'Semi-Pro': Consdering switch from PS to PS Elements - good idea?!
Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:03 AM
My mum and I are thinking about switching from Photoshop to Photoshop Elements. Truth be told, we are no Pro PS users. We know enough about images and photography to make use of it and we learnt it pretty well during the years, but we don't use much of it (no plug-ins, no huge formats; mostly private editing of digital photos, scanning old photos and working them over, having them printed; and then we just go with it whenever something that's like a digital image has to be refined somewhat).
I'm wondering if switching would be right - and I think yes. We have Photoshop CS 2, you see... We got a cheap teachers version many years ago and as it still worked with Rosetta, well; but now...
So we thought the change would be benificial as Photoshop Elements (version 10) would be more modern, offer most functions we need - and I thought that it includes many automated processes, so some things you often use are simply easier (if you don't care so much about some details in between).
And then we thought we could use the photo management rather well, which I have read is included, too. Is that good? Or do you recommend iPhoto or something else?
Any advice? Is this a good/bad idea? Any experiences from people with Elements?
Still thinking... Thanks!
Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:49 AM
Re iphoto, if you have nice ordered folders and sub folders in your file system, you will not like the way iphoto wants by default to copy all your images into its database and organize them its way. You can back out but it's laborious. Or you can use iphoto with your folders as a referenced library (in macworld in 2009)but it is fraught with danger. Photoshop fans would better use elements organizer that comes with elements (usually). Look for bargain photoshop elements and premiere elements bundles if you like to join movies together.
This post has been edited by jarviser: 20 June 2012 - 06:50 AM