Adobe Photoshop Eletments or Regular Photoshop

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Kenneth Maultsby, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. I am a new at editing digital prints. What I want to do is to create a
    digital slide show of my parent and grandparents old black & white and early
    color pictures of the past sixty years. I want to scan them and correct any
    flaws place them in a file and edit them to a CD or DVD. Would Photoshop
    Elements be good enough to do this or do I need to get the High End
    Photoshop. I would like to keep the price low. Plus how much is Photoshop
    Pro going for I think it is now call CS.
    Kenneth Maultsby, Jun 21, 2004
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    Don Guest

    Elements will be fine.

    Don, Jun 21, 2004
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  3. Thanks
    Kenneth Maultsby, Jun 21, 2004
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    Ron Risman Guest

    Hi Ken,

    Adobe Photoshop Elements should be fine for the task. If you want to take
    out scratches or cracks that run through many old photographs then you might
    benefit from the 'healing" tool found in Photoshop 7.0. You can use the
    clone tool for this however for this task the healing tool allows for
    quicker fixes.

    Ron Risman
    Ron Risman, Jun 21, 2004
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    Have a look at Paint Shop Pro v8 instead of the Adobe products.
    Ken Oaf, Jun 21, 2004
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    PSE 2.0 will do the job quite well. Note that for either PS product
    there is a farily steep learning curve, but you should be able to do
    quite well with the cheaper product for this usage.
    Ron Hunter, Jun 21, 2004
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "Kenneth Maultsby"
    Two good reasons to get Elements instead of Photoshop. Elements will do the
    things you mentioned just fine.
    Bill Hilton, Jun 21, 2004
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    Luk Guest

    Just finished the same project you're about to start.
    I used Photoshop Elements 2 and have been more than
    pleased. A couple of the original photographs were
    so damaged I had to settle for less than a perfect result.
    They were 100 years old. (I doubt PS CS would
    have done them better.) The rest cleaned up nicely.
    It's a fascinating project and does take time.

    Luk, Jun 21, 2004
  9. Thanks all for the feedback. I have another question which you may know or
    may not know will Eletments work with Adobe Premiere I know Photoshop 7.0
    and CS will for editing audio and pictures for video CD or DVD?
    Kenneth Maultsby, Jun 21, 2004
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    nixjunk Guest

    PSE 2.0 will do the job quite well. Note that for either PS product
    Forget Adobe and try Paint Shop Pro 8. Easy to use and much more powerful than
    Elements and often cheaper.
    nixjunk, Jun 22, 2004
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    Rick Guest

    Not cheaper than my copy of came free with my Canon Digital
    Rick, Jun 22, 2004
  12. For the one's that mention Paint Shop Pro 8 is more powerful can you explain
    why or tell me some examples?
    Kenneth Maultsby, Jun 22, 2004
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