To Ado-be or not to Ado-be? That’s the question most photographers have been asking themselves for many years. It’s a question we are asked very often by our students too. And it’s true, the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products has been the industry-standard go-to among photographers for a long time. However, for a lot of young and budding photographers especially in India, the monthly subscription plan from Adobe is not sustainable. For many years, the alternatives to Adobe (specifically Photoshop) were either far behind or suffered from lack of compatibility. But as technology has evolved, the gap between Adobe and its competition has narrowed.