Reviews and Problems with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
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Still not as intuitive as it should be.
Johnny Boy, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: It's funny.. Why can my 13 year old son manipulate a photo on his ipad in 15 seconds that takes me an hour using Elements. He can crop, merge, mask, highlight, change color, clarity, saturation, exposure all in seconds.. SECONDS! The technology is out there but we seem to behold the old methods that we have become so use to. When a .99 cent app can do pretty much what a $ dollar software suite could only do 5 years ago, it calls for a drastic approach to photo editing.
Summary: I was looking for a similar product to Adobe Photo Deluxe 2.0 that I can do anything with for photos. Sorry, could not make simple changes to photos . It was too complex for an older person. If you have anything like the photo deluxe 2. that works in a new Dell Computer, would buy immediately. This one is good for the making of different items but did not work for me.
Summary: The ability to make a slideshow from still pictures, put music, and burn a DVD was lost with Windows 8.1. I thought Elements 12 would do the trick - researched on the web, blogs, etc. Turns out, you also have to buy Premiere (not just Elements 12) in order to burn a DVD. Such basic stuff that used to come free with pre-Windows 8.1 - it makes you feel really used as a consumer.
Summary: I bought this to be able organize my image files and it doesn't work with eps files. Adobe droped support for eps with Elements 11 and unless you dig and double dig you aint going to find this out. So b*****y barney I've spend 70$ for a program that doesn't do the job I bought it for. Oh and it takes an hour to install by the time you have typed in the codes and done the adobe ID. Grrr time and money wasted.
Summary: (This is a slightly modified copy of my post on Adobe Community Forums.) I use PSE mainly because I need to manage photos, with only occasional editing, so have no need for the advanced Photoshop. I recently received got a computer upgrade at work. Went from WinXP to Win7 (64-bit), and thought it would be a great opportunity to upgrade from PSE 8 to PSE 12 (on our corporate license).