software Q's (elements, painter, nik color efex)

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Bill Hilton, May 18, 2005.

  1. Bill Hilton

    Bill Hilton Guest

    Got some bundled software with a new tablet and thought I'd see if
    anyone is familiar enough with it to answer some Q's ...

    Elements 3 ... does it usurp all the file associations like E2 did? I
    loaded E2 once (free copy with a digicam) and it assigned itself as the
    default for all the files I usually open with Photoshop, which pissed
    me off ... does 3 do the same? If so I won't bother loading it.

    Painter Essentials 2.0 ... is this a supplement to Painter (like
    brushes etc) or a separate stripped down program like Classic?
    Couldn't find anything about this one on the net ... probably benign
    enough though, right? (I have Painter IX)

    nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 ... this looks like some color correction
    filters for Photoshop ... any one recommend this? I can usually make
    any needed color corrections with Curves but if there's something
    special about this I'll try it.


    Bill Hilton, May 18, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    It's the old "classic" version of Painter. If you have IX I'd give it
    Carefully burn it to a CD. Make sure you print a nice picture on the
    CD. Place it next to computer. Use it to stand cups of coffee on...


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    Hecate, May 18, 2005
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  3. Bill Hilton

    ramonablue Guest

    Many applications will force associations to themselves when installed.
    Definitely poor gamesmanship, but the associations can be changed. But
    why be pissed off?
    ramonablue, May 19, 2005
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