Summary: I have used (or should I say, in some cases,) struggled with; Jasc Paint shop Pro 8, (very good) - Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Tough to master) - Corel photo ultimate12, (poor customer support and a difficult program) and finally landed on Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. WOW! My whole digital photography world has changed.
Summary: It was time to upgrade my Photoshop Elements software since I had been using version 7 for four years and I was impressed by some of the features in this version. So far, I have not been disappointed. My wife and I recently bought an HD camcorder in anticipation of the birth of our first grandchild in early November. I have not used Premiere Elements in probably 6 or 7 years, so I am looking forward to seeing what one can do with the latest version.
Summary: I've been using Photoshop CS2 and CS6 for years, mostly to edit photo's. I purchased a MacPro portable to take on holidays with only 128gb of memory. I looked at PS Elements on sale and thought I would give it a try. It has three levels for editing photo's, from; quick, guided, and expert. It has face recognition to group photos by people that is very impressive, it groups photos by; people, place, events, and media. You can also use keywords.
Summary: I read the reviews for Elements 11. It was rated highly and that's why I bought this. After 2 hours of playing with the program you realize this has limitations. It's a good tease of Photoshop - but I should have paid for the full version up front.