Which Adobe photo editing app is best?
If you’re looking for a new app to edit your photos, you’ve likely come across Adobe’s Creative Cloud in your search. Photoshop and Lightroom are two of the most popular
Adobe CC program and are generally considered to be the industry standard when it comes to photo editing and manipulation. We’ve compared Photoshop and Lightroom in this guide
to help you decide which app is best for you. Pricing If you only want to subscribe to one service, then Lightroom is around half the price of Photoshop at $9.99 / £10.42 a
month with 1TB of storage for an annual plan. This is compared to $20.99 / £19.97 a month for Photoshop on an annual plan, or $31.49 / £30.34 with a cancel-any-time monthly
subscription. Lightroom isn’t available on a rolling monthly basis, making it the less flexible of the two despite its lower overall cost. However, if you don’t mind less
Lightroom storage, you can get both apps for a similar price by taking advantage of Adobe’s Photography Plan. With this offer, you get Photoshop, Lightroom and 20GB of storage
for $9.99 / £10.42 a month for a year, or 1TB of storage for $19.99 / £20.84 a month for the same length of time. Like Lightroom alone, the Photography plan is only available on
annual plans. If you’re looking to access other apps such as Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and InDesign, you can pick up the complete Creative Cloud library for $54.99 / £51.98 a
month for a year, or $82.49 / £71.98 a month rolling. All of the above are available with a free 7-day trial, so you can try them out before committing, and Adobe offers deals
for students, teachers and businesses. App and device support Photoshop and Lightroom are available on Windows devices running Windows 10 or later and Mac devices running macOS
Big Sur or later. You can also install Photoshop on an iPad, while Lightroom is supported on Android and iOS devices – including the iPhone and iPad – as part of your plan.
Adobe also offers a free, more limited version of Photoshop for your phone with Adobe Photoshop Express. Interface Both Photoshop and Lightroom have dark grey interfaces by
default. This is something you can change in your preferences on Photoshop if you prefer to edit in “light mode”, but we couldn’t find an equivalent on Lightroom. Adobe
Photoshop Photoshop places a large number of tools on the left side of the app so you can reach them easily, with layers, adjustments and colours on the right. At the top, you’ll
find the menu bar with access to all the file and image settings, along with filters and plugins. Adobe Lightroom Lightroom has a similar look but with a simpler (and less