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Introductory Lessons Only
on 30 July 2009
If you plan to use Elements 7 to primarily upload and organise your photos, and maybe do some very basic editing like making Christmas cards and fixing red-eye, then this is the book for you. Three chapters on organising and tagging, a whole chapter on adding text to photos, a chapter on cards and calendars, etc.
If, however, you have bought Elements 7 with the intention of using it as the powerful digital darkroom tool it is, then this book is definitely not for you. It touches on RAW, histograms and layers but in a clunky and frankly dull manner.
By contrast, I bought a magazine called Photoshop Made Easy (produced by the guys at Digital Photo magazine) in WH Smith for £10 and learnt more in half an hour than in days of working with Classroom In A Book