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When I bought this product I thought it would be extremely complicated to use. In all honesty, I love this programme but it takes a little patience to master but it really easy to pick up. I learnt how to use it in a few days and now I find it easy to use and know where every tool is and how to use them.
As I am doing a photography course, this programme is fantastic, I have been taking pictures of people and I can make their faces look flawless.
'Elements' is a smaller version of Photoshop which does limit the tools used but this is great as you still have all the great tools to play around with and is much cheaper - at £50 it is a great product for good money. Some may say this is expensive but when you are taking pictures of the family and they go wrong you can adjust them on photoshop to make them look a lot better and make them look great, these can be put in the family photo album.
People say for £650 cheaper than the full version of photoshop it must be a lot different but it really isn't. It does have a lot less features but still has a lot for the price.
The features include hue, saturation, brightness and a lot extras, this makes your photographs look a lot better and you can even fool people that they have been taken proffesionally.
To install, it only takes around fifteen minutes and is to be used on Windows XP with service pack 2 or 3 or Windows Vista with 1.5GB of available hard-disk space.
This is a new addition to Elements that Adobe have brought out, this is easy to use and have a variety of features. For the price of this software, I highly reccomend it.
I was extremely pleased with this software when I got it and still am. After using many of the photoshops around, this one is my absolute favourite.
Adobre Photoshop Elements 7 is another great, easy to use product from Adobe. It was easy to install, taking only around 15 minutes, and then it was just as easy to get to grips with...I was quickly editing images to a pretty professional level; and I am not particularly well known for my creative skills for things like this!
It is a cut-down version of the full Photoshop package which means it comes in at a much more affordable price point. However it still contains all the features you will need as an amateur looking for an introduction introduction to the world of photo editing. My colleague at work uses the full version of Photoshop and while it certainly has many extra top end features, I have never found PhotoShop elements to be lacking for how I use it.
Overall, I would definitely recommend PhotoShop elements for those making a start in this area.
I just obtained this programme as a gift and ever since i installed it on my pc i havent been off it. The possibilities are endless!
Whether you want to simply adjust a few things on a photo, or create a whole new composition from scratch, this is definately the programme to do so.
I use it in my profession. I design buildings on Google Sketchup a lot, and decided to use Elements for all the screenshotting i do of my work, and it copes with it perfectly. All the basic tools are there, like cropping and sizing, but also there are many more detailed tools such as, filters and adjustments.
The overall image of the progrmme is great aswell. The blacky-grey window colour is really striking and aesthetic, and the on screen navigation is as simple as installing the programme itself.
If anyone uses a lot of photography editng software, then this is a must!
If you want to own a decent photo-editing package, it's possible to end up paying a lot of money. Take the industry's software of choice 'Photoshop' for example, which costs over £700 - quite a price to pay to get your holiday snaps looking good! Anyway, that's where Photoshop 'Elements' comes into the equation - at only £50, you can't really go wrong.
Elements is the little-brother of the full, multi-faceted, main Photoshop programme, and works as a slimmed down version with less features to play with. It's also more user friendly, and should appeal to a broader audience than its more expensive sibling.
Elements 7 is more similar to the main Photoshop (now in its 'CS4' edition) than you may imagine. Many of the main editing tools are the same, and Elements 7 doesn't feel like a programme which is £650 cheaper than the full version.
In terms of its features, there is the usual (boring but essential) bits and pieces like brightness / contrast / hue / saturation - but there is also a whole lot more. A new fun element which has been introduced into this version, is the 'Smart Brush' option, which allows the user to add a selection of Hollywood style special effects with only one stroke of the brush
Adobe have once again succeeded with the latest version of Photoshop Elements - the programme is easy to use, and has more than enough features to suit the amateur photo-editor. For the price, I would highly recommend this product.
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The Windows version of the product needs the following system
requirements to run effectively:
2GHz or faster processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or 3 or Windows Vista®
Certified for 32-bit version of Windows
1GB of RAM
1.5GB of available hard-disk space
Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
1,024x768 monitor resolution at 96dpi or less
Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver