Photoshop Elements 4.0 has some great elements

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    Performance on Intel

    I bought PE4 for my intel iMac after using it on Windows and performance is really, really bad. The magic selection brush in particular takes anything up to 30 seconds to work on 5Megapixel images, even selecting small regions. Hopefully there will be a Universal update at some point, as it's a really nice image editor otherwise.
     
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    Not tried PE4, but PE3 was enough to put me off Adobe software. The latest iPhoto does 90% of everything I need, with performance and ease of use that is 100 times better than Adobe.

    The PE3 UI is really cluttered, messy & slow compared to iPhoto, especially if you only have a 1024x768 display on your 1.33GHz iBook.

    When Apple introduce the ability in iPhoto to stitch photos together to create landscapes and montages, then I'll be uninstalling PE.

    All IMHO, of course.

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    Not really comparable

    PE and iPhoto aren't really comparable, though. It's a bit like saying Quark Xpress is cluttered compared to Notepad.

    I like the PE4 UI, despite the performance problems. In terms of functionality, for me PE4 seems very powerful, it certainly has more tools than the last version of Photoshop I used (version 5, a long time ago). I just wish Adobe would hurry up with the Universal binary release, even if I have to pay for it.
     
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    It's slow on my PowerBook as well. That's what happens when you get a product from a company that isn't willing to give its best.
     
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    Slow is relative. How does it compare to PSE3 on your PB?
     
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    It's about the same, except for browsing files and Bridge is horribly slow in that regard. Photoshop 7 is much faster than either and it's considerably slower than version 6 was, even in Classic.
     

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