photoshop elemenst 3 or 4 or something else

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by corks, Jan 17, 2006.

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    corks Guest

    i currently have copy of elements 2 (not installed) and had been planning on
    getting a copy of elements 3 , when i noticed elements 4 was out - so i
    throught i'd get that - but i've seen a few reviews saying its not all that
    great - slow, resource hogg and some the new/auto features are that great.

    so whats the opinion - from what i read elements 3 was an improvement on 3 ,
    but 4 is less so

    alernatively use i could use something else ????

    have a copy of photshop 4 i think but its not installed and i think its
    perhaps overkill for what i need ??

    ive been using paintshop pro 7 for a while ......good enuff ????

    opinions or suggestions most appreciated

    thanks

    dave

    ps apologies to anyone annoyed by cross-posting
     
    corks, Jan 17, 2006
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  2. It's all a question of what you were weaned on.

    PSP 7 suits me because I was weaned on PSP 4. I resent having to start the
    learning process all over again, so although I do have Photoshop Elements 2
    on the PC, I rarely use it unless some discrepancy in PSP forces me to do
    so.

    Trying to master 2 fairly complex programs in order to use one of them is
    not what computers are all about.


    Dennis.
     
    Dennis Pogson, Jan 17, 2006
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  3. Have you used a Froggy freebie called PhotoFiltre ? :
    http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 17, 2006
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    ian lincoln Guest

    The main advantage of elements 3 over 2 is the raw converter. Now that
    version 4 is out you should get version 3 at bargain prices. I suppose its
    a matter of support regarding your camera and the RAW converter. Even
    photoshop CS doesn't support my canon 20D RAW files as standard. I don't
    know if there is a download or plugin for CS or whether an upgrade to CS2 is
    necessary. I should think the same issue is relevant in your choice of 3 or
    4. If version3 supports your camera then i would go with that and spend
    your savings on 'the hidden power of elements 3'.

    The other main feature of v3 over v2 is that you have the healing brush as
    well as the clone stamp tool.

    As to whether using paint shop pro7 is good enough that's pretty much down
    to your personal needs and level of skill with that program.
     
    ian lincoln, Jan 17, 2006
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  5. And the shadows/highlights control and the quick fix panel and...

    IMHO, 3 was a significant improvement on 2, whereas 4 is only a slight one on
    3. Given the low price of 3 these days, I feel that will give you best value
    for money of all Adobe's products.
     
    Roger Whitehead, Jan 17, 2006
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    Phred Guest

    I had a quick google around for Oz pricing and found PE3 for about
    $170 and PE4+Premiere Elements 2 for $232.

    What do you reckon about these comparative values for someone new to
    the game of digital photography/editing?

    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Jan 17, 2006
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    M Port Guest

     
    M Port, Jan 17, 2006
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    DT Guest

    I've bought Elements 4 inc Premier 2 the expensive way from PC World for £99
    & £20 back from Adobe. I'm not into Premier but Elements 4, I think, for
    the money is cheap. Elements on its own is only £50ish anyway. I am amazed
    how brilliant this product is but typical Adobe, they don't make it easy to
    use. I bought 2 really good books from Amazon - one advanced & one basic &
    that has openned up the product alot for me.

    IMO buy Elements 4, the timelined organizer is useful as well.

    Dave
     
    DT, Jan 17, 2006
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    Douglas Guest

    How curious...
    You use "nospam" in your Email address and spam the whole of Usenet with
    your message. Very bad Kama. You'll get really bad reputation out of doing
    this. Convention says: Cross posting to more than 2 groups is spam.
     
    Douglas, Jan 17, 2006
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  10. V4 (CD only) can be had on eBay for AUD75+.....
     
    David Springthorpe, Jan 18, 2006
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    corks Guest

    Ummm i wasnt sure on this, but figured the post was on topical to all
    newsgroup i posted, i apologised beforehand just in case,
    i didnt think anybody would be that anal about it and please sure me the law
    in a lawbook
     
    corks, Jan 18, 2006
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    Douglas Guest

    With an attitude like yours, you'll go a long way *NOT*.
     
    Douglas, Jan 18, 2006
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    corks Guest

    least im not a not a net-cop


     
    corks, Jan 18, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    in this same ideal warm and fuzzy world... people would only overtake in
    the right lane too !!!! ;-)
     
    kosh, Jan 18, 2006
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    John Burke Guest

    We are witnessing 2 unarmed men in a battle of wits.
     
    John Burke, Jan 19, 2006
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    pt1028 Guest

    I thought spam is when you cross-post to many groups trying to sell or
    advertise something. This gentleman is asking a logical question which is
    on-topic with all the groups he's crossposting. To me, that;s not spam -
    that's trying to get as many suggestions as possible.

    Steve
     
    pt1028, Mar 1, 2006
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  17. There are lots of 'takes' on what SPAM is. Pretty much what folks don't
    want to see in their mailbox or newsgroup.
     
    John McWilliams, Mar 1, 2006
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  18. That is wrong. SPAM is unsoliticed advertising or a Hormel alternative
    to food that comes in a can.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Mar 2, 2006
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  19. No, Thomas, it's you who's wrong on both counts. SPAM is both a food,
    beloved in some societies, and it can be flooding Newsgroups with rants,
    garbage, missions, etc. as well as advertising in Mail or News.
     
    John McWilliams, Mar 2, 2006
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    Tom2000 Guest

    ROTFL !!!
     
    Tom2000, Mar 2, 2006
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