WHAT is the best version OF PHOTOSHOP????

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  1. oldnavy170

    oldnavy170 TPF Noob!

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    I wanted to know if the newer versions of Photoshop are better then the old versions. What are the names of all the newest versions? I have Photoshop 7.0 and I just have the hardest time editing a photo in it. Thanks.
     
  2. Adobe recently released a new product called Photoshop Lightroom, which is targeted specifically at photographers. It helps catalog all your images, and allows you to fix your images with 90% of the functionality that the current flagship product allows (that would be Photoshop CS3.)

    There is another great little product called Photoshop Elements 5.0, which is also a basic photo editing software.

    I like to work in levels, and so must use CS3.

    Click to see CS3

    Click to see Lightroom

    Click to Elements 5

    You must answer your own question of which is best. Download a free trial of Lightroom and see what you think.

    HOWEVER: any PS application is hard. There is a LOT of functionality, and the software is not exactly intuitive. Buy a book or two, or better even, take a class at a local college. You will get a LOT more out of it than you could learn by yourself.
     
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    CS3 all the way
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would imagine the best one is the newest one.
     
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    Yeah that ^^^^^^
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It depends what you are after. CS3 has some brilliant features which will be a glorious waste of money if you don't use them. You say you have photoshop 7. What do you do with it? Do you find it lacking in any way? If so ask here to see if Photoshop CS3 even has the more advanced features you are after before you go out and spend.

    Even Photoshop 7 worked perfectly well for adjusting levels and curves.
     
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    I've worked with versions 4 to CS2, all can achieve the same results just extra bells n whistles at a price, I've given up upgrading as since version seven I've thought it just another con game they play on us togs to eek out every drop of hard earned cash. My advice is to stick with what you have, learn it thoroughly and don't spend any more cash on this software.

    The quote" I work with levels so have cs3" is pure BS, I've worked levels since four, in fact anyone who doesn't adjust levels is a complete dick, its the beginning of any manipulation.

    learn the version you have, buy a decent DSLR, dont upgrade for features, learn how to use your tools properly and waste a lot less cash, if we all stopped buying new models/versions just for the sake of it we might just see realistic prices for the tools we require when we need them.

    The big four are laughing their heads off at the punters spewing thousands their way just for an extra pixel or so, leave it be for a year or two and prices will fall for all our benefits. H

    PS. the best photograph i have ever taken was accomplished on a Zenza Bronica 6 x 6 MF camera, it was nearing thirty five years of age at that point, a camera is just a light box, if you know how to use one you'll achieve what you require.
     
  9. Digital Matt

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    If you are having a hard time editing in photoshop 7.0, you don't need a newer version. They don't get any easier to use. You should look into getting photoshop elements perhaps, and getting a good book to go along with it.
     
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    I use Photoshop CS3 at work and the old PS 5.5 at home and the both do exactly the same!

    Personnally I wouldn't upgrade at all if I had to pay to do it.
     
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    Even 7.0 is overkill if all your doing is photo processing... just play around alot, and look at some online tutorials. The software doesnt do it for you, and honestly CS3 or any other photoshop... you would just be getting what you already have for what you would be using it for.
     
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    quite alot of things were changed from v7 to CS, but for alot of users, they wouldnt see a difference at all.

    If all your doing is playing with levels, the odd crop here and there or the odd clone.
    Then v7 should be fine.

    Once you get the basic tools dialed, then photoshop will become alot easier, especially when your using the same tools over and over again.

    But photoshop is a MASSIVE programme. It has litterly millions of uses, which is why it can look so complicated and daunting when you first open it. Trained graphic designers can still be learning how to use it years after starting out.

    But if its ease of use you want... then get something else like elements.
    If its functions. then photoshop all the way. and with v7 you should be able to do everything you want.
     

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