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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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Posted on Aug 11, 2012 5:47:50 AM PDT
I appreciate so much the video that you took the time to put together. I've wavered for days over whether or not to invest in this program. I used Photoshop for PC in the past, but when I converted to Mac I couldn't afford the full-blown Photoshop version. With your helpful video, I can see that Elements includes all the features I'll need for my projects. Thanks for your generosity.
Posted on Aug 12, 2012 9:16:00 PM PDT
Elizabeth M. says:
very helpful, can you provide additional videos?
Posted on Aug 14, 2012 10:08:02 AM PDT
D. S. Perrin says:
Nice Video - Thanks so much.
Posted on Aug 24, 2012 9:59:54 AM PDT
Dr. William Costello says:
Best evaluation I have ever read on Amazon!
Posted on Aug 24, 2012 6:50:37 PM PDT
Thank you. That helps a lot!
Posted on Oct 1, 2012 1:15:35 PM PDT
S. Lee says:
Great Video !!
Posted on Jan 15, 2013 4:23:34 PM PST
I am so sorry I spent money on Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. Somehow, I have misplaced a "verification code" that the program keeps asking for. I cannot email my photos to friends, and that's important to me. I have written a letter to Adobe (no answer), and called their chat line only to be told that I would have to pay $40 to get a verification code. I won't be using this product anymore and won't buy any more Adobe products.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 10:28:30 AM PST
Mathew J says:
"Unfortunate"?!..How much time do you think she has? Even an expert can't just sit down at the keyboard and peck out a great review without considerable effort and time. I think we are all very fortunate for what she so generously gave us.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 4:43:38 PM PST
Robert C says:
Problem is that Adobe Elements does not have Content Aware and Puppet Warp like the review says. You only get those features in the $700 version of photoshop. Amazon not only won't correct this, they claim it is very helpful review.