Adobe Photoshop Elements

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by JDN, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any rumors of Adobe photoshop elements becoming universal any time soon? I really want some photo editing software so i can start playing around with my pictures etc but i don't want to fork out a load of money for something that isn't going to perform as well as it can when a better version is just round the corner.
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think when Photoshop CS3 comes out, wait 12 months after that and Adobe might bother. :eek:
     
  3. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    GRRRRR!!

    Is Adobe PS CS2 universal? On the online store it says it can be run on either powerpc or intel, but unlike the elements requirements it doesn't mention rosetta.

    Still £570 is a crazy amount of money!!
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    CS2 is a PowerPC app so runs under Rosetta on Intel Macs.

    Also £570 isn't a lot of money when you consider just what Photoshop can do. You can get it cheaper too if you look around. For instance, Amazon currently have it for £491 and the student edition goes for £99 if you qualify for that.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, CS3 is the first CS that's universal. Presumably the next version of Elements -- whether that's 5.0 (which is already available on Windows) or a new 6.0 that gets simulcast -- will be universal as well, although that has neither been announced nor officially promised. Typically PSE is sort of a hybrid of the past and next generations of CS plus some other features (every once in a while, they beta test some more user interface oriented idea out in PSE and then migrate it to CS, although it is typically vice versa).
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Why not use Gimp? It's free and very much like Elements or Photoshop in terms of function. See www.gimp.org Gimp ran native on Intel Macs the week after Apple released the Intel Mac.
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    What's wrong with the existing version of Elements (v. 4.0)? Or am I missing something? :confused:
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Just that it uses Rosetta, as far as I know, on Intel Macs, decreasing the speed somewhat and also increasing the memory footprint. But otherwise, I think 3.0 for that matter is an outstanding product. From what I understand, 2.0 is not great, though, so 3.0 is the first usable version.
     
  9. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    gimp needs x11 to be installed. for the non techie's amongst us (that would be me) that is already one step too complicated. also i'm used to photoshop and PSE already.

    but if adobe doesn't get their act together soon i can see myself switching to gimp or something else soon.

    this would be the perfect time for some company to enter the consumer photo edititng software market. adobe lets the door wide open.
     
  10. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    @JDN, I use elements regularly on my macbook pro, and although not exactly 'snappy', it's quite tolerable for fairly basic operations.

    @abstract, yeah, it's a sad reality. oh well. at least there is a cheaper version of photoshop!:)
     
  11. Ger macrumors newbie

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    Is there any news on a Universal version of Photoshop Elements? I need a photo editing app (nothing too elaborate) to finally have everything I need on my Mac. If there is a Universal version on the way, then I will wait for it. Anyone heard anything?
     
  12. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Back in September, Adobe announced that Elements 6 for Mac was coming... sometime in 2008.

    Hunt around on adobe.com and maybe you can find more specific information.
     
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  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Pixelmator's not bad if your editing needs are extremely basic. Not enough works in it now to really make it a meaningful competitor to PSE, though.... It has potential. Give it about 18-24 months and I'm guessing it will be useful.
     
  16. Ger macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. I think I will hold out for Photoshop, since its coming soon. I generally only need the basic touches for photos, but the more advanced tools are handy from time to time.
     
  17. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    There are special update prices for Elements when new versions come out and I think the local independent Apple store had student versions at a low price the last time I looked. Could be wrong, but worth checking out.

    I like even my old version of elements on my old G4.
     

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