Photoshop Elements..

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  1. bullshark

    bullshark TPF Noob!

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    How is it for editing and tweaking photos? I have photoshop CS, but it doesnt work with the version of RAW that my camera uses and I cant justify purchasing the full program to just do some tweaking and processing.
     
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    Check for a plugin that will read your camera raw files? Since you gave no details, camera?, CS version?, or anything, it's hard to answer the question.

    If Elements reads your files and it's made by Adobe, I don't know why CS will not?
     
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    Camera is Nikon D80, The version of Photoshop is CS (the first one).. Photoshop CS3 will rea them, but the updated version of RAW plug-in only works with CS3.. Which is ridiculous.. So now I have to find a pirated version of CS3 or pay for it (which aint happenin)..ORRRR get something like elements.. But I dont want to drop a hundred on something that is Mickey Mouse and wont do what I need..
     
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    Just download the most recent ACR 3.X. The most recent ACR 3.X should have the D80. CS3 uses ACR 4.0.
     
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    Tried that, ACR 3.x is for photoshop CS2, the only ones they have for CS1 do not inclue this Nikon line of cameras..
     
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    Wow, that really stinks.

    Well, I don't use my Photoshop Elements 3.0 for my RAW. I downloaded Nikon's free Nikon View 6.2.7 and convert the RAW files (after fixing exposure) to TIFF files and edit them in PSE. It works great and is really cheap. Just download NV and edit in CS1.
     
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    hmmm, good idea.. I didnt know that nikon offered a RAW converter.. I'm assuming on Nikons website? I appreciate the idea.. I downloaded the demo version of Elements and I kinda like it, so I may have to drop the hundo anyway... lol
     
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    I use Elements 5 as much as I do CS2. Sometimes you don't need a 10 pound hammer to drive a thumb tack. :D You can save a TIFF or PSD or anything uncompressed and then edit without loosing anything.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I also have Elements 5.0... honestly, I would suggest you put money into Nikon Capture NX, it will do a far better job, if picture quality is all that you are interested in. It doesn't do many fancy-smancy things, but the results are better than Elements can ever do.
     
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    Downloading the trial now.. I'll let ya know how I like it.. How much to buy?
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Check it out online and in your local area. I live in Canada, and found mine online for $169US delivered to my door.
     
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    I'm messing with it now.. Not sure if I like it much.. I'll have to keep playin.. It runs VERY slowly on my computer..
     

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