Photshop 7.0 vs Photoshop Elements 5.0

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Andie, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Andie

    Andie TPF Noob!

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    I am pretty new to Photoshop and am currently using Photoshop 7.0. Would it be worth my time and money to buy PhotoShop Elements 5.0 (for $49.99)? Or am I pretty well covered with 7.0, until I can save up for CS?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Save for CS. I dont know exhaustively, but alot of stuff done in Elements was added into CS/2.

    In fact, download a trial of CS2 and try it out. Elements is basically Photoshop Mini Version that focuses on Photo retouching/manipulation.
     
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    i have almost all the PS programs, but i always go back to photo7 personally
     
  4. Andie

    Andie TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the feedback! I can spend the money on extra SD cards for my camera instead (Best Buy, Black Friday! WOO HOO!)
     
  5. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The only question I would ask before you decide is what camera do you have and do you shoot or plan to shoot raw. I have a 30D and CS2 is the only version that supports that particular raw file due to the newness of the camera. Just something to think about. I was a reluctant upgrade from 7 myself just because of the raw issue.
     
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    bitteraspects TPF Noob!

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    if im not mistaken, the camera comes with a raw file program. (digital phot professional)
    or theres always lightroom
     
  7. Andie

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    If I shoot in RAW the software that came with the camera will allow me to open them and convert them to JPG format.
     
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    Pshop 7 definatly, it's just better for photography.
     
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    ps 7 is easier to do the basics and work with jpeg files. but i definitly prefer cs2 with the postphoto raw adjustments and some of the more specific features.
     

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