Which is the best Photoshop

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  1. hankejp

    hankejp TPF Noob!

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    just wondering what the best Adobe product for PP is out of this selection:

    Photoshop 6
    Photoshop 7
    Premiere Pro CS3
    Premiere Pro CS3 (D) - Not sure what the D stands for
    CS3 Design Premium
    Photoshop Elements - I don't know if this is used for PP.

    I have all of these available to me at this time from work.


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    I use CS3 and love it, has a great RAW program.
     
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    hankejp TPF Noob!

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    Ding ding ding. I think I already found my winner. So it'll open up raw images? Is this out of the box or do I need to download an add-on for it?


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  4. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you have the choice to get any with no cost to you, why wouldn't you get the most recent one?
     
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    Which is the most recent out of that list? I have no idea.


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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Photoshop CS3 (and all the recent versions of Photshop) come with a built-in program/application called Adobe Camera RAW...which is their RAW program. It's pretty good and had has some great improvements lately. You may need to download the latest version of ACR to be compatible with your camera's files.

    Still, I prefer a workflow software for RAW files...something like Lightroom.

    If you haven't purchased anything yet, you might consider Photoshop CS4 (the latest version) There are many improvements to CS4, several of which are great time savers. I've been playing with the demo version and it's pretty impressive.
     
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    Photoshop CS3 is the best, however I use Photoshop Elements 6 (which was especially designed for PP) and love it so far.
     
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    TheUndisputed TPF Noob!

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    Photoshop CS4 tears CS3 a new one. However, if you can't afford CS4, jump on CS3, it's the next best thing.

    Camera RAW 5.0 in CS4 is AMAZING! It's got lot's of other cool toys too. Also the CS3 (d)? the (D) doesn't mean anything.

    The same version of photoshop that comes in Design premium is the same one you can buy solo, or in other premium suites. There is only Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. Always go for the Extended version if it is available to you. There are much more features in Extended than standard.

    Hence the reason I used Photoshop CS4 Extended.
     
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    If CS3 is all they have go with that. For the majority of photography work you do, CS3 will do the job as well as CS4. I do like the utility of Bridge CS4 over Bridge CS3, and Camera Raw in CS3 can be updated, so that shouldn't be a negative for you.
     
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    I just upgraded to CS4 from CS2. While there are a few new features I have yet to use a single one. The new Adobe Camera Raw is really nice though.

    I don't see Lightroom 2 on your list. That's by far the most productive processing software I've yet to use. Basically it's spruced up Adobe Camera Raw. It's a lot cheaper than CS4, and I've found it covers about 95% of what I need in processing software.
     
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    I used Photoshop Elements 6 until I recently switched to Lightroom 2...I'm loving Lightroom 2.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    CS4 uses more hardware acceleration which is said to make is faster...I bet you've used that feature ;)
     

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