Originally posted by gregmightdothat
What's so hard to use about Photoshop? What changes would you make to it for photographers?
Hmmm... where should I start?
Delete a color swatch, then reload the set--oops! It's gone. Photoshop saves the swatch set even if you don't specifically save it, once you delete a color. Ouch.
Try explaining to a beginner how to load, edit, and save swatches or patterns or brushes and make them the default.
Attributes that should/could be saved as a style (like a Photo Filter adjustment layer) instead have to be applied by Actions if you want your own custom settings. That's like running a word processor macro just to turn some text into bold.
The Curves tools is useful. But where is it measured in f/stops or Zones? There is no photographic terminology anywhere in Photoshop.
Resize an object and, by default, it will not respect proportions. You have to hold down Option to resize proportionately. Why would a photographer ever want to size an image disproportionately? Isn't the default behavior backwards?
Just stuff like that.