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Good suite and relatively easy to use,
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This review is from: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (PC/Mac) (DVD-ROM)I have just purchased this software after finally giving up on Corel's Paint Shop Photo Pro X3 which I brought last year. I decided to change suites as the performance of the Corel software became unacceptable after I upgraded to a full frame DSLR body and the file sizes increased. That software slowed right down and crashed after every three or four edited pictures as it suffers memory leaks it seems. I had the previous version of that software that I got a couple of years previously and have now decided to 'switch camps'.
Anyhow, this software is as fast as you like even handling the 35mb RAW files my camera produces and there are no crashes or hangs (obviously having a decent PC is a must as the software is resource intensive). The tool set is good but I do hear from friends that it is no real improvement over Elements 9. I do like the fact that your workflow can be quick in this software even when editing each photo individually. There are a reasonable selection of automatic edits that you can do like colour correction and sharpening that actually work well.
The user interface/workspace trays required some reconfiguring for me but after about an hour I had the toolbars and palletes set up how I prefer them. Familiarity returned for me and I was soon able to do all the edits I used to do on my old software without the frustration and the pleasure cameback to editing for me.
I think if you haven't already got a recent version of Elements then this software is well worth the purchase and I found it worth changing from a competitor's product line.
For reference purposes, my PC specification is: Intel Pentium Dual Core 3.2ghz Processor, 3gb 1066mhz DDR2 RAM, 2 x 500gb Seagate Barracuda hard drives, Invidia Geforce 8800GTS 320mb graphics card and Windows 7 Professional operating system 32 bit. (This of course well over the minimum requirement for this software).
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Initial post: 26 Oct 2011 15:48:37 BDT
Lee Kim Wah says:
How many computers can this software (1 copy) be downloaded ?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2011 21:00:20 BDT
A. Styles says:
Hi, I take it you mean licenses by this. I have just looked at the box and as far as I can tell it is for a single machine as it doesn't mention that it can be installed on multiple machines from this software pack. Most software that can be installed on multiple machines has it written all over the box. Perhaps it is on the professional version.
Hope this helps.
Posted on 29 Oct 2011 12:42:26 BDT
Miss Pool says:
Hi, i am a photography student and i am looking to buy some software that is easy to use but enables you to produce high standard images. After looking in photography magazines, Photoshop Elements 10 was the software that they recomended. Do you think it is worth buying? And will it work on my Windows 7 laptop? Also will i be able to buy this and use straight away or do i need to start from the first version?
Hope this makes sense.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2011 20:00:57 BDT
Billy Ray Cyrus says:
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2011 21:14:40 GMT
A. Styles says:
Hi, I have just looked at the box and it states that you will need at least one gigabyte of RAM (system memory) to run it and two gigabytes of RAM to use all of the functions of it (HD video functions). A dual core processor over 1.6ghz is recommended.
As Billy Ray Cyrus has said it will run on Windows 7 and it is a complete standalone version of Photoshop so you will not need any of the previous versions to use this. It is a simple install straight off the DVD disk (it uses a step by step wizard as you would expect) and it needs 4 gigabytes of free hard disk space to install (on your C drive).
High quality images are fairly easy to produce with this software (of course providing the RAW image is reasonable to start with). I personally find it quite easy to use and most photography courses cover basic editing in Photoshop/Elements that I have heard of. It is the best software for it's price in my opinion so I would say it will be what you are looking for if your laptop clears the above specifications.
Hope this helps.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2011 13:42:21 GMT
I have elements 8 and it will let you install on 2 computers.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2011 12:19:20 GMT
Sir. After reading you comments, could you tell meif it worth buying Elements 10 or 10 plus the premier add-on. Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2011 19:39:54 GMT
Rj Martin says:
I have elements 9 running on two computers. You are only allowed three installations, then you will have to contact services to deactivate one or more copies. I formatted one of my computers, but before doing so, I deactivated the software first............ Help Menu...>.. Deactivate. Then reinstalled it again after reformatting. Done this way it still only counts as two instalments.
I hope that helps even though it sounds a bit woffely!!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2011 16:29:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Nov 2011 16:29:48 GMT
To the people saying 'should I buy this?', go to Adobe or the Corel website and you can download the respective program for a time limited free trial.
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