Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop Elements
18.0

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Adobe Photoshop Elements18.0

16 October 2019

Consumer photo editor/organizer.

Overview

Adobe Photoshop Elements - the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software - helps you edit pictures with powerful, easy-to-use options and share them via print, the web, Facebook, and more.

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Version 18.0:
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66 Reviews of Adobe Photoshop Elements

zlazkow
16 October 2019
Version: 2020

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I'd gladly use again PSE, if Adobe cuts the price to more realistic, and more competitive with GraphicConverter, which I use extensively and exclusively. NOT $100...not $80 and not $50. It was the best, but it is not anymore. I'd pay not more than $30. Like Pixelmator. That's the REALISTIC price.
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DragonMaster
03 November 2019
Version: 18.0
Don't waste your money.
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zlazkow
16 October 2019
Version: 2020
I'd gladly use again PSE, if Adobe cuts the price to more realistic, and more competitive with GraphicConverter, which I use extensively and exclusively. NOT $100...not $80 and not $50. It was the best, but it is not anymore. I'd pay not more than $30. Like Pixelmator. That's the REALISTIC price.
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Plotzenhots
15 October 2019
Version: 2020
PSE ..., 12, 13, 14, 15, 19... 20 yeahh.. much to expensive for longtime users ..
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hmfwic47
22 October 2018
Version: 17.0
I use APE 12 only to make final panoramas and Apple's Photos 4.0 app for other editing.
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Roger-Rodrigues
12 June 2018
Version: 16.0
Is upgrade pricing available?
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4.5
IngeMortier
08 October 2017
Version: 16.0
Still a master in editing photo files. Easy to use with great wizards for many effects. Industry standard stuff really.
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Plotzenhots
16 December 2016
Version: 15.0
PSE ..., 12, 13, 14, 15, ... yeahh..soo expensive for longtime users ..
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0.5
ashishmm
02 November 2016
Version: 15.0
Bought Photoshop elements 14 and Premiere elements 14 few months ago for INR 9,500. The version 15 upgrades cost INR 11,000 on the Adobe website. Should never have bought this in the first place when so many cheaper options with same functionality are available.
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0.5
StrictlyBagel
06 October 2016
Version: 15.0
No no no no... after paying each year for upgrades to Adobe Photoshop I've had it now. Adobe never addresses bugs and tends to "fix" them with upgrades as opposed to updates. This is it for me.
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ashishmm
23 January 2016
Version: 14.0
memory hog. Have to force quit this app some times because it just hangs even on the latest mac book pro.
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MichaelM3902
27 September 2015
Version: 14.0
I tried this v14.0 and it lasted for about 5 minutes. I like v6 and that's what I use. Everything since that seems to be geared for the inexperienced.
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macus
25 September 2015
Version: 14.0
Installer crashes immediately when you try to enter your Adobe ID. Another in the endless stream of major issues with the Adobe installers over many years.
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Porpentine
25 September 2015
Version: 14.0
$79.99 for an upgrade? Geez Louise!
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0.5
Rjmorita
29 November 2014
Version: 13.0
For some reason, I cannot even open version 13.0 on my Mac running Yosemite. I'm still using version 11.
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Javaman
29 November 2014
Version: 13.0
Mac users are fortunate to have several good alternatives to Adobe Photoshop. One of them is Photoshop Elements! I’ve downloaded Gimp several times and have always come away feeling, “Yuck!” Sure, it’s capable (and free), but why would you own a Mac to use something like that?! Just my opinion! :) I have Graphic Converter (version 5 or so running under a virtualized “Snow Leopard”). It’s a handy tool to have at one’s disposal and it can manipulate files that other apps (including PS Elements) would choke on, but its GUI is awful, and for most people it’s not a real choice for an “everyday” photo editing app. Acorn is a fine Mac app ( I have version 4.5.x) but it feels more like a paint app than a photo app. That leaves Pixelmator. (I have version 3.3.) It is THE alternative to Photoshop (Elements or otherwise) for Mac users. The price is right, it is a true Mac app, and it’s powerful! (My only real complaint is the plethora of palettes that one has to deal with when using it.) So Mac users these days have plenty of alternatives to Photoshop outside of Adobe, but that doesn’t make PS Elements a bad program, Adobe haters notwithstanding. Although I’m not a fan of the Adobe hegemony, Elements still remains my “go to” app for photo editing. It has a familiar UI, it packs some serious power, it’s feels snappy, it’s not neglected by its developer, it consistently ranks high when reviewed by independent publications, and there are a ton of books, magazines, and websites that provide tutorials and step-by-step guides for about any task that you would want to use it for. I bought PS Elements version 1 on June 15th, 2001 and have been using various iterations of the program ever since. It’s ironic that the first decent, powerful, reasonably priced alternative to Adobe Photoshop, dating back to 2001, was produced by...uh...Adobe! BTW, at the time of this comment (Thanksgiving weekend, 2014), you can/could download Elements 13 from Amazon for $49.00.
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0.5
Plotzenhots
28 November 2014
Version: 13.0
an expensive bugfix for older Photoshop Elements – I don´t like it.
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Whisperquiet
28 November 2014
Version: 13.0
If you're not already 'into' or caught up in Adobe; save your money and the hassle. Just go for something like Graphic Converter!
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Plotzenhots
25 October 2014
Version: 12.0
..don´t like it because there are many many good reasons to try other better and (long time) much cheaper tools
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Maxter
28 March 2014
Version: 12.0
Forget about this overpriced piece of junk an it's antediluvian installer and for less than half the price fetch a copy of GraphicConvertrer. It does all this does and more faster and better.
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hmfwic47
19 March 2014
Version: 12.0
There is a Adobe Community: Photoshop Elements 12.1 Application Update now available http://forums.adobe.com/message/6194380 Guess it's been out for awhile.
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Tubo
24 February 2014
Version: 12.0
Normally you have to install a download manager first... Here are more direct links for adobe products: http://prodesigntools.com/photoshop-elements-12-direct-download-links-premiere.html
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0.5
CynicalMike
25 November 2013
Version: 12.0
One of the worst pieces of software I have EVER tried to use. As I have used PS CS5 in the past and not keen on buying Creative Cloud I made the mistake of buying this, having used an ancient version. What a piece of $%h&!. Frequent errors - corrupt catalogs that can't be repaired (and I have just started to use it - catalogs are corrupt already - seriously!!), can't apply names using face recognition, often won't let me apply ratings or move items to an album because some mysterious process is 'busy'. I could go on but having tried many different photo organizing software and editing software this is easily the worst - not to mention the 1990's PC user interface. Stay away, far away.
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2.5
Nealnt
25 September 2013
Version: 12.0
Tried to download demo. Installer failed with message: Configuration error in application.
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Eyeless
24 September 2013
Version: 12.0
Still available in only three languages for the Mac, but a lot more for Windoze - guess they got their priorities a bit off these days ... .
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SickTeddyBear
11 November 2012
Version: 11.0
On sale at Costco and Sam's Club for $50: http://costco.com/.product.688840.html http://samsclub.com/sams/photoshop-elem-11/prod7900028.ip
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Janichsan
26 September 2012
Version: 11.0
What the hell? Is PSE getting yearly installments now?
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wilykyley
04 January 2012
Version: 10.0
It's not worth it to upgrade from version 9. I did not see any differences.
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4.5
Joeschisa
31 December 2011
Version: 10.0
I have to say I like it, despite the adobe thing and all that. Been using for years, tried others, but for purely editing personal photos, either scanned from 100 years ago or taken last week, the program does what I need it to do though sometimes I got to mess around to get things looking OK (enough memory for undos make this not so bad). Can't compare with other programs much as I've stuck with this, despite upgrade fees. Don't think I'd use it to make a graphic from scratch and don't use it for importing photos/scans, but it's name doesn't imply those tasks. Rate today as I'm scanning whole heap of old photos taken out of storage.
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Rubaiyat
14 November 2011
Version: 10.0
I can't find any references. Does Photoshop Elements export to cmyk and grey scale?
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Plotzenhots
08 November 2011
Version: 10.0
Buggy since jears!! Can´t open animated gif, expensive, poor usersupport, the dont fix bugs in time. A good alternative is "Photoline"
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Laos
18 April 2011
Version: 9.0.3
This is real bloatware. It uses massive amounts of memory on your harddisk and RAM. Beyond this, it is incredible slooooow. I really regret paying money for this.
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Leoofborg
06 January 2011
Version: 9.0.2
"Error Loading Updater Workflow" . Nevermind, back to Indie software I know works. Next!
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Robert-Poland
06 January 2011
Version: 9.0.2
Review of updater The update stops with "Error loading updater workflow" Downloaded again hours later and got the same results.
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Poikkeus
03 January 2011
Version: 9.0
I've realized that Photoshop Elements lacked the most important features for me: importing and scanning files, comprehensive filters, a concise selection of tools. If the only thing you're looking for is fixing photos, Elements offers a concentrated approach to image editing.
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2.5
Bigboysdad
12 December 2010
Version: 9.0
After working with this for a month, I chose not to buy when the trial period ended. There's something about this which doesn't quite sit right. There's nothing wrong with an application that works on both platforms, for example, the excellent Lightroom which imo just works better than Aperture. But this is just too "Windows" in unnecessary bloatware and feel. Unfortunately, the bloat outweighed the useful features. If you've got a working copy of version 8, stick with it, but if your version 8 is affected by un-fixable bugs like mine is, then its time to look for alternatives.
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Alper
26 September 2010
Version: 9.0
I dont understand why we have to install Adobe Elements 9 Organizer with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. I dont need organizer. but adobe installer dont give choose. Also Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 need too much disk space pixelmator just need 50mb.
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Bigboysdad
23 September 2010
Version: 9.0
On the plus side, its nice to say bye bye to the bugs of the previous otherwise excellent version 8 (the Error 150: 30 Bug, the inability to blend panoramic tiff files and big memory usage were the bugs that got me). Its a shame that at 2 gigs, this new version is 1 gig heavier than version 8. It's also a shame that that Bridge is no more. The replacement for Bridge, Elements Organizer, is just plain slow and unintuitive by comparison and feels a bit like a bloated windows app. The presence of this is a real waste on the HD space. The new PSE features however are genuinely useful, and should be used by any regular users upgrading from version 8.
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Plotzenhots
22 September 2010
Version: 9.0
does anybody know something about the big fat unfixed bugs "in save animated .gif for web" since PSE 6 and PSE 8.. are they still exist in PSE 9?
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Harry-Macbeth
22 September 2010
Version: 9.0
It occurs to me that Adobe might well be trying very hard for the most disingenuous "big-box" developer award. And do not ever hope for useful customer support, folks; they have perfected the "ticket-based" support runaround. Eventually, weeks & weeks later, you'll just give up out of dispirited fatigue, none the wiser - for all your patience. It actually fills my heart with joy that Steve Jobs slipped them the high, hard one.
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Mckryak
21 September 2010
Version: 9.0
Did somebody know, is this version of PSE for Mac compatible with non-English primary language or it has the same bug as the previous version (PSE 8)?
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RC62
21 September 2010
Version: 9.0
I just spent 20 minutes searching their site for "upgrade" pricing. The links to "upgrades" is circular eventually taking you back to the page you started from and never showing an upgrade price or even how to purchase an upgrade. Oh well, I don't really need it anyway...
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Harry-Macbeth
05 November 2009
Version: 8.0
Doubtful that I'll bother with this dreadful company any more. No wonder they are haemorrhaging customers. With no upgrade paths for new customers, and astonishingly poor customer service, there are compelling reasons for Mac fans to cut this shiny, but ultimately rotten bait. Fool me once, Adobe: shame on you. Fool me twice: shame on ME....
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Abelle
04 November 2009
Version: 8.0
Reduction of the window very convenient, most complete, beautiful and interesting version.
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hmfwic47
22 October 2009
Version: 8.0
After installing APE 8 on my Mac, I double-clicked on the app icon and got an error message. Did a restart, reopened it and got the same message. Had to call Customer Support who sent me to Tech Support. The error code listed was, I believe 150:30. Did what they said and it started up like it should.
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Snappir
20 October 2009
Version: 8.0
couldn't resist to post my reply to all the ugly comments for PE. Those who say that PE is "not friendly", have never used it, and never tried to learn a little. It's easy, super friendly and loaded with more features than any other photo editing program for MAC. True, it's heavy and slow to open. Yes, 3 minutes is slow. But at that time you can do something else, check your email, or browse... The moment it opens - normal speed and no problem at all. Pixelmator is a smooth looking program, but lacks a lot of essential features. One of them Shadows/Highlights, which is for me one of the most essential features when I open a photo.And it's not even close to PE. Those who couldn't install this version, rushed and probably did something wrong in one of the steps. I would suggest, go to adobe website and try to download there. And read and write down the instructions - important!!!
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Snappir
20 October 2009
Version: 8.0
ILGAZ.... what are you talking about...???!!! iPhoto is not an editing software, it only has a few editing features, 0.001% of PE. Kodak...??? again, it is not for editing, no editing there, NOTHING!... printing only. PE was and remains #1 best light photo editor.
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Snappir
20 October 2009
Version: 8.0
couldn't resist to post my reply to all the ugly comments for PE. Those who say that PE is "not friendly", have never used it, and never tried to learn a little. It's easy, super friendly and loaded with more features than any other photo editing program for MAC. True, it's heavy and slow to open. Yes, 3 minutes is slow. But at that time you can do something else, check your email, or browse... The moment it opens - normal speed and no problem at all. Pixelmator is a smooth looking program, but lacks a lot of essential features. One of them Shadows/Highlights, which is for me one of the most essential features when I open a photo.And it's not even close to PE. Those who couldn't install this version, rushed and probably did something wrong in one of the steps. I would suggest, go to adobe website and try to download there. And read and write down the instructions - important!!!
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Legal-Eagle
20 October 2009
Version: 8.0
I downloaded the Trial Version of PSE 8 and tried to install it. After never-ending installation failures and further attempts to install it, I trashed the whole application in disgust. Not at all impressed Adobe : - ((
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Ilgaz
26 September 2009
Version: 8.0
So they added a single feature and abandoned all powerpc users and asking for $80. While it is not widely known for some reason, you don't have to abandon any powerPC user for "intel 64bit", you can even release full 64bit PPC/Intel application on 10.5 leopard. IMHO time is coming for shareholders to take action against this kind of management.
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Fairmeadow
23 September 2009
Version: 8.0
Full version of PE8 £65, upgrade from PE6 £55 (+VAT). How does this encourage customer loyalty, or indeed how does it encourage existing users to upgrade?
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Igreg
25 May 2008
Version: 6.0
PE 4 DID NOT work well with iPhoto, contrary to so-called expert reviews and Adobe advertising, & I see no reason why PE 6 would be any better. PE has always been bloated and not user-friendly.
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Anancon
29 April 2008
Version: 6.0
I've tried Photoshop CS3 now and am very dissatisfied. Photoshop gets bigger and bigger, and most innovations are the usual steps of image editing, just combined into what they call "big groundbreaking new features". I don't know any reason to buy every few month a new version of this 2D-image editing app, - what great improvements do it get for my money except for always having the newest version? I have to buy a new mac with every photoshop version, that helps appleadobe, but what are my benefits? It gets more bugs and is bloated and slower and slower with every version, and is far away now from the fast and simple task of 2D-image-editing/designing. I'm a photographer and graphicdesigner and work in this business since 20 years now. I've made high-professionell retouching on Macs with 200 Mhz, and now with 2x2000 Mhz, but overall it needs the same time to finish my work. I really don't see any benefits in my daily tasks with this new version and the last 2 versions. Since the invention of layers in 1994 and the actions in 1996, what really big invention happened since then, what made my daily work easier? Yes, the text-functions where overhauled in 1999 and the vector elements of the same year where really useful in some situations, but then? Yes, some gimmicks and many time-consuming kiddythings popped up here and there in the app, but for serious work, what was better? For me photoshop was finshed with version 5.5, if you wanted vector-editing, version 7 was your one, but now, what happened the last years? And if you've made all needed configurations, configured your workspace, the brushes, styles, curves, and the like, and everything is set up the way you want it, it's individuall and "your photoshop" then, what happens? Yes, a new photoshop version is on the market, - you can't win this race. That all is not about good or better or faster image-editing, it's just about money. I have to pay the updates for 6 machines, 6 mac-workstations. May wife was right, let's make fine holidays instead, and that's what we are doing, sorry Bruce Citizen, sorry Steve Jobs, I'm not your dairy cow anymore, it took me some time, but I think I'm to old to not understand your moneygrubbing tricks. So, no new mac, no new adobe app the next three years, and believe me, my work will continue as usual... Elements 6 will be my last purchase for a long while, and that only because I use Camera Raw and "of course" there will be no more Camera Raw-Updates for Elements version 4 soon.
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David-Beaman
22 March 2007
Version: 4.0
Photoshop Elements is extremely inexpensive for what it has. For you to buy the full blow CS2 it would be hundreds of dollars. However, you could have elements for only 80$ with almost all of the features. Elements is for beginners to semi pros. Elements, howeve, does not have Curves.
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Dalahast
18 March 2007
Version: 4.0
This is an absolute gem from Adobe. After buying it at a local store, I went home and instantly was able to use it. Just a few pages of help and I was already editing. I can't imagine the possibilities for what else this app can do!
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Wolf-H
02 December 2006
Version: 4.0
If you are coming from MS Paint, you probably will find this software excellent. However, if you ever worked with "the real" Photoshop, even if it was an old version (5.0 for me), you maybe will be disappointed. I miss essential features. Some of them are available, but they are so poorly implemented. Example 1: It does have layers, but it does not support masks for these layers. That makes them in my eyes little useful. Example 2: It supports a graphic tablet (Wacom) with all settings, but only for the brush tool, not for the eraser, even when in brush mode. Combined with the lack of masks this makes it impossible to use the graphic tablet to define transparencies. Example 3: It does support 16 bit/channel. This is useful for color correcting scans etc. But it does not let you convert an existing 8 bit/channel to 16 bit/channel. I could continue the list...
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Igreg
02 October 2006
Version: 4.0
Anyone know how to completely uninstall Photoshop Elements 4? Their site was no help at all.
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 3.0
Excellent update - and in my case free, thanks to Wacom and Adobe bundles. It is fast, stable (so far) and easy to use. It is not a childish/downgraded version of Photoshop but a 100% complete application. The new interface is awesome, like Indesign and Photoshop CS. Perfect to work in RGB. Tips/Hints/Troubleshooting: By the way, I am using OS 10.3.7 (10.3 installed a year ago and updated, still rock solid). I don't have your problems, Photoshop Elements simply works as advertised. Try Onyx or Maintain to maintain your system, or maybe it is time for a fresh install.
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Anonymous
03 February 2005
Version: 3.0
I figured it out: When trying to instal GIMP and was met a "you need the BSD Subsystem installed" Turns out I deselected this option in an effort to maintain a paired down system. A re-instal with with BSD let Photoshop right in. How can Adobe telephone support not know this?!
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4.75
Anonymous
09 December 2004
Version: 3.0
1. Easy to use 2. A ton of filters and stuff you can add to it 3. Stable 4. Its reasonably priced 5. Fun to see what you can create
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Anonymous
08 December 2004
Version: 3.0
Great software (for its class) at a good (usually discounted) price. $60 with discounts from Adobe and amazon.com 1eye(of Horus) ______ read on if you want ______ You just like to noodle around with output from a digital camera? Xmas at gran'ma's house 2004? Then Graphic Converter rocks for $35 -- iPhoto seems underpowered. (GC is great software -- GC and PE3 make a complementary combo.) Photoshop Elements really outshines GC when one steps beyond manipulating single image. PE can create art if you know how to use filters and layers well (and have an esthetic sense). Downgrading a product because it doesn't meet your "needs" is nonsense. Do your homework first -- take a test drive. The lousy carpenters blame their tools.[Look into a mirror, point to image, you've found the problem, it looks just like you!] Photoshop Elements I suspect is a "loss leader" for Adobe. They want you to "buy up" to their $600 "full" version. No relearning required to upgrade. Get hooked on PE and you may become an addict. It works for drug dealers, why not for Adobe? 1eye(in the Kingdom of the Blind)
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4.5
Me2
08 December 2004
Version: 3.0
Fantastic program for everyday users which can be found < $75 on-line and major retailers of electronics. Much more options than iPhoto . . . which is understandable. IMHO, a MUST for anyone who has a sincere desire to dabble in digital photography. Super!
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4.5
Anonymous
27 November 2004
Version: 2.0
Good solid app. Have not had any problem to date. Startup time can be a bit slow. I got one free license with my printer, one free with my Wacom tablet, and one free with my scanner. Wouldn't spend $100 on it, but if you can get it for a bargain price, go for it. Version 3 has just come out. Funny enough, Mac version is cheaper on the Adobe site, $89.99 versus $99.99 for the PC, and $79.99 versus $89.99 for the download. Only thru February 2005, I believe. Upgrade for Mac is cheaper too, but upgrade path is still steep.
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Anonymous
01 March 2004
Version: 2.0
Not so good... If you can't spend so much money on this little Photoshop try CinePaint. It is free, easy to use and damn good.
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2.25
sackm
24 September 2003
Version: 2.0
I have a 12" powerbook running 10.2.8, and I've yet to be able to install Photoshop Elements. The install seems to freeze when the 2nd installer opens, then the laptop just sits there for hours with the little spinning rainbow. Any ideas about this? Everyone says this a great program, but so far I've been unable to tell.
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4.5
Dricci
07 December 2002
Version: 2.0
Great alternative for the armchair webdesigner who doesn't want to shell out big bucks for the full version of PS. It'll do all web formats, and contains a lot of the features of Photoshop (but some aren't there, like a line tool, which would be helpful.. but shift+painting makes a pretty straight line). Works for all of my needs. Just don't expect to do real design work for publishing on it (as there's no CMYK support).
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4.25
Anonymous
19 September 2002
Version: 2.0
It's nice to finally see Elements on OS X. This program seems very much like most early OS X carbon apps did -- the installer is bizarre and launches at least 3 sub-installers at some point during the process. The app comes with several extra folders and things that leave it strewn about a folder. It would be much nicer to have a single app that you could drag plug-ins over to install them. Plug ins should probably go in Library/Application Support (which this app also populates with some files). Start time is ponderously slow, but the functionality is there. This is a great 30 day unlimited functionality demo, so it's a great try out.
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