something available for free, you would never think about buying it for $600 or above. However, some people paid money and didn’t know it was piracy, that is how much adobe Photoshop is widely spread all over the internet. There are many ways to avoid Photoshop piracy, but people don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on only one product.

What are other alternatives to using Photoshop? There are a lot of many other companies that are developing easy to use softwares for photo-editing like picmonkey, retrica, and several photo-editing apps that are available on the Google Play Store or App Store. These programs are helpful if you are in a rush but personally I believe that Photoshop is better if you are trying to do perfect work because you can do more with it. Every photographer knows how important Adobe program are for daily use and I bet that no photographer works and publish his picture without using Photoshop or Lightroom. I’m currently using Photoshop CS4 and it is working good for me and i’m not planning on upgrading it anytime soon.

That is a list of photography apps that are available for iphone and android, these can be used as quick alternatives to Photoshop to download on your mobile devices on the go.


Happy with money?

Can money buy happiness? This is a very important question that no one cares about because based on what I see in the world around me, most of the people who have money search for happiness and most of the people who have happiness search for money. This is a strange relationship but it is usually true. However, it is always stated that:

“Money can buy happiness, if spent in the right way”. -Mitchell Moffit

In my opinion, poor people pass in certain challenges while rich people pass through different challenges. They both think the challenges are hard but they can overcome by knowing the source. This is the hardest problem, trying to decide what they need to do in their lives. As long as you have a goal that you are trying to achieve and you do it, you are going to have optimism in life. Also why can’t people help each other out? If you are someone who is extremely rich why don’t you try help someone who is poor? You are going to ask what am I going to get in return but that is wrong because you are going to receive a lot in return, even if you are not going to get anything in return you made someone’s life better than before. Studies have shown that if people spend money on others, this act of giving will make them a happier person at the end of the day. For example, if someone sleeps on the street everyday and you offer them not an expensive apartment but a cheap dirty small house, they are going to be as happy as a clam and this is going to make your day!!!

This is the mentality of both poor and rich people, poor things their lives are useless while the rich try to find new ways to improve their lives. People, either rich or poor are scared to lose a dollar from their pocket because poor wouldn’t be able to provide the primary resources of life like shelter, food, etc. and rich would be so afraid that their funds may decrease if they give the poor. Rich people may argue, but that is why there are still homeless people everywhere.

A very special thanks for Melissa @ for inspiring me to write this