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This review is from: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 [OLD VERSION] (Software)
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I have used Photoshop Elements since version 2 and I strongly believe it is the best photo-editing program available for under $100. It will do most of the editing tasks that the full version of Photoshop does but at a fraction of the cost. It is the software I have my "Digital Photography" and "Digital Drawing and Painting" students use for the college courses I teach.
If you are serious or semi-serious about editing your photos I highly recommend that you purchase this. In addition, an important advantage of learning (and using) Elements is that if you decide to someday move up to the full version of Photoshop all the stuff you learned translates to the more expensive program. Also, there is a TON of instructional material available online (most of it free!) and in books that will help you learn this program.
I've included a short video showing a few of the features of Elements 10 and how they compare with the same features in Photoshop CS5.
If you just want an easy program to use to edit a few photos now and then you can find cheaper software programs, and many online programs that are free. One good free online application is Sumo Paint.
My recommendations to current Photoshop Elements users:
1. Element 9 Users: The new features in Elements 10 basically deal with organizing your photos and some quick and easy templates and photo effects. For the most part, I wouldn't recommend upgrading to Elements 10 if you have Elements 9.
2. Elements 3-8 Users: I recommend upgrading to Elements 10 because there was a huge improvement between versions 8 and 9 (content aware, puppet warp, and the ability to add masks to layers).
I hope this helps!
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2011 9:57:12 AM PST
Shayda Windle says:
Does anyone know if this software works to convert RAW images?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 5:22:12 PM PST
R. Wildey says:
Yes, Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom all contain Adobe RAW
Posted on Dec 11, 2011 10:56:52 AM PST
Does Elements 10 run any faster than Elements 8? Adobe products are always so bloated and take ages to launch. I'm debating upgrading from Elements 8 to Elements 10, but I really wish I could find something else instead.
Posted on Dec 23, 2011 7:29:00 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 29, 2011 7:54:44 AM PST
This is a fantastic and helpful evaluation. I learned so much! Thank you so much V. Hudson.
Posted on Dec 30, 2011 7:26:54 AM PST
Terrie L. Wytosick says:
Can I crop in different shapes other than squares ? ovals for example.
Posted on Jan 2, 2012 12:42:53 PM PST
Thanks for the insight! This is one review where the helpful feedback was much deserved. It would be nice to see more of your videos.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2012 11:12:49 PM PST
John Yoga says:
Thanks for the video review...Marc
Posted on Jan 15, 2012 9:19:48 AM PST
Mr. Hutsen, what text book, if any, do you use with your class?
Posted on Jan 23, 2012 1:41:30 PM PST
Cynthia Vasko says:
your review was most helpful - the vid presentation told me more than mere words could (after all, we are all visual beings or we wouldn't be looking at this product!). Thank you!