Reviews and Problems with Adobe Photoshop Elements
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Review: An App to Grow Your Skills
30 January 2015
Summary: Photoshop Elements 13 is an excellent, highly accessible, yet powerful consumer photo-editing program with only a few annoyances. For the vast majority of users, Elements is a far better choice than the more-complex Photoshop CC or the less-robust Corel PaintShop Pro X7.
Pros: Intuitive, effective file handling and management; quick and generally accurate face recognition; Guided Edits mode is a fun way to learn advanced processes; Expert mode offers a wide range of commands and tools.
Cons: Managing folders of pictures not as easy as it could be; No autocomplete suggestions when tagging photos with names; Guided Edits often don't have Undo or Redo options.
Conclusion: With each passing year, Photoshop Elements continues to feel like a more complete offering than iPhoto. Adobe has made the software even more appealing this year by combining powerful Photoshop CS6 features with, a slick, friendly new user interface.
Pros: Brighter UI is friendlier to novice users. Many pro features carried over from Photoshop CS6. Guided edit mode makes complicated effects a snap.
Cons: Veteran users may need time to adjust to UI overhaul. No Retina Display support in initial release. Events can’t be created while importing photos.
Summary: Digital photographers who need an extensive feature set to edit, manage and share their photos. It is one of the best products in the market, but you have to be ready to invest the time to learn the product and make sure you have a reasonably powerful computer.
Summary: New iterations of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements debut today. Photoshop Elements offers new tools such as Visual Similarity and Object Search, doing for you the tedious work of browsing through a photo library for similar themes and subjects.
Excerpt: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 remain the most interesting combination of products, in one bundle, for home consumers, hobbyists and even some professional digital photographers and digital videographers.
Pros: The new, integrated Organizer is reason enough, on its own, to purchase Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 or upgrade from v7. Auto-Analyze isn't perfect, but it's extremely useful and a massive time saver. There seems to be a ton of new, high quality clip art supplied in this versi...
Cons: There are quite a few tutorials which aren't available to basic users because they're hidden behind the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 Plus online membership wall. Our view is that this sort of pay wall is just not going to get the positive reaction Adobe wants from the newest u...
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: It Might Be All You Need For Image Editing
1 August 2009
Excerpt: Mention digital image editing and it’s likely that the first word you’ll hear is Photoshop. It’s become a general term, like Xerox. For many, the full-blown version of Photoshop (currently at CS5) is either overkill, with features that you’ll never need or use, or just too expensive.
Conclusion: If you're new to the worlds of digital photography and image manipulation, Photoshop Elements 8 offers everything you need, and much, much more. But users of previous versions are unlikely to find much in it a reason to upgrade.
Pros: Powerful, well-balanced consumer-level photo editing and organizing tools. Photo recomposition feature as amazing as its CS4 counterpart. Tight integration with online services and Premiere Elements 8. Extensive selection of help and tutorials.
Cons: Few major changes from previous version. Some tutorials require paid Plus membership.
Excerpt: Adobe Photoshop 6.0 is one of the most powerful image-editing programs on the market, but it's got a steep learning curve and a price tag to match. Though this may be fine for graphics pros, the rest of us will appreciate the company's latest release: Adobe Photoshop Elements.