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Sep 28, 2011 10:21 |  #1

I was recently given a BambooFUN tablet. It came with some software bundle including PSE 8.

I know that the current version is 9, and 10 is coming soon. Is version 8 still workable copy? And do you think the version that came in the box is a full version or a scaled down version? From the looks of it, my guess is that it is full.

My experience in the past is that they give you a teaser copy. Just enough for you to whet your interest.

I'm just curious if it's worth keeping.


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Sep 28, 2011 10:32 |  #2

With a lot of bundled software I know you get the "lite" version, or SE (special edition). I don't think there's such a version of Elements. Pretty sure you've got a full version.




  
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Sep 28, 2011 10:44 as a reply to  @ crn3371's post |  #3

Version 8 was released in Sept 2009.

Version 10 is now available

http://www.adobe.com …s/photoshop-elements.html (external link)


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Sep 28, 2011 10:53 |  #4

It was free. No harm in trying.




  
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Sep 28, 2011 11:04 |  #5

crn3371 wrote in post #13176417 (external link)
It was free. No harm in trying.

My sentiment exactly. Been thinking of getting PSE anyways, but this will suffice for now.

I still have a lot to learn on Aperture before I get sidetrack to this. But since I do have some knowledge at Photoshop CSx I can jump into PSE and use it from time to time.


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Sep 28, 2011 11:16 |  #6

I still use PSE 6 which is from 2007. The bulk of the software has not changed since about PSE 5, but they did add some HDR and content aware fill stuff around v8/9 I think. If you search the web you can find a lot of actions that make PSE perform a lot of the full photoshop CS functions (like layer masks, etc).


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Sep 28, 2011 11:23 |  #7

tkbslc wrote in post #13176535 (external link)
I still use PSE 6 which is from 2007. The bulk of the software has not changed since about PSE 5, but they did add some HDR and content aware fill stuff around v8/9 I think. If you search the web you can find a lot of actions that make PSE perform a lot of the full photoshop CS functions (like layer masks, etc).

this is good to know. And as you have mentioned. Layering & masking is probably as much as I will .


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Sep 28, 2011 11:32 |  #8

Layermasks for elements: http://graphicssoft.ab​out.com …ents/qt/layerma​sktool.htm (external link)

Simple and yet so amazingly powerful! Though it lacks the ability to copy/paste the masks themselves as well as a few other higher end mask features; but as a basic feature its something I use all the time (and like tkbslc I'm still on Elements 6 as well).

Elements advances very very slowly in general since Adobe are keep to keep it hobbled so that full photoshop retains its market position.


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Sep 28, 2011 11:34 |  #9

tkbslc wrote in post #13176535 (external link)
I still use PSE 6 which is from 2007.

Me too, but i have not used it much since I got lightroom.


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Sep 28, 2011 12:05 |  #10

duane0524 wrote in post #13176620 (external link)
Me too, but i have not used it much since I got lightroom.

Hard to do layering on LR;)

seriously I use LR3 for all my PP as well. But at the moment, experimenting on Aperture 3. I've been using the tablet for a few days and I think the tablet will make a lot of difference in my PP'ng.


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Sep 28, 2011 12:49 |  #11

Canajun wrote in post #13176794 (external link)
Hard to do layering on LR;)

seriously I use LR3 for all my PP as well. But at the moment, experimenting on Aperture 3. I've been using the tablet for a few days and I think the tablet will make a lot of difference in my PP'ng.

Hard to do without a lack of skills anyway. I am just not good at it, so I stick to minor adjustments in lightroom for the time being.


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Sep 28, 2011 13:02 |  #12

Photoshop Elements comes out every single September.......I believe


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Sep 28, 2011 15:26 |  #13

Here's the definitive comparison page from Adobe:

http://www.adobe.com/p​roducts/photoshopel/up​grade/ (external link)

Elements 8 is still quite up to date. You won't have layer masks, but there are easy work-arounds and cheap plug-ins available. Definitely worth installing and trying out.

Biggest problem you may run into will be if you should purchase a new camera that requires the very latest version of Adobe Camera RAW. I think PSE8 only works up to ACR 6.2. Details here:

http://kb2.adobe.com/c​ps/407/kb407110.html (external link)


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Sep 28, 2011 15:33 |  #14

Rimmer wrote in post #13177771 (external link)
Here's the definitive comparison page from Adobe:

http://www.adobe.com/p​roducts/photoshopel/up​grade/ (external link)

Elements 8 is still quite up to date. You won't have layer masks, but there are easy work-arounds and cheap plug-ins available. Definitely worth installing and trying out.

Biggest problem you may run into will be if you should purchase a new camera that requires the very latest version of Adobe Camera RAW. I think PSE8 only works up to ACR 6.2. Details here:

http://kb2.adobe.com/c​ps/407/kb407110.html (external link)

It's OK. I use Lightroom/Aperture to convert RAW

Thanks for the link. It was helpful.


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