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The Most Popular Post Production Software [POLL RESULTS]

In a recent dPS reader poll we asked our community about the post production software that they use most. The results are in (with over 22,000 responses) and here’s the state of play in the post production world of our readers.


Lightroom is way out in front with Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements also maintaining Adobes dominance of the market. Picasa, Aperture, The Gimp, iPhoto and Paintshop Pro jostle for position behind Adobe’s powerhouses.

Adobe is dominating the results with 67% of the market – significantly higher than the next highest manufacturer (Apple with 12% share).

Update: I’ve just taken a look at the results from last time (in May 2009) we ran this survey and there has been an interesting shift.

Last time 18% of readers were using Lightroom most with 37% saying that they used Photoshop CS and 13% Photoshop Elements. So the main shift is from people moving from Photoshop to Lightroom with Adobe having 68% of the market back then. Other than that there wasn’t a lot of change. Here’s the breakdown from last time.


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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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