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    Default photo shop 9, elements, lightroom 3, CS5

    what the heck is the big difference?

    I have been trying to look them up to see about an upgrade from a very corrupt elements 4.0 that came with my camera and an antique elements 2.0 that I always fall back on.

    I am not interested in graphics, animation, pasting layouts etc. I just want to down load RAW pictures and work on the images ready for sending off to print.
    ( I print upto A3 on an Epson but am looking at doing much larger stuff).

    What do i need and what will it cost?

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    If you get the latest Elements it will come with the latest camera RAW which will handle at least the latest RAW files from the newer cameras.
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    I upgraded from elements to photoshop years ago, cost a fortune, and a waste of money. Replaced a good basic program with something far more difficult to use, and didn't do anything extra i was going to use anyway! Elements or lightroom, definately. For image manipulation i'd go elements, for volume and tidying images lighroom as stu says.

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    I buy the photography mags regularly and a lot of the editing tutorials are done in Elements, from a photo editing point of view it will do all you need and at times where the full version of PS has a particular feature there is normally a way around it in Elements. I'd buy Elements and spend the difference on something more exciting

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiejam View Post
    I'd buy Elements and spend the difference on something more exciting
    What could be more exciting than sitting alone at a computer every night, correcting white balance, making adjustment layers, and seamlessly super-imposing yer mates face onto an image of some fruit-loop shagging an inflatable pig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    What could be more exciting than sitting alone at a computer every night, correcting white balance, making adjustment layers, and seamlessly super-imposing yer mates face onto an image of some fruit-loop shagging an inflatable pig?
    Actually shagging the inflatable pig
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    Haha love it!!

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    Depending on what you want to do, Picassa is hard to beat. It's free, it does simple mods to pictures and it's a great way to organise your pictures. 90% of the time it's does what I need it to do, and it's a doodle to use.

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    Anyone use Serif Photo Plus? I was thinking of buying it and would be interested in hearing your views on this.

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    I use serif photo plus, it does all I need and more. You can get it from the Serif site at a very low price at the moment, as they are trying to push the updated version of this particular software at the moment.
    You can also download other software for free, including photo plus, but you would be better to buy the upgrade to it, it cost me around a tenner I think, no need to fork out for the new version though

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