Photoshop VS Photoshop Elements

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Frost1235, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Frost1235 macrumors newbie

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    I guess the title says all.

    Since I am a college student, I am elegible for a discount that brings Photoshop down to $200. I would just like to know what are the major differences between photoshop, and elements.

    Would I be able to create signatures, edit and clean photos, as well as get rid of things like telephone poles with elements, or should I turn to photoshop for this?

    I have also noticed Elements for mac is an older version. Is this a large difference, or would it be better to just pick up elements 6? (Or wait for elements 7 for mac)
     
  2. Porco macrumors 68030

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    I'd say it depends how tight your budget is. Elements can do everything you list, the full Photoshop obviously does more... if it was me and I could get the full version for $200 (not likely in the UK!) I'd probably go for that, but for the kind of stuff you mention it depends if the difference is worth the extra to you.

    I believe you can download trials of both to try out though, so maybe you should head over to Adobe.com and give both a whirl.
     
  3. chris7777 macrumors 6502

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    I used to have photochop LE and it could only save in one file format. I would definitely recommend checking to see if it has a limitation such as that before buying.

    I have heard that there are workarounds for most functions of regular vs elements, but that was CS2 or 3 and not necessarily the current version.
     
  4. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Elements is a lot more full-featured than you might think... I can only think of a few things offhand that CS4 can do that Elements can't. And Elements' panorama abilities are something that CS4 *can't* do.
     
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are at college, consider buying Adobe CS4 Master Suite (Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop). Earlier this year I picked it up at educational discount for $595 (US).
     

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