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14th of February 2007 (Wed), 13:58
I need some software and I am debating on what to get. My question to you is...Does photoshop Elements give you enough editing tools to make a good start in wedding photography? Money is the object here as I am still working for free and buying more and more equipment. I would like to get elements if it is worth using but not if I am going to have to buy the full PS sw anyway two months from now. Thoughts?
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 14:26
Yes, especially if you pair it with something like Adobe Lightroom to do initial white balance and exposure corrections and conversions from RAW.
Because Adobe offers upgrades to the full Photoshop, you won't be out much moola if you decide you need the actions and advanced corrections in PS.
If you need it now... then definitely go with Elements. Any learning you do will be almost directly transferrable to CS2/CS3 and if you wait to upgrade you can go directly to CS3 when it's released.
Lightroom is basically adobe Bridge on steroids. DPP can do an admirable job in the interim if all you want to buy is Elements.
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 14:27
One more thing... Adobe offers 30 day trials of Elements and Photoshop, so you can try elements to see if it meets your needs.
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 14:33
Nice! Thank you Steve.
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 14:41
Try Corel's Paint Shop Pro Photo XI. You won't be disappointed. Download the trial version and see it for yourself before buying. I am loving it.
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 15:14
I use Microsoft Digital Image Suite for all my pp after weddings. I have found it to be fantastic. I can do everything I need to at a fraction of the price. I do recommend it for those who are on a budget.
14th of February 2007 (Wed), 17:29
Photoshop CS2 is the best for what you need to do as a wedding photographer...in my opinion...
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