Review: Photoshop Elements 9
Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:50 AM
When you boil this review down it was basically the press release with screen shots.
All in all this article seemed to be trying to cover both the mac and PeeCee verisons without highlighting specfics. I give this review "2 mice".
This post has been edited by payneok: 29 September 2010 - 07:52 AM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:34 AM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:34 PM
As a 20 year veteran of its big daddy, Photoshop, I am very impressed with the depth and power of this consumer targeted version of Photoshop. It will do far more than its competitors, but you have to decide whether you need that extra oomph. Try the trial versions and check them out.
I have used Organizer on the PC and it is very capable -- and I've used iPhoto, mostly with friends that I help with learning the programs. Compared to iPhoto for organizing? -- For consumers, Organizer will need some usage over time to see how convenient and helpful it is in practice for them. For the average home/family shooter I'd take a guess that you'd be happy with either product. And more familiar with the one you are already using. There are particular features and integration I like and prefer about Organizer, but I am not at all an average user and in fact I don't rely on them since my working choice is Lightroom and Photoshop Extended.
Keep your eyes out for subsequent reviews and comparisons.
Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:56 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:11 AM
I too think Acorn is a great tool! Far more capable than iPhoto, far less expensive than Photoshop, and even a little less expensive than 'Elements'. I agree that, to the extent possible, an objective comparison article would be most appreciated!! /hint
Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:40 AM
I'm so sorry you're disappointed in the review. Because Elements is a pixel-editor and selection-based program, I do not feel it warrants being compared to iPhoto, which has no selection tools and therefore is more of an "all of nothing" type of editor. It's not a question of should iPhoto users switch because the programs are so different.
Also, I did note that you can store photos anywhere you want, and even create custom folders from within the photo import dialog, and I also noted that photos are duplicated when importing from iPhoto because of the way iPhoto stores them.
As far as integration with other apps, again, Elements is a pixel-based editing program so of course you can use any resulting photos into any application that supports images.
And lastly, I'd love to be able to cover everything in great detail, but I can only submit as many words as Macworld allows me to.
This post has been edited by Lesa: 01 October 2010 - 10:40 AM
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 06:31 AM
I,too, used iPhoto and think it is a truly great program for the multitude of folks who want to take good photos, touch them up and file them in what ever manner they prefer.
Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:29 AM
Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:42 AM
Most important tool for most people is editing.
Again, the new iPhoto is good enough for majority of people. For photographers among us, GraphicConverter is a cheaper and a good option, plus there is LiveQuartz, or Gimp.
But...if I find 60 bucks around my house, I'll save them for something better. No need to pay every time a new versions comes up. It's crazy!
New version of this, new version of that...crazy consumerism!
Stop it, slow down!!!
Posted 28 December 2010 - 08:22 AM