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Elements 4 The Missing Item!,
This review is from: PhotoShop Elements 4 (Windows only) (CD-ROM)
Elements 4 has several excellent new features.HOWEVER,the reviews I have seen so far have not warned possible purchasers that Adobe has seen fit to REMOVE THE FILE BROWSER.
The Organiser has now to be accessed & a file loaded,if it is not already loaded in the Organiser.With Raw files,which are becomming very popular with enthusiasts,you can be waiting anything between 3-5 mins.for a file to load...that is if you have "got" the right one to start with.The Organiser is for people taking a limited number of pics (say 500 in a year).Anyone who has a reasonable back catalogue of pics will
regard the Organiser as an impossible & convoluted imposition.
The file browser gave almost instant access to any file /folder & displayed all the relevant exif information at the same time.AS such it is/was the principle starting point for editing.
The least Adobe can now do is provide all registered purchasers
with access to a FILE BROWSER PLUGIN!!!Or offer a free exchange
of the depleted Elements 4 for one with a file browser in it.
Until that happens I recommend you stick to Elements 3.