Photoshop Elements or Aperture 2.0

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by msarway, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502

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    Big decision now which one aperture 2.0 or photoshop what shall i do. what i do is make photo books with picture i am using iphoto now but i have aporx 11000 pics and i think its time to move up please give some thoughts.
     
  2. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

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    No one has any experience with Aperture 2.0, it was just released today. So thats not a good comparison. Now if you were choosing between Aperture 1.5 and elements, I would say Photoshop elements. I have Aperture, but i almost never use it. I use PS CS3, and then catalogue my photos in iPhoto. Aperture kind of combines both PS and iPhoto; it lets you do some more advanced photo editing, though not to the degree of PS, and also lets you catalogue your photos.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I'd suggest downloading the 30-day free trial of Aperture and see how you like it - if it does everything you want then buy it.

    There is some overlap between the two, but they aren't really competing products - they cover different purposes.
     
  4. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Actually iPhoto is awesome too... Aperture is at a really good price so for photo book design it's the best choice.

    Elements... I don't know whether it can do photo books?
     
  5. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how can i test the photoshop elements does anyone have the link to download the program before i buy to see if i like it.
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The programs do different things. Both iPhoto and Aperture are for organization and for making small tweaks to the image.

    Programs like PS Elements and Photoshop CS3 are for editing the insides of images with tools like the clone stamp tool or brushes and layers and masks and so on.

    Yes, there is some overlap in functions Adobe Bridge does allow for organization and iPhoto/Aperture does allow some minor touch-up edits but for the most part the two knds of programs do not compete. Most people would say you need both.
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Aobe has already anounved Elements version 6.0 for the Mac. the current version is 4.0 (there was no 5.0) If you buy now you can upgrade later for about $60
     
  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Both. Aperture 2 for raw development, which is more accurate and adjustable than Adobe raw converter for my camera data... and then Elements for retouch, resize for whatever, insert watermark, save as whatever, and of course a multitude of artistic and photographic philters.:p
     

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