Elements (296th new thing).

February 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

My laptop was stolen a few years ago during a break-in (we weren’t home). What I missed most about my former computer was the pictures I had not backed up and the expensive computer software I had purchased in my last time as a student. Since then, I have had little or no photo editing programs on my computer. I used iPhoto to organize my pics and make minor changes to the images either on the software at work or on my phone. On Day Two Hundred Ninety-Six I decided to by at least a consumer-grade program. I wavered between an iPhoto update and Adobe Photoshop Elements. In the end I bought Elements.

I like Photoshop CS5 eight hundred times better. Like using Final Cut Pro and then trying out iMovie, the dumbed down effects and lack of precision in Elements is frustrating. Mostly I’ve used the software to organize the thousands of images I’ve taken this year on my phone, point and shoot, and DSLR. I think I like the iPhoto layout better though.

I haven’t really delved into the features of the program that I’m sure I would find amazing. I tried a modified version of merging images into HDR photography, but it turned out the feature simply allowed you to layer the same images on top of one another and then adjust the transparency. Well, it did it for you.

Hopefully I will find the time to explore and appreciate Adobe Elements in the near future. Until then, I may just become even more addicted to my phone.

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