Need advice on Photoshop CS2 v9 or Elements 5.0?

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  1. tahmail

    tahmail TPF Noob!

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    I've never used any editiing software before so I'm wondering if I should pop for the CS2 version (around $300?) or start with Elements 5.0? I've seen Elements for about $40 but if I end up going to CS2 in6 months I'd consider it wasted $. Any thoughts here? I can't seem to find a good description of what CS2 will do that Elements won't.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    In the quote below outlining the differences, I use the bolded features a lot and would justify me going to CS2.

    Hoiwever Elements is a very good place to start and is less intimidating for a beginner. The amount of money involved is not much if you decide to upgrade.

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's an interesting list, Traveler. It puts the whole thing into perspective. I think I could probably do about as well with Elements as I do with CS2 personally. I have used some of the features mentioned but I think I could probably do without all of them and still be a happy photo editor. I'm sure there are other differences but, if these are the salient ones, then I don't view them as critical for the typical digital photographer.
     
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    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    Do without layer masks?! You musdt be joking ;)

    CS2 v 9 = same program.
     

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