Next Photoshop Elements.....when...??


dangie

Link Posted 27/09/2016 - 23:34
Since Photoshop Elements 8 Adobe have released a new version of Elements each year in September. For versions before that back to version 3 it was October. A new version has been introduced each year since 2004. Can we expect a new version this year, or have Adobe now got Elements to the level where maybe a new version will only be introduced say every 2 or even 3 years?

I'm really asking this as at the moment I use Elements 9. This is now 6 years old so I'm considering upgrading to the latest version which is 14. I don't want to do this if version 15 is on the horizon.

Of course this is only guesswork, but do you think a new version is imminent?
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 07:01
I've no idea. I use Elements 11 and it does everything I need it to do. More RAW editing options would be nice but I guess you can't have everything.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 08:43
I have 14. His Nibs bought it for my birthday when it came out.
It isn't much of an upgrade over earlier versions in my opinion. Yes it adds a haze filter (which can be good but can be pretty ott like many Elements pre-sets), and an anti-shake filter, but the RAW developer remains unchanged.
I find it a more confusing version to work with than previous versions, but that is probably just me.

I haven't heard anything about a new version, but 14 just sort of quietly appeared so who knows. The price hasn't fallen much, which is often an indication of a new one coming.
If you can hang on for another month I think it will become clear if there is a 15 on the way or not.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 10:20
Wondering what more 15 can give over 14.

I was using PSE11 until 14 came out as the new versions were pretty much a muchness until 14 when content aware fill came in a well as de-haze. If 15 gives the option to 'link in' with Lightroom when you right click an image and then select "edit in" then that'd be grand or maybe giving the option to make actions rather than just run them then I'll be upgrading. If not then I find it hard to see what new could possibly be in there ?
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dangie

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 10:43
cardiffgareth wrote:
Wondering what more 15 can give over 14.

Agree, but as I said I'm currently using Elements 9 so even 14 will be a decent step up. I'm just wondering what extra 15 will give as and when it comes out.
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johnriley

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 14:49
On the other hand, the complete full version of Photoshop and Lightroom can be had for less than 10 per month and that is regularly updated.

That would add some significant functionality.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 15:55
PSE14 does ask if you want to use Lightroom rather than it's own developer.

I tried Lightroom and really struggled with it, which one reason why I am sticking with Elements, for now. Another is the ten pounds a month fee. I don't buy every version of Elements, maybe every third or fourth version, so whilst it is initially expensive it works out cheaper over the years.
I also really like the organiser in Elements and many other aspects of it.

dangie

Link Posted 28/09/2016 - 16:17
Gwyn wrote:
I don't buy every version of Elements, maybe every third or fourth version, so whilst it is initially expensive it works out cheaper over the years.

This is what I'm saying. I use Elements 9 which is now five versions old. The latest Elements will be a decent improvement. Coupled with Lightroom 5 which I use, that should do me for quite a few years.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 29/09/2016 - 07:47
dangie wrote:
Gwyn wrote:
I don't buy every version of Elements, maybe every third or fourth version, so whilst it is initially expensive it works out cheaper over the years.

This is what I'm saying. I use Elements 9 which is now five versions old. The latest Elements will be a decent improvement. Coupled with Lightroom 5 which I use, that should do me for quite a few years.

Yes, 10.00 a month or 120 a year would be justifiable for someone who makes a living from photography, but I'd settle for a one off payment for software you can use for years. To be honest, even with Elements, I barely use 10% of the features, trying to keep to a light touch processing regime. If you want more, then something like Silver Effex Pro 2 is free and very versatile.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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dangie

Link Posted 04/10/2016 - 10:48
Elements 15 just appeared on Adobe website

http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop-elements.html
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bforbes

Link Posted 04/10/2016 - 11:33
dangie wrote:
Elements 15 just appeared on Adobe website

http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop-elements.html

The tools for hazy day, selecting hair and photo tilting look interesting
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Gwyn

Link Posted 04/10/2016 - 12:02
The haze remover is also in 14.

Some things look interesting, but no mention of improved RAW developing sadly.

I shall wait another year or two probably.

bforbes

Link Posted 04/10/2016 - 12:05
Gwyn wrote:
The haze remover is also in 14.
.

aha. I'm only up to 13
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 04/10/2016 - 13:15
Yep, nothing there that makes it worth an upgrade over 14.
Gareth
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JAK

Link Posted 04/10/2016 - 23:53
The new 'features' soiund more gimmicks than features. Can it do full 16 bit editing yet or do images still have to be converted to 8 bit first and is it really worth an update from version 11?
John K
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