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OreoCookie
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Sep 23, 2009, 11:20 AM
 
Adobe has announced Photoshop Elements 8. Is anyone excited? Do you think it's a nice update? Are you missing any functions?
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Sep 23, 2009, 03:47 PM
 
Not sure if it's enough for me to ditch Pixelmator although I do miss layer effects (e.g. emboss, outline, etc.) which I use for logos...
     
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Sep 23, 2009, 05:03 PM
 
The lack of reaction here seems to say more than any of the posts.

@cgc
How do you like Pixelmator 1.5 so far? It really has come a long way (I started using version 1.0 or 1.1 -- which were not that usable because of performance and crashes), it's a pretty robust app.
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Sep 23, 2009, 05:08 PM
 
It's a decent upgrade, not sure if it's enough to make anyone rush out and buy it if they already have a fairly recent copy of Elements. I've always enjoyed using Elements, it does pretty much everything I need it to (even though I own Photoshop CS4 and have phased out of Elements).
     
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Sep 23, 2009, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
The lack of reaction here seems to say more than any of the posts.

@cgc
How do you like Pixelmator 1.5 so far? It really has come a long way (I started using version 1.0 or 1.1 -- which were not that usable because of performance and crashes), it's a pretty robust app.
I use Pixelmator for basic image editing after I let my Photoshop 7 license lapse. I think it's grown from a fairly slow cumbersome app to a quick image editor that I enjoy using. There are a few things I'd changed or added (mostly layers and GUI related)but all in all it was well worth the price I paid (got it in a MacHeist or MUPromo Bundle...forgot which) and definately worth it's current price of $59.
     
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Sep 23, 2009, 05:45 PM
 
Yup, I also bought it when Photoshop 7 broke (I think it refused to start up after the upgrade to 10.4). I had gotten it as a gift from a friend (who has purchased a student license of the whole design suite).

I would also like to see some improvements regarding layer masks, but to be honest, I don't photoshop my pictures that much.
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Sep 23, 2009, 07:06 PM
 
Here's my purchase history:
Photoshop 5.0 LE (i.e., limited edition? -- wasn't that the first 'Elements' ?)
Elements 2.0
Elements 6.0

At this rate, think i'll wait until "this one goes to eleven".
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Sep 26, 2009, 03:22 PM
 
Yeah, that's about my history, too. What's to gain from PE6 to PE8?
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Sep 26, 2009, 04:17 PM
 
Same bullshit pseudo-Windows interface and wizards.

Nothing screams "We don't care - now pay and shut up" like Adobe software.


Biggest feature: Snow Leopard compatibility.



Now pony up.
     
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Sep 26, 2009, 04:20 PM
 
Also Intel only now.
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Sep 26, 2009, 05:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Hal Itosis View Post
Here's my purchase history:
Photoshop 5.0 LE (i.e., limited edition? -- wasn't that the first 'Elements' ?)
Elements 2.0
Elements 6.0

At this rate, think i'll wait until "this one goes to eleven".
Download and try Pixelmator, the interface is refreshingly Mac-like and it does not have any wizards. Plus, it's cheaper.
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Oct 3, 2009, 11:01 AM
 
Is Elements 8 available yet on the Mac, I thought it was PC only at the moment.
     
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Oct 4, 2009, 02:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by DavoMrMac View Post
Is Elements 8 available yet on the Mac, I thought it was PC only at the moment.
Supposed to be released "sometime in October".
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