Top 3 Controllers for Photo Editing
Nintendo controller, not on our list.
The 'bit more complex' device is designed for editing (photo and video) and to replace your keyboard almost entirely.
Tourbox supports double clicks (like Shift + something on your keyboard), so the possibilities are virtually endless. Using the custom-made software you can move any buttons/combinations around as desired and keep adjusting them until you find the ideal combination.
The controller would be best suited for professionals with tech knowledge, as its complexity might make it difficult to grasp at first or require more ongoing technical work. If you'd like a deeper dive into it you can take 8 minutes and watch John Branch's video exploring it. Tourbox might have gotten some updates since then so expect new stuff when testing it yourself.
(2) Corsair Scimitar Elite
The 17 fully programmable buttons can practically replace your keyboard. A light and precise mouse, it weighs 260 grams and offers 16,000 DPI. Although it is made for gamers, who said they were the only ones who required macro actions done quickly?
Fans say it fits your palm like no other glove they've ever owned and has a very smooth texture. The Schimitar Elite is not a wireless mouse, which can be seen as a downside for some or an advantage for others since it does not require batteries. Instead, it uses the good old USB port.
(1) Logitec G604
With wireless communication, high DPI, and an extremely long battery life, you can't go wrong with the G604. ****For more than 5 years straight now, I've been using a previous version of this model called the G602, and I couldn't be happier.
The G604 has two main (left & right) buttons, a clickable scroll, connection-type switch buttons in the middle, and an extra 8 buttons on the left and top sides.
Below is a screenshot of my settings (on the G602) made specifically for my Lightroom workflow, and a list of the keyboard shortcuts, these can be applied to the G604 as they are nearly identical.
Right shift + = :
Left shift + - :