As with all things we’ve done for a while, you’ve probably developed a way that you like doing things. Disruptions to the process are inevitable, and sometimes those disruptions are permanent.

Finding workarounds is a way to keep the system running as close to the way you like it as possible. 

Workarounds can become part of the system as well.

Early in Photoshop’s development, there were some photographers who would repeat editing tasks – like coloration, for instance, or including a copyright or watermark. They used external software at first to batch these actions, but the functionality was eventually included.

Screenshot of Photoshop Version 0.63
Screenshot of Photoshop’s first version

Workarounds can make use of new technologies, knowledge of other industries, or even just a little ingenuity. 


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