Adobe euphemism: "Most comprehesive = most expensive."

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    "Adobe has announced shipping of the English-language editions of
    Adobe Creative Suite 3 'Production Premium' and 'Master Collection',
    finalizing availability of the CS3 range. Customers requiring other
    translations have a little longer to wait however - German, French and
    Japanese releases are due to appear by mid-July. Comprising of six
    distinct editions aimed at different sectors of the imaging and
    production sectors, the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family is the most
    comprehensive package yet offered by the company."

    I wonder if they make a PS stripped of all the FX garbage with just
    photo editing and processing functions?
    RichA, Jul 4, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    it is called photoshop elements and it has been around for a number of
    years. it is $99 suggested retail and often found for roughly half
    that when it isn't bundled with something.
    Guest, Jul 4, 2007
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    Tom Ross Guest

    Didn't we cover this in your "PS. Jack of all trades, master of none?"
    thread last October?

    You don't HAVE to purchase one of the CS packages. You can purchase PS
    by itself. And you don't HAVE to upgrade to CS3.

    In fact, unless you need to generate CYMK separations, PS Elements
    offers nearly all of the photo editing and processing functions most
    people need and use.

    Tom Ross, Jul 4, 2007
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    Roy Smith Guest

    How about for $43, bundled with a camera!

    The fine print at the bottom includes one of the more interesting
    disclaimers I've read in a while, "Camera is brand new in original factory
    packaging, but sold as is. Camera is included for compliance with Adobe
    bundle licensing and as a bonus for our customers." I'm tempted to buy one
    just to see if I can make a cat cam out of it.
    Roy Smith, Jul 4, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    I think the CDs it comes on are plastic anyway, wouldn't want it.
    Only metal will do!
    Charles, Jul 4, 2007

  6. For example, CompUSA has the Elements bundle of Photoshop and Premiere
    this week for $70 after rebate.
    Oliver Costich, Jul 4, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    I have Elements as well but I really like using actions in Photoshop and
    until actions are available in Elements then it is useless to me. :-(
    Pete D, Jul 4, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    But not actions damnit!!!
    Pete D, Jul 4, 2007
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    Flash Guest

    Get a life and go take some pictures and quit worrying about all the
    details of the tools. If PhotoShop is too expensive for you, go download's free and works just fine...
    Flash, Jul 4, 2007
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    Tom Ross Guest

    No actions is one of the three reasons Elements won't work for me. The
    other two are not supporting CMYK and Lab Color modes. I don't see
    Adobe adding any of these features to Elements.

    Tom Ross, Jul 5, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Pete D, Jul 5, 2007
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Pete D wrote:

    Old scanner can with PS 5 LE which did limited 16 bit and levels. New
    scanner came with elements (version probally oldish by now) which did not.

    My copy of PS 5 LE is jurassic in terms of age but it simply does stuff that
    the newer Elements cannot.

    Peter Chant, Jul 5, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    For photography alone, Photoshop is enough, and Lightroom if you have to
    process a lot of images in projects. The other packages lean to the
    graphics side (artwork, web design, etc.)

    1. Other uses of CYMK include verification and correction of skin tones.
    This is relatively easy to do by comparing ratios of yellow and
    magenta content, but near impossible to manage in comparing RGB values.

    2. More functions in CS3 can be done at 16 bit conserving dynamic
    information thru to the end.

    3. CS3 is a lean, mean program without the bloaty slow feeling of Elements.

    Alan Browne, Jul 7, 2007
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