I bought Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop mainly for the Cut-It-Out feature and, for the price, the program is worth it for this feature alone. There is a slight learning curve to use the Cut-It-Out feature but, once you learn how to use it, it's great. One of the hardest things to do in graphic software, like Photoshop, is decently cutting out figures (like people). The Cut-It-Out feature of Essentials 2 does a very good job, especially with hard-to-cut objects like hair. Essentials also has two other built-in programs: Make It Better, an easy way for a novice to improve images, and Frame It, for people who like to play around with making unique and custom photo frames.