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 Post subject: Elements 8 released
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Downloading trial version now.

Table of features compared to previous versions here.

An interesting new feature is an exposure merge feature - but as with all these, the success of the tool comes down to how well it does realignment. Wonder if it is only for simple dynamic range optimisation or can it do all out HDR too?

The most curious feature is a scene resize/composition feature. If it is what I think it is, it's certainly interesting. When you resize, instead of simple scaling, selected parts of the scene are dropped, keeping features the same size and reducing any space between them.

Are these already in CS4 or earlier? If so, is that how they work?

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I have already downloaded it :) Looks very good!

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Photomerge looks good. I wonder if it'll be able to replace Photomatix?


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If it ever finishes downloading I'll let you know :P Dropped down to 200k/s :( Half a gig to go.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:19 pm 
Do you know if there is a site where one can get tutorials about how to employ this software?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:26 pm 
I got too, it's way better thn PSE6, I love the magic brush... I still prefer to use LR first.

I used it for this pano shot: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18229

For a free tut... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtV_APvGUt0, subscribe to her channel .. she has plenty to show

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:59 am 
I don't think I'll be upgrading from PSE 7. The new features appear to be HDR merging (already have Photomatix) and the automatic analysis of photos to spot problems. This is such a silly tool as it complains that an image is too blurred when you have a shallow DoF -.-

I think I'll wait for PSE 9.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:22 pm 
I actually bought PSE7 a few weeks ago because I didn't really care for waiting for PSE8. Didn't see a huge difference either. Ended up getting 8 because the store was out of 7 and had to order new stock anyway.


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+1 for murdockcrc's comment, bought elements 8 last week and searched for tuts with no luck. Never used this type of software before.

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