This is the second of a two-article miniseries where in one we already present arguments in favor of the use of Photoshop, underlining its advantages and contributions to photographic art , while in the next, this one you are reading right now, we present reasons not to use Photoshop, due to the flagrant damage that it has caused to a beautiful art such as photography.
Let’s see what are the reasons to avoid using it at all costs. I list them for you and then we see them one by one:
- Adulte photographs
- You have to pay it or become a thief
- Human art stays on the road
- Makes you lazy
- It involves loss of extra time
- High risk of disaster
- Makes us all look too much
7 REASONS NOT TO USE PHOTOSHOP
1. ADULTERATE PHOTOGRAPHS
Photoshop transforms photos into a reality that never really existed .
2. PAY EXPENSIVE OR BECOME A THIEF
If you want Photoshop you have to pay a considerable amount of money or become a thief . If you want to be correct and use a legal version of Photoshop you will have to pay a monthly fee or, the other alternative would be to get a pirated version, thus incurring an illegality and exposing your computer to possible risks from viruses, Trojans and much crap that usually accompany pirated programs (didn’t you know? welcome to the land friend).
3. HUMAN ART LOSES ITS WEIGHT AND ITS CHARM …
… and it fades away with computer computing. It is no longer easy to be impressed by a photograph, seeing the quantity of photos nowadays resulting from that laboratory called «Photoshop».
4. PHOTOSHOP MAKES US LAZY
Yes, totally unconcerned when it comes to the photograph we are capturing. We thought “if I will correct that later in Photoshop” . Authentic photography occurs inside your camera’s sensor , through the shutter, and not afterwards .
5. PHOTOSHOP IS A WASTE OF EXTRA TIME
You have extra time to retouch each photograph produced. In the past, we used to waste a minute preparing and shooting a photo with the camera, but today, in addition to that minute, we must add another 15 or 30 minutes of processing in Photoshop (it may be longer, it may be less, but in the end it is additional time).
6. SERIOUS RISK OF COMMITTING ATROCITIES
The risk that the manipulation game always carries. Do you want examples? Google “Photoshop Disasters” and you’ll laugh for a while. Although you can also watch this video to get an idea :