Photoshop Elements 9- Who and Why Will Buy?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by scottkifnw, Sep 29, 2010.

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I Plan to purchase PE 9 this year.

Poll closed Oct 14, 2010.
  1. yes

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. no

    8 vote(s)
    80.0%
  1. scottkifnw macrumors regular

    scottkifnw

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    #1
    I am curious to hear if people will upgrade to PE9 or not, and why? I am trying to decide, but based on the product information, I don't really see a compelling reason to risk new software problems?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. fivenotrump macrumors regular

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    no plans

    High price in UK, negligable upgrade discount.
     
  4. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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  5. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    i prefer pixelmator however the PSE9 and PE9 bundle is $119.

    So that is $60 each for a great image editor and a good replacement for iMovieHD.

    Also the feature set of PSE is pretty large compared to pixelmator. I will keep pixelmator as the primary program and PSE9 for the gimmicks.
     
  6. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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    I started with iPhoto + PSE8, then went to Aperture 3 + CS5 3 months ago.
    I'm getting decent with Aperture 3, hardly use CS5, and occasionally go to PSE8 for some photomerge/group shot stuff.

    Unless PSE9 has low $ upgrade from PSE8 I'll pass.....
     
  7. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    Big reason to consider upgrading is Content-Aware fill - I don't think Aperature or Pixelmator have a similar feature, and it's really an amazing way to fix photos, much faster than repeated clones and fills.
     
  8. fivenotrump macrumors regular

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    This sounds like a selling-point, but I'd like to try it first!
     
  9. scottkifnw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool

    I'll have to look into that
    Thx

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    UOTE=fivenotrump;11150040]This sounds like a selling-point, but I'd like to try it first![/QUOTE]
     
  10. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Elements has always been a good and useful program for me, does a lot for the price. Used it for years alongside iPhoto. I was hoping for an update price as my E8 is pretty new....
     
  11. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    Your survey probably should have offered a 3rd option so you could filter out people like me who aren't potential purchase candidates. I am a LR/CS user who has stayed current with the version upgrades. It would make no sense for me to purchase PSE.
     
  12. Huntn macrumors G5

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    The last version I had was 6 so this is a step forward for me. I like the idea behind Quick Fix.

    Anyone with experience tell me if purchasing Photo Essentials 3 ($50) would be a worthy Photoshop Elements companion? My goal is to quickly fix a bunch of old family pictures. I've done this with Photoshop many years ago, but am far from an expert.

    Thanks!
     

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