Elements or Photoshop Which do you need?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Denny B, Jun 9, 2006.

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    Denny B Guest

    Which do you need to work with digital pictures?
    I have read opinions on both in newsgroups.
    Some say Photoshop is essential others that Elements
    is all you need. I was at Chapters and they sell Element
    CD'S in the section with their photographic books.

    Elements was $74.00. Adobe Photoshop is substantially
    more. Is Photoshop overkill like needing a Hummer to go
    buy a loaf of bread.

    Thanks
    Denny B
     
    Denny B, Jun 9, 2006
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    LabRat Guest

    Elements was designed with the digital photographer in mind. Although it
    lacks some of the high-end functions of Photoshop, it is doubtful that most
    people would ever miss them. Here are a few links to articles attempting to
    explain the differences between the two programs...

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm

    http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/lynch/index.html

    I originally recieved Elements 2.0 with a camera body, and was pleased
    enough with its functionality to recently ungrade to 4.0 (~ $50 on ebay).
    My suggestion would be to try out Elements for $50 before you shell out the
    $600 for CS2. You can also download trial versions of both programs at
    http://www.adobe.com/downloads to see which one fits you needs best before
    buying.

    LabRat
     
    LabRat, Jun 9, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    I use both and find that Elements will pretty much do everything for my
    photos but I prefer the PS way of doing some things particularly layers.
     
    Pete D, Jun 9, 2006
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    Arthur Small Guest

    Arthur Small, Jun 9, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    Get the Gimp - it is cheaper (free)
     
    Neil Ellwood, Jun 9, 2006
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  6. For me it would be.

    But I use Paint Shop Pro, anyway.
     
    John Falstaff, Jun 9, 2006
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    Freedom55 Guest

    Neither, PSPX with RSE for RAW support.

    Ron

    --
    And it really doesn't matter if
    I'm wrong I'm right
    Where I belong I'm right
    Where I belong.

    Lennon & McCartney
     
    Freedom55, Jun 9, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    I cannot do without actions, I seriously hate Adobe for leaving this out of
    elements.
     
    Pete D, Jun 9, 2006
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    Denny B Guest

    Thank you all kindly for your replies.

    Denny B


     
    Denny B, Jun 10, 2006
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    Stacey Guest

    I love being able to record 'actions' in PS saves a LOT of time and some
    things I do just wouldn't be reasonable to do without being able to use an
    action to do it.
     
    Stacey, Jun 11, 2006
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    Stacey Guest

    The other option is something like an older copy of PS7, it does most of
    what PS CS does and some key things like recording actions that elements
    doesn't have.
     
    Stacey, Jun 11, 2006
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  12. You can also use the PS6 trial for recording actions.
     
    Geoff Realname, Jun 14, 2006
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