Our mission is to help you turn your creative ideas into art, a hobby, or income. To that end, we provide the knowledge and research in the form of expert guides and reviews that you need to make informed creative decisions so you can get back to doing what you love.
We strive to be the most trusted creative resource and operate with complete editorial independence. We only publish a recommendation when we have found something to be the best through rigorous testing, comparison, and review.
Our ultimate goal is not only to save you time and money but also to take the stress out of shopping, whether you are looking for software or physical products.
How to Reach Us
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Where it all started
Photutorial was founded under the name Otterreviews in March 2020, but rebranded into Photutorial in November 2020, to better convey our goal: Teach and tutor about photos (Hint: Photo + tutorial = Photutorial), be it photography, graphic design, or videography. We rapidly grew into a trusted resource for all creatives, thanks to in-depth guides and no hidden agenda behind our product recommendations.
We may earn money through various affiliate marketing programs. That means we may receive commissions on products or software purchased through our links to retailer sites. However, despite receiving financial compensation, we recommend products based on our experience, independent research, testing, interviews, and analysis.
We have no incentive to pick bad products or to succumb to the retailers’ pressure—in fact, it’s the opposite. If you return the purchase because you’re dissatisfied, we make no affiliate commission. We think that’s a fair system that keeps us motivated to always recommend the best offers to you. Naturally, all opinions are our own, and we never accept financial compensation to change our opinion. Therefore, all “best-of” rankings and reviews are our own.
The products we recommend on Photutorial are the same ones we use ourselves and recommend to our family and friends. When we recommend spending your hard-earned money on something, we take it as seriously as if it were our own money. We could often make more money recommending a product we are not convinced about, but that’s not how we operate. We always recommend what we think is the best option in a given situation, regardless of whether or not we earn a commission.
Above all else, we value our readers’ trust. If we recommended a product based on our bias, readers wouldn’t trust us. That’s why we invite you, our readers, to fact-check our reviews.
To learn more about our work, read:
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- 4.5–4.9: Excellent
- 4.0–4.4: Great
- 3.5–3.9: Good
- 3.0–3.4: Mediocre
- 2.5–2.9: Poor
- 2.0–2.4: Bad
- 1.5–1.9: Very bad
- 1.0–1.4: Stay away