Photoshop Elements 7.0 vs. Older version

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  1. ~Stella~

    ~Stella~ TPF Noob!

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    I have 4.0 right now...I guess it's 2 or 3 years old. I know it pretty well. I saw that Costco had PSE 7.0 at only $49 if you use the $30 coupon they have out this month (original price $79).

    Are the versions substantially different and is it worth upgrading or do they essentially repackage the same product with minor changes?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can download a free trial version from Adobe's website and decide for yourself. I believe Adobe introduced 'Curves' with PSE7, which was not available in previous versions (someone correct me if I am wrong). At $49, I would upgrade for this function alone.
     
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    they have curves in V6, but you can only control 4 fixed points on the curve rather than being able to set your own. I don't know if they changed it for V7.
    I do know that they added panorama stitching into V6. Honestly considering that your on V4 I think you will notice a difference and probably an improvment moving up to V7. For me on V6 there is just not enough difference to warrent the upgrade
     
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    ~Stella~ TPF Noob!

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    Thank you both very much for your responses...sounds like some of the changes are fairly major, so I'll go ahead and get it.
     
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    Hello. I currently use Elements 4 and have about 20,000 photos in the organizer. While I am generally happy with the editing options, the organizer I feel is pretty slow. I have a year old HP dual core Windows computer which in most applications is pretty fast. But not the organizer in Elements.

    Does anyone know if the organizer in Ver 7 is faster? Also, is Ver 7 capable of easily using the Elements 4 organizer database with all tags collections etc?

    Also I'd be interested in answers to the same questions with respect to Adobe Lightroom.

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    ~Stella~ TPF Noob!

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    When I switched up from a prior version to 4.0 it kept all my tags and everything with it and just shifted everything into the new database for me. I assume another upgrade would be similar.
     

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