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April 8, 2011 / arthill

Photoshop versus Photoshop Elements


In yesterday’s post I was very critical of Photoshop and recommended that you not buy it.  I did run across a bullet list of feature differences

The full article is here http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm

but these are the lists

Photoshop has these and Elements does not:

•CMYK and LAB color modes
•More tools and features that work with high-bit (16-bit and 32-bit) images
•Channels Palette
•Recording custom Actions (for batch processing)
•Adjustments: Color Balance, Match Color
•Layer Comps, and Quick Mask mode
•Smart Objects, Smart Guides
•Lens Blur Filter
•Vanishing Point Tool
•Puppet Warp
•Pen tool and paths palette
•Mixer brush and bristle tips painting tools
•Some adjustment layers (curves, color balance, selective color, channel mixer, vibrance)
•Editing History Log
•Text on a path, advanced text formatting
•Advanced Layer Style manipulation
•Advanced Color Management
•Advanced Web features (rollovers, slicing)
•Customizable tool presets, keyboard shortcuts, and menus

Photoshop Elements has these features and Photoshop does not:

• Cookie cutter tool
• Smart brush tool
• Drop-in frames, backgrounds, and artwork
• Additional Photomerge modes, like Group Shot, Scene Cleaner, Faces, and Style Match
• Guided Edits and Quick Fix mode
• Multi-file processing without the need to record an action
• Automatically divide scanned photos
• Multi-page documents
• Photo creation templates for photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and more.
• Easy online sharing options for Facebook, Flickr, etc.
• A powerful Photo Organizer

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  1. Maryann Goldman / Apr 11 2011 10:12 am

    I have an interest in learning to create my own actions like Tina does at The Coffee Shop blog. That recording of history of what I did would be handy.

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