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Computer vs Phones/App for photo editing & manipulation

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Mlander, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Mlander

    Mlander Registered Member

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    I have found myself being a tad bit handicapped in photoshop recently due to a lot of editing on my phone. I used to hardcore be against people who thought using apps for graphics design and editing was okay, and I still am for graphic design work (like flyers, logos, banners, etc)....but I've had a change of heart when it comes to editing (or retouching).

    I use Snapseed and Facetune for just about everything when it comes to beauty and landscape/nature photos. I will load it into the computer only if I have very large manipulation like the background or very precise editing....but I hardly touch photoshop anymore! Canva is a good app for minimalistic, color grid type graphics for instagram, flyers and banners...but not for intricate designs with gradients and effects.

    What are your thoughts on the matter? On thing I do hate is people who never done computer editing software and are just app savvy act as if graphic designers are pointless and unnecessary. Also, people who are really bad at it but insist on editing themselves to save money and flooding the world with crappy photos lol

    But I don't have an iPad or tablet, and im sure (especially with iPads) there are event better apps for those that aren't available on phones...so any input on using iPads and tablets, and if they differ from phones, would be cool too!
     
  2. trunkss

    trunkss Registered Member

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    If the apps do a "good-enough-work" then it's fine, when they don't, use software simple as that.

    It's a matter of efficiency, our time is finite.
     
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    SuperCoinsy Junior Member

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    Nowadays, what you can do on mobile applications really for some people may be enough. On the other hand, if you are going to develop in this direction, at some point what you can do on your phone will be insufficient. In spite of everything, we think it's worth to learn at the same time basic usage of more complex applications, such as Photoshop. You will really wonder what wonders you can create in it.
     
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    HoKogan (FaB) Newbie

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    Yeah, I like editing on a computer better because there's more control over color corrections as opposed to using a phone where the phone just applies a one size fits all filter.

    Also, editing videos is better on a computer because you have control of the effects that you want displayed.

    Finally, how tf are you supposed to render a 5min long video on a phone ? No disrespect, but as @trunkss said, if it's "good enough" and will take me 5 seconds to do, yeah an app will be ok. Like if I need to crop something out, but desktop all the way.