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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:52 pm 
I currently have photoshop elements 2.0 and am finding it dated and limited for what i want to do, i can't afford CS2/3/4 really so should i upgrade to elements 6.0/7.0 as i have seen them online for about £35 for elements 7.0 which seems reasonable. Anyone got any advice or sujestions, i would appreciate them before i spend any money on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:57 pm 
Photoshop Elements 7 is a excellent buy for £35. I highly recommend it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:01 pm 
Funny thing is i can't seem to find it now, but it looks like about £50 cheapest, is this still a good buy?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:42 pm 
Yes it is. If you spend some time learning it, you can do almost everything that full blown Photoshop can do.


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I mainly use PSE7 currently and it is more than adequate for what I do at least. I don't know how much new stuff they have put in since 2.0 though. If you haven't done so already, get the trial version from Adobe to try it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:04 am 
Thanks for the response, i think i will upgrade sometime soon :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:20 am 
I would upgrade to Elements 7.0. I have CS2 and alot of the newer plugings wont work with it . Elements uses the CS3-4 engine and newer plugins work with it . I'll never waste my money buying full blown photoshop again.


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Just note that Elements does have a much smaller feature set than CSx, so there may be a time you'll feel the need to upgrade.

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Not sure what your budget is or what you expect to pay for a full copy of Photoshop.

From looking at a couple of websites a full copy of Photoshop CS3 from Amazon is about £450
( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adobe-Systems-I ... 570&sr=8-2 )
BUT if you buy it from CEX it is only £150
( http://www.cex.co.uk/products/Computing ... 1254145868 )
This may still be more then you want to pay but it just goes to show you can get a full version of the software for £300 less than the MRP.

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Wow, that is quite a saving but I guess in part due to it not being the latest version. Still, doesn't the CS series have activation to deal with or is that only for CS4? Obviously that would be a concern for buying used software.

The upgrade price doesn't look too bad either, assuming you can get a step on the ladder in the first place.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:56 am 
Thanks for that information on pricing, quite cheaper than you see elsewhere but still out of my budget i didnt want to spend that much as i wont be using it on a day to day basis unfortunately otherwise i would go for cs3 or 4. :(


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Obviously that would be a concern for buying used software.
I was worried about this when I purchased some software from CEX but I was told they only sell unused (never registered) shrink wrapped software.

I have no idea where they get it or how they sell it at such reduced prices but it saved me over £300 on a recent purchase and I had no problems with the software working.

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