Adobe has released the latest version of their friendly photo management and editing too, Elements 11.  $99 to purchase, $79 to upgrade from previous versions.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 – Launch Screen


Quick Thoughts –

You get an organizer and photo editor.  The editor has three modes – Easy, Guided and Expert.    You also get multiple fun photo effects and photo play options.  If this appeals to you this is the easiest and most affordable way to achieve these looks.  You also get useful tools that help you sharpen your images – hint- almost every image I post on the web I sharpen at least a little.  Cropping, adjust levels/exposures are all options.  Expert mode offers tons of options, just doesn’t seem to be in the most logical mode.

If you like to make images like

Selected and watercolored – woohooo!

This is the program for you.

If you shoot RAW you should consider Lightroom – also made by Adobe  – and made to import, tweak and export your images in a much more fluid manner.  You do lose all the funky effects and text bits but well most of the time that makes the world a better place in my opinion and when you do want to add something like that to your photos there are several free online services that will do just as good a job.


I will follow this up with a more detailed review and comparison version Lightroom in the near future.

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