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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, Upgrade Edition (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Item Weight: 263 g
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  • ASIN: B002OB5G6Q
  • Release Date: 5 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,984 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 software combines power and simplicity so you can make your photos look extraordinary, share your life stories in unique print creations and web experiences, and easily manage and protect all your photos and video clips.

Manufacturer's Description


Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Upgrade)--Make ordinary photos extraordinary

Make magic with your photos, easily manage all your images and share your favourite shots online or in print when you upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 software. The latest version of this best-selling consumer photo-editing software combines powerful performance with simplicity of use, making it easy to tell amazing stories with your photos. Bring all your photos and video clips together in one convenient place where you can easily find, view and manage them, and then dive right into a full range of creative activities. Amazing new features include:

Enhance your photos with bluer skies or whiter teeth in seconds.

  • Recompose photos to any size without distortion
  • People Recognition--instantly find photos featuring specific people
  • Photomerge Exposure--combine several shots into the perfect picture
  • Auto-Analyzer-- Quickly find your best photos
Experience the ultimate media management hub--Bring all your photos and video clips together in one convenient place, and easily find your best stuff fast.

Go from flawed to phenomenal in seconds--Get just the photo fixes you’re looking for with one-step shortcuts that whiten teeth and make skies a vibrant blue. And now in Photoshop Elements 8, when you perform one-step photo adjustments--including colour, contrast, and lighting--you can quickly choose the best result from a group of adjustment previews.

Dramatically transform your photos with easy-to-use options--Convert your colour originals to elegant black-and-whites, or use colour curves adjustments to get the perfect exposure.

Step-by-step assistance--Want to touch up a scratch? Create a scrapbook page? Add artistic effects that make a photo look like a pencil sketch? Get help with key steps to get the results you want fast.

Create a well exposed photo from several differently exposed shots of the same scene with Photomerge Exposure.



Easily create the perfect photo--Take advantage of amazing Adobe Photomerge technology to easily remove distracting elements from photos in just a few clicks, create perfect group shots and seamless panoramas, and combine elements of different faces for entertaining results.

Share experiences in fresh, exciting ways on the web--Showcase your photos in one-of-a-kind Online Albums with your choice of animated templates, including all-new options for sharing photos and videos together. Adobe Flash technology lets viewers interact with your photos.

Show off your creativity with flexible layouts--Make amazing printed photo creations, including scrapbook pages, photo books and cards, that you can customise to get exactly the look you envision. Get fun, fresh looks with new artwork and templates.


Top new benefits of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

People Recognition automatically identifies the people in your photos.


Recompose photos to any size without distortion--Ever wanted to change the size or orientation of a photo to fit a certain frame? Now you can quickly resize--even going from landscape to portrait or vice versa--without distorting key subjects like people or buildings.

Get the best exposure--Want to capture all the details in a scene that includes light and dark areas? Snap one photo with flash on and one with flash off, and Photomerge Exposure will combine the shots into a single, perfectly lit photo.

Quickly find your best photos--No need to click through dozens or hundreds of shots to find the good ones. The Auto-Analyzer automatically tags your media so you can easily find your most interesting, highest quality photos and video footage.

People Recognition--find specific people in a flash--Quickly find photos that feature specific friends or family members thanks to People Recognition, which automatically identifies the people in your photos.

Get the big picture--See the full effect of your photos and video clips from within the Organiser with new full-screen previews, which let you make quick edits to photos while viewing them.

Give your creations fresh looks--Experiment with new artwork and templates to give your printed creations fun and stylish new looks.

Enjoy support for Windows 7--Take advantage of support for the new Windows 7 platform and the hands-on capabilities of Windows Touch technology.

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110 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Charlie-CJ HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2009
So what does Elements 8 offer over Elements 7? Well there's the `resize' tool that `resizes' your photos via a mouse drag but keeps all the key features, e.g. people and buildings, at the correct proportions. There's also an extension to the PhotoMerge's `combine elements from a sequence of photos', where you can add the face of people lit up by a flash to the background of another where the exposure's made the background far brighter, i.e. ideal for night shots. You could already do this PhotoMerge stuff, like drop in a smiley face over from another photo in the sequence, with Elements 7, and to be honest the old shadow/highlight command works as well in many cases. Plus all these semi-automatic editing features are totally reliant on you taking a sequence of fairly identical photos from exactly the same perspective, move the camera too much and the PhotoMerges won't work that well.

Elements 8 also adds in more complex database features, where the auto-database now analyses every photo and grades it, so that good ones can be quickly found. Plus there's image recognition, where say all the photos of your son can be located, Adobe Bridge style [and it works better than PhotoShops CS4's version]. Trouble is, like Adobe Bridge, this all takes a while to do, which can be a little irritating, so I prefer to stick to logical folder names instead. That said, within the photo-organiser you can now quick-edit images fast while viewing them and you can sync your photo collection across PCs to ensure the same photos are on all of them [useful for backup protection].
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By flyinghyphen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Dec. 2009
This will install, only if you are a licensed user of (any of)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Photoshop Album
- Photoshop LE
- Adobe PhotoDeluxe
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Sumption on 26 April 2010
I have used Photoshop Elements in earlier incarnations for many years and after downloading a trial version of Elements 8 I decided to upgrade. I generally love the flexibility of Elements and there have been some significant improvements since version 5 which I have been running for some years. However I had a major problem that when I loaded the full version from disc I couldn't open the Organizer section of the program. I worked my way through the troubleshooting steps on the Adobe website (this is clearly a known problem) and eventually I found at step 15 that I was able to open Organizer but only by creating a new user account in Windows as suggested. I contacted Adobe support and frankly they were worse than useless. They twice totally ignored the steps that I told them I had taken and eventually washed their hands of the problem and told me to contact Microsoft. As I write I am still only able to open Organizer in a separate user account rather than my normal account so I have to log on to a separate account whenever I want to use Organizer - not a showstopper but nonetheless very annoying.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By RossM on 22 Dec. 2009
I upgraded from Elements 4 on Windows XP which worked very well except for running out of memory for panoramas sometimes.

With Elements 8 running under Windows 7 I have managed to edit some photos and create one panorama but I have also had disappearing menus, disappearing icons, windows that don't refresh fully, strange lines across menus, inability to save files and an inability to find files just imported.

The symptoms lead me to believe that Elements 8 was never properly tested with Windows 7 in spite of it being listed on the box as suitable. Maybe the problem is I use 64-bit Win7 ?

These symptoms persist even though I have checked for updates.

Anyway a product that does not function predictably is no use at all - hence I give it one star.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen North on 28 Nov. 2009
Photoshop Elements 8 is fantastic it does so much more than Google picasa.It makes you feel that you are a profesional photographer. I think for the money it is great value.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ludovico Sforza TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Feb. 2010
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Really just getting to grips with this version having upgraded from Elements 6 to 8. I have to say that I am an Adobe fan and use Elements a fair bit - I do have a copy of Photoshop CS but found that for the image manipulation I need to do Elements is fine. While there are some new tools in 8, smart brush, the recompose tool and the ability to change the background colour from grey, most of the changes seem to be fairly small, tweaks to existing tools/abilities.

That's not to say that it isn't a great programme and brill for your average photo manipulation needs, just that I don't think there is anything in 8 that couldn't be done in 6.
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