adobe elements6 vs adobe photoshop cs3


PentaxAmPho

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 14:13
Hi folks. I currently use elements6 and I am considering upgrading to CS3. ....BUT....does the upgrade costs justify buying it? how much more does CS3 do compared to elements 6 ???

thanks for any help

Don

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 14:24
you're asking how much more money.....

If you had asked something like "I need (blah, blah, blah) feature, to accomplish (such and such) task. Will cs3 meet my needs?"...

my advice is save your money and don't buy cs3 until you have to.
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gartmore

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 14:32
I have found that PSE and Lightroom suit my needs well and cost a lot less but of course it isn't the same thing. Take Don's advice.
Ken
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Gwyn

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 15:11
Have to agree with the other too. Save your money - Elements 6 can do (nearly) everything you will need, and probably more, when you learn to use it properly and learn the work arounds needed sometimes. Buy a couple of books on it and play away. It is a huge step forward from the previous Elements and they were pretty good.
Have a look at www.photoshopelementsuser.com too. The magazine is very helpful and gives loads of useful new things to try every month, plus you get access to lots more stuff on the site.

kerrowdown

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 15:19
I jumped from Paintshop Pro 8 staright to CS3 Extended, I have no regrets, I will admit it was a massive learning curve for me (still learning)
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MattMatic

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 16:29
Quote:
Hi folks. I currently use elements6 and I am considering upgrading to CS3

The correct question is "WHY"?

If it's because you want better photos, then stick with Elements
If you are missing a particular feature then consider it...

However, I would definitely encourage you to learn all you can about PSE6 before switching. You need to learn about layers, masks, filters etc etc etc. Only when your skills cannot grow any more - then consider CS.

To be honest, when it comes to general photography, there isn't much that Elements can't do.

Some good places to check out:
www.hiddenelements.com
and the tutorials on my website: www.photon.me.uk

That should keep you going for a long time!

If you don't already shoot RAW, then switching to RAW and using a decent convertor (like Silkypix or CaptureOne) will keep you going for even longer!

Matt
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Don

Link Posted 19/06/2008 - 20:25
you know what I just realized?

I haven't opened photoshop or elements in over a month!
been doing all my routine image adjustments in aperture, and have not done any "Photo Art" or digital manipulations.....

any other people finding that Aperture/Lightroom has left other programs collecting dust?
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 21/06/2008 - 14:06
Don wrote:
you know what I just realized?

I haven't opened photoshop or elements in over a month!
been doing all my routine image adjustments in aperture, and have not done any "Photo Art" or digital manipulations.....

any other people finding that Aperture/Lightroom has left other programs collecting dust?

I've certainly found that using Silkypix I seldom feel a need for anything else.

But I have an objection to too much manipulation, and my standards may not be very high!

G
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Classvino

Link Posted 24/06/2008 - 20:18
George Lazarette wrote:
But I have an objection to too much manipulation, and my standards may not be very high!

Or one might state, assuming exactly the same objection, that they are precisely high enough...
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