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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (Win/Mac) [OLD VERSION]

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Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X Intel
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (380 customer reviews) 19 answered questions


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Product Features

  • Make every photo look its best with easy-to-use editing options in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
  • Make photo books, cards, calendars, and other creations that look just the way you want
  • Quickly share photos in fun, interactive Online Albums and on mobile devices
  • Automatically organize all your photos and video clips from one convenient place
  • Enjoy automatic online backup with 2GB of free storage; access your photos and videos virtually anywhere

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X Intel
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003YGMEAQ
  • Item model number: 65089532
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 20, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (380 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,515 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Simply unlimited! The newest version of the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 delivers powerful yet easy-to-use editing options that help you tell your life stories in amazing ways. Make every photo look its best. Quickly share your memories on Facebook; in Online Albums; and in printed photo books, cards, calendars, and more that look just the way you want. And automatically organize and help protect all your photos and video clips.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9--Organize
Quickly find, view, and protect your photos and videos in a powerful media-management hub.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9--Improve
Easily make every photo look its best.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9--Create
Create photobooks, scrapbook pages, calendars, and cards that look just the way you want.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9--Share
Easily share your photos via email, on Facebook, or on your web site.

Now enjoy a complete solution for photos whether you use Microsoft Windows or Mac OS.

Do It All With One Powerful Yet Easy-to-Use Product

Use Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 software for all your photo needs. Manage, edit, and enhance photos; make photo creations that look just the way you want; share in print, on the web, and on popular devices; help protect photos with automatic online backup and 2GB of free storage; and view photos virtually anywhere you are.

Experience the Ultimate Media-Management Hub

Quickly organize all your media in one convenient place. Find your best photos and clips--or photos that feature specific people--fast, thanks to automated options. Then dive into a full range of creative activities and start enjoying your memories.

Go From Flawed to Phenomenal in Seconds

Get just the photo fixes you're looking for with one-step shortcuts that whiten teeth and make skies a vibrant blue. When you perform one-step photo adjustments--including color, contrast, and lighting--you can quickly choose the best result from a group of adjustment previews. And instantly unclutter a photo and beautifully blend in the background.

Dramatically Transform Your Photos With Easy-to-Use Options

Convert your color originals to elegant, nuanced black-and-whites, or use color curves adjustments to get the perfect exposure.

Count on Step-by-Step Assistance

Want to easily fix a scratch, create a reflection effect, or design a scrapbook page? Get help with key steps to get the results you want fast.

Easily Create the Perfect Photo

Take advantage of amazing Photomerge technology to easily match the style of one photo to another; create fuller panoramas, perfectly lit shots, and great group shots; and combine elements of different faces for entertaining results.

Get Creative Inspiration

Bring your ideas to life with relevant how-tos that appear just when you need them. New how-tos help you explore creative possibilities.

Show off Your Creativity With Flexible Layouts

Make amazing printed photo creations like scrapbook pages, photo books, calendars, and cards. Choose your level of control: Create in minutes using professionally designed templates, or let your creativity run wild and access every photo-editing option from directly within your layout. Get fun, fresh looks with new artwork and templates.

Share Experiences in Fresh, Exciting Ways on the Web

Show off your photos in one-of-a-kind Online Albums with your choice of animated templates, including all-new options for sharing photos and videos together with music. Adobe Flash technology lets viewers interact with your photos for an entertaining experience. And share via public or private galleries--friends and family won't have to register to look.

Top New Benefits

Instantly Unclutter or Repair Photos

Is your photo cluttered with telephone wires, tourists, or passing cars? Make unwanted elements vanish with one stroke of the enhanced Spot Healing Brush, which beautifully blends even the most complex background. Also instantly fix old or torn photos so you can make new prints.

Easily Match a Favorite Photo Style

Want to imitate a favorite photography style, like a dramatic high contrast or a beautiful color tone? Photomerge Style Match analyzes the stylistic qualities of any photo you choose and then automatically applies those qualities to another photo.

Create Fuller Panoramas

Easily create your best-looking panoramas yet. With its enhanced blending capabilities, Photomerge Panorama fills in jagged edges as it automatically stitches together multiple horizontal or vertical photos.

Create Stunning Photo Effects

Easily create stunning effects that enhance your photos with professional style. New Guided Edits help you create pop art masterpieces, reflection effects, perfect portraits, and more.

Create Richly Layered Photos

Bring new sophistication to your photos. Reveal one portion of a photo through another photo by using layer masks to control the transparency of specific areas.

Create the Way You Want

Make photo creations the way that works best for you thanks to Basic and Advanced design modes that let you choose your level of control.

Product Description

Adobe Systems Photoshop Elements 9 Win MacAdobe Photoshop Elements v8.0 for Windows and Mac. Membership Services, MINI BOX

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
579 of 589 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite photo editor September 29, 2010
Access Method:Box|Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc
I upgraded from Photoshop Elements (PSE) 6 for Windows to PSE9 for Mac and was glad to see that the Mac and Windows versions were essentially the same. Since I use iPhoto for organizing, I can't say anything about PSE's Organizer, but I gave the Editor a workout.

Elements is at the high end of what I'll spend for a photo editor, and I buy roughly every third version to keep the price reasonable over the years, so it's time, and I'm happy to say that 9.0 fits my needs . . . and then some.

Like PSE6, PSE9 it is a great overall photo editor. It does a good job of enhancing photos, either with a click of a button or just a few clicks if I happen to disagree with the Auto Smart Fix. It can process batches of photos that all need the same work done to them. And it has enough manual controls (histograms, contrast, brightness, shadows/highlights, red eye, color correction, layers, etc.) to do just about anything to a photo you can imagine.

Pros:
* It works smoothly with iPhoto; I could switch back and forth easily and quickly and open multiple photos at once for editing.
* It's fast on my MacBook Pro.
* The editor hasn't crashed yet, and I'm running through thousands of photos.
* All of the features that I'm familiar with from previous versions still work well, and some, like the magic lasso, work even better than before.
* Content-aware healing can perform minor miracles in my hands. In the hands of an expert, or someone with more patience, it can probably perform major miracles.
* The Guided Edits helped me visualize the steps involved for some of the more complicated features, which helped me make better use of the Full Edit.
* PhotoMerge Group Shot is incredibly easy to use.
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171 of 177 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous update! Don't miss it. November 17, 2010
Access Method:Box| Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
I've been using Photoshop Elements for over 5 years and have always thought it was a tremendous value. I've also used the full version of Photoshop, and if you can afford it - it's worth the money. I'm a professional photographer and marketer. I use Photoshop Elements almost every day and it does 99.5% of the things that I would use Photoshop to do (off the top of my head I can't think of anything I want to do in Photoshop that I can't do in Photoshop Elements).

I was thinking of updating to the full version of Photoshop for it's new content aware healing features. Photoshop Elements 9 adds this functionality to Photoshop Elements (and some other great additions too). If you're looking for a photo editing software application Photoshop Elements is the best value on the market. Period!
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209 of 223 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent November 5, 2010
Access Method:Box| Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I think what Adobe has discovered through 9 versions of Elements, is that no 2 people want the same photo editor or photo organizer.

For organization, some want a simple utility that just shows directories and thumbnails, while others at the opposite polar extreme want to be able to slice and dice their photos eight ways from Wednesday. And of course, there are others at every point on the spectrum between.

Likewise, with editing, some have no interest in the process and just want Adobe to give them a few magic buttons that will analyze their photos and provide a good guess at the corrections required. But others embrace the editing process almost as another hobby in addition to photography and want to exercise complete control over every aspect of their photos. And, here too, there are others at every point between those extremes.

And what Adobe has provided is a program that seeks to give everyone what they want. A completely flexible approach to organizing and editing that allows you to approach those two functions with whatever degree of involvement and complexity you choose.

Unfortunately, because the software has so many ways to do everything in order to accommodate everyone, it is almost impenetrable to those who have never used it before. You will need someone or something to show you all the ways that you can use Elements so that you can select the approach that's right for you. If you've never used Elements and your plan is to teach yourself using the Help files and experimentation, I think you're in for a confusing and frustrating experience.

I'm convinced that the best way to approach Elements, if you've never used it before, is with an online or DVD based training course.
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131 of 140 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Users - STAY AWAY ! February 19, 2011
By Mr. EB
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I would give PSE 9 zero stars if I could. If you are a Windows 7 user BEWARE! PSE 9 has serious flaws and Adobe's Customer Support is extremely poor.

My issues with PSE 9 on Windows 7 x 64 machine are:

1. Self corrupting software - this is a persistent problem that started with PSE 8 and continues in PSE 9. The program installs fine, will run fine for 4-8 weeks, then one of the critical PSE files gets corrupted. The only solution for this to date has been a complete uninstall, including registry cleanup and removal of all traces of PSE, then a clean boot re-install. This takes several hours and is not trivial - miss something and you get to do it all over again. After reinstallation it runs fine again for 4-8 weeks, then it corrupts again, and the entire process has to be repeated. This kind of problem appears in several forms and is well documented in multiple threads in Adobe's Customer Forums, for just one example see here:

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2. Adobe Customer Support - the poorest I have ever experienced from a major software company. After installation you get 90 days of free support. If your problem extends beyond what level 1 can resolve (not much) and gets escalated, expect to wait 4-7 days for the next level to contact you. Once they do successive iterations of a try this and tell us how it works followed by the next step take more than 2 days. So far I have been through level 2 for 5 days and still no sign or indication of any resolution.

3. Product structure - the Organizer side of PSE 9 is a real dog (as it was with PSE 8)! I haven't seen a serious positive comment on this portion anywhere. Unfortunately this portion is essential if you want to print more than 1 image on a single piece of printer paper.
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Brett N saysMarch 4, 2011
Hello Mr. EB,

What do you mean "self corrupting"? I've never heard of any application that would intentionally sabotage itself. What would be the purpose? I have run both Photoshop Elements 8 and 9 without an issue since installing them on my Windows 7 64-bit system. I have a suspicion of a post hoc ergo propter hoc logical fallacy. My feeling is that if you were still operating your older computer, that you would have found that Photoshop Elements 8 and 9 would also continue to operate without issue, just as the previous versions had done so. Of course, that may never be provable if you no longer have that system available for testing.

Wherever the source of the issue may lie, the only way we may be able to repair such an issue is with more information. Since it is not happening on our side, we would be operating in the blind without your help. Can you tell us what file(s) was/were becoming corrupted? Were you encountering an error message? If so, when was the error encountered? Was there a specific action you performed when the issue occurred? Did you ever submit a crash report to us? If so, did you supply an email address so we may contact you about resolving the issue? Have you submitted a bug report at: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform?

As to the length of time in getting information from support, if an issue is unknown to us, we will not be able to provide an instant answer. For new issues, research and testing will be required. If we cannot create the conditions for the issue on our side, research and testing will take longer. You say that it takes months for the issue to occur on your end, so I'm not sure how you can expect an answer back in a day or less.

If you like, I can work with you directly to find a resolution to this issue, whatever the exact details may be. But it may be the case at that the resolution lies with a third-party. Such solutions could include removing a conflicting application, repairing a damaged OS, or working in a new user environment.

-Brett
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GOOD STUF...MAHALO!!
Published 3 days ago by KAHELANATOR
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad for Amateurs
Elements 9, which is not the most recent version of Elements, is good for certain things, but it's nowhere nearly as good as the full-blown version of Photoshop. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Mark W. Pettigrew
4.0 out of 5 stars he was happy with the photo elements
I got it for my son to use. he was happy with the photo elements.
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ok
Published 2 months ago by bird
3.0 out of 5 stars Thought it would be simpler like other versions I used in the past
I use this on my mac, but it requires a lot more training/ experience than I have. Thought it would be simpler like other versions I used in the past.
Published 4 months ago by Al Neuman
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard
When I started using the Adobe programs they were wonderful but every time I updated it became more complicated and harder to use.
Published 6 months ago by Billie J. Higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program
I'm now up to version 11, but there aren't a whole lot of changes between the programs, at least not for a painter. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ted M. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost like the real thing
This is a much cheaper version of PhotoShop and it does many things that the average photographer needs. A good working tool.
Published 6 months ago by Frank Voice
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac or Windows
I like PSE 9. It's powerful and improves my photos. Once you learn to use PSE it is a worthwhile tool. You just have to take the time to learn how to use its functions. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Photo manipulation
I really enjoyed this piece of software. Both my husband and I purchased a copy. It is really easy to manipulate pictures.
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