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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Mac)
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- Platform: Mac OS X Intel
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Compatible with Mac OS X v10.4.11 through 10.5.8 or Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) so ignore the naïve reviews from people who don't know how to research properly and who don't actually own the software and have given low marks.
I'm a graphic designer (who mainly uses Photoshop) and therefore arrogant and skilled enough to back up my opinion.
Elements 8 now provides all the editing faciities for most photographers and at a reasonable price.
The interface and been modified slightly with the undo arrows being more to the top right of the screen from the top left (Note not in the right place for most right-handed users). A few new features have been added, which in my mind do not justify the 6 to 8 revision. On my 2.4Ghz Unibody MacBook although its slightly faster in loading, its very slower in operation. Not at all happy with the levels window now being in the right-hand pane and not free floating as in 6. And integration with iPhoto is not 100%, click to edit can be set to load PSE, but saving back does not always appear to work in modifying the iPhoto thumbnail, (but that was the same in 6).
Not a bad price, and if your moving up from a version lower than 6 I would say work the purchase, but if you have PSE 6 I don't think its worth the upgrade. Like but most software houses Adobe seems to issue annual revisions (needed or not, the Mac skipped PSE 7 and the changes are very slight, for Windows users I would say if you have PSE 7 don't purchase.
I guess my point is that Elements is feature-rich and not just basic editor. A lot of Adobe's advertising or independent reviews seem to promote features of the new version only or differences between 7 and 8. I wish I had bought this years ago!
I had elements 7 on my PC but have changed to a mac and didn't want to be without this product. Not sure I would have upgraded from 7 to 8 if i was still on a PC but its a gotta have product if you like photography.
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