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Adobe Photoshop vs Sketch: What are the differences?
What is Adobe Photoshop? The industry standard in design, photography, video editing & more. Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. We help our customers create, deliver and optimize content and applications.
What is Sketch? Professional Digital Design for Mac. Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
Adobe Photoshop and Sketch belong to "Graphic Design" category of the tech stack.
"Powerful" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Adobe Photoshop, while over 21 developers mention "Lightweight alternative to Photoshop" as the leading cause for choosing Sketch.
According to the StackShare community, Sketch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 108 developers stacks; compared to Adobe Photoshop, which is listed in 112 company stacks and 114 developer stacks.
Pros of Adobe Photoshop
- Photo editing14
- You can use it for anything related to graphics7
- Magic wand4
- Pen Tool2
- Easy to crack2
- Raster-based Image Editing Software2
Pros of Sketch
- Lightweight alternative to Photoshop23
- Mirror designs on mobile devices11
- Reusable elements/components9
- Plugins for everything5
- Real-time design preview on iOS devices2
- Constant updates1
- Thought for UI design1
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Cons of Adobe Photoshop
- Memory hungry3
- Steep learning curve2
Cons of Sketch
- Not for Windows4
- Horrible for slide presentations3