What’s the difference between photoshop and photoshop elements?

October 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Photoshop Elements Q&A

Paige N asked:

What’s the difference between photoshop elements 7 and photoshop 7? Which one has more features? Which one’s better? I want to know before I spend money on one thing when I should have spent it on the other.

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4 Responses to “What’s the difference between photoshop and photoshop elements?”
  1. Mercuri says:

    Photoshop elements is a heavily stripped version of Photoshop. The full version of Photoshop is a lot better, but it’s also 10 times more expensive. If you have the cash, definitely go for the full verison of Photoshop.

  2. Reese says:

    I would recommend gimp before you spend money on them both. it does the same thing for free.
    try it out first .

  3. Mujer Alta says:

    1. I used Photoshop 7 in 2002 or 2003. It’s a very old version. The newest version of Photoshop – and the only one you can legally purchase from Adobe and its resellers – is Photoshop CS4.

    2. “Better” doesn’t mean much if you’re not willing to spend the time to learn how to use those features. Which program is “better” depends on what you plan on doing to your photos. If you’ve never used a photo editing program or have only used the basic editors like Picasa, Picnik, etc., then get Photoshop Elements to learn the basics of Photoshop: resizing, workflow, the Main Menus, how to use Styles, etc. These are the same in Elements and Photoshop because Elements is a build of Photoshop. When you outgrow Elements and are ready to move to Photoshop, you can get the cheaper upgrade pricing.

    3. If you’re an experienced photo editor and know that you need channels, a full compliment of adjustment layers, vector drawing tools, Lab Color Mode and CMYK separation for professional printing or maybe you just can’t wait to start recording your own actions, then buy Photoshop CS4.

  4. Black says:

    try here to see their details, good luck

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