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Windows 7: Is Adobe PS Elements 8 good?


27 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 
Is Adobe PS Elements 8 good?

I got a new Canon EOS T2i and Canon PRO9000 printer, and it came with a full copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Is this program any good? I know that Photoshop CS4/CS5 is amazing, but this looks like a glorified paint program.

I would only be using it for photo touch up. I am guessing it's better than Windows 7's Paint program? Is it worth the amount of space and bloatware? I am on a limited amount of space, and have to evalutate if it's worth it or not.

Just basic touch up. Most I have ever used is old Photoshop (from 2000~2001) to remove red eye, change brightness, etc.

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27 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think so.
Although Im using PSE 9, and it actually is much more than a glorified Paint program.

I like it, & found was capable of many things the full Ps series is, as far as editing pictures & all the extra effects & tools.

Many settings in Elements at first glance are a "Auto Fix" type solution, but you can adjust each manually just as in the Full PS versions.

Its missing some of the Extra things Like Adobe Bridge, but I never used that anyway

At any count, if you are used to PS, you will find Elements has many of the same abilities. Just set up differently.

It also has Scrapbook, Calender, Greeting card makers.
Tons of effects such as a Beveling, Glass Button look, and Enhancing featers like various sharpening tools, De-noisers.

Its actually capable of quite a lot, but just like the full PS version, it takes a while to learn and navigate.
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27 Sep 2010   #3

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
I got a new Canon EOS T2i and Canon PRO9000 printer, and it came with a full copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Is this program any good? I know that Photoshop CS4/CS5 is amazing, but this looks like a glorified paint program.

I would only be using it for photo touch up. I am guessing it's better than Windows 7's Paint program? Is it worth the amount of space and bloatware? I am on a limited amount of space, and have to evalutate if it's worth it or not.

Just basic touch up. Most I have ever used is old Photoshop (from 2000~2001) to remove red eye, change brightness, etc.
It is a little more than a glorified paint program. Photoshop Elements is basically a slightly stripped down version of CS4/CS5. It still has support for all the plug-ins available to the full program does many of the same features and will be more than you would ever need for touching up photos. I say go for it.
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27 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

thank you all very much! I will be installing it soon. I wonder if it can be upgraded to E9 for cheap?
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27 Sep 2010   #5

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
thank you all very much! I will be installing it soon. I wonder if it can be upgraded to E9 for cheap?
It's been a few years since I've owned elements (V7) but I do think they offer a reasonable upgrade option.
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