What's the difference, Photoshop and extended Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by visvaldis, May 4, 2014.

  1. visvaldis macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I'm looking to buy Adobe's Creative Suite. Some versions have Photoshop, others have extended Photoshop. What's the difference?
    I don't do any complicated work with Photoshop.
  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011

    Photoshop Standard Edition should work just fine for you then. Here is the difference between them:

    Photoshop Extended contains everything the standard version does, plus powerful tools that let you easily create and edit three-dimensional imagery as well as composite 3D objects into photographs*, in addition to support for technical image analysis, measurement, and editing. The top additions are:

    • 3D images and extrusions – Enhance and manipulate 3D content as easily as you would 2D content and explore new creative directions: Quickly create 3D logos, type, and artwork using efficient and intuitive controls that have been vastly improved since CS5. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate your 3D designs, and then apply rich materials like chrome, glass, and cork.
    • Advanced 3D editing capabilities – Push your creative boundaries with powerful 3D editing tools — even paint directly on 3D objects and immediately see the results. Add 3D objects and layers to your designs and create amazing composites. Illuminate your scene with real lighting, shadows, and reflections, and animate your objects.
    • Mercury Graphics Engine for 3D – Dramatically increased power and speed via new graphics engine optimized for 3D imaging.
    • Image analysis – Use advanced measurement and counting tools to extract quantitative information from images. Record and export data for further analysis. Import DICOM files as frames or as a volume to directly analyze and edit your image data.
  3. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Have the architecture functions moved to the regular version? I thought the smart perspective aware stamp etc. were part of the Extended version too.
  4. abnerhawkins macrumors newbie


    Mar 18, 2014
  5. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    No complicated work with Photoshop? Then I recommend:
    Pixelmator and/or Sketch from the Mac Store.

    I just switched ( 2 months ago ) after using Photoshop for 15 years. The transition is still taking some time getting used to, but there are fantastic tutorials AND I don't have to pay a monthly fee!

    The last version of Photoshop I will ever buy is still on my mac: PS6 extended.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The thing about the Adobe Photography CC package is it's $10 a month, so $120 a year.

    For me that's a good deal.
  7. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    The OP is looking at getting the Suite though, so I am assuming this is because they want more than just PS and do not want to go with subscription base pricing. I think they are comparing the old Design Standard to Design Premium Suites, Adobe used to sell.

    One came with PS and one came with PS Extended if I am correct.

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