Reviews and Problems with Adobe Photoshop Elements
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Review
2 October 2012
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. It’s well worth the extra money for frustrated iPhoto users looking to go beyond the basics.
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.
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. While previous versions of this bundle have been quite good, version 8 brings a level of integration between the user interfaces in each product and the handling, control and organization of content (your photos, clips and editing), all of which makes...
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 version, which is useful in both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. Layering, cropping and motion control in Premiere Elements 8 is improved over the already-good quality in...
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 users of its products, nor will it encourage new users to quickly become proficient with the product and better evangelists for it therefore. Time will tell, but we think tutor...
Summary: It’s not perfect, of course; we’d like see high dynamic range photography support (which is included in the competing Paintshop Pro Photo X2), and finding some of the cool features, like the excellent Magic Extractor, isn’t easy; however, for basic photographers who want quick and easy photo enhancement, it’s tough to beat Photoshop Elements 7.0.
Pros: Excellent RAW support and fairly simple to use.
Cons: Lacks HDR and may leave more experienced photographers wishing for more.
Conclusion: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 is more powerful than ever, and its excellent features and integration of the organizing/editing functions make it the best choice for handling your digital photo collection.
Pros: Top-notch organizing and editing features, with unrivaled integration. Greatly improved slide show creation. Automatic "face tagging" of images. Many valuable smaller improvements.
Cons: "Magic" selection tools are underdeveloped. Hit-or-miss automatic red-eye fix.
Update adds text search, Scene Cleaner and other features
Consumer Electronics Net
6 November 2008
Excerpt: When an application matures, programmers tend to focus on features that are new and different, while maintaining the core strength of what the application does. Usually it comes in the form of a revamped interface combined with new features that prove useful. While Adobe Photoshop Elements experienced a freshened interface with version 6, version 7 adds some features that helps make the image editing process more efficient, yet still fun.
Summary: For anyone seeking a combination image editor and organiser that doesn't break the bank, Photoshop Elements 7.0 is a powerful contender. The program's new online components permit you to do more from within a familiar interface, and despite the 'US-only' tag applied to the web-based features, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0's new desktop tools alone make it worth the upgrade.