Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 - £34.99 - Amazon
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I use photoshop cs2 which is free is this worth paying for?
I wish I'd gone for the combined Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premier Elements 14 offer in late November when it was available for the same price of £34.99 Now I need to decide whether to go for this or do I wait to see if the combined offer returns - Hmmm...............................................
Noob question - Is this an add on or a stand alone app? Never used photoshop but would like to get into it.
admpgk

I wish I'd gone for the combined Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premier … I wish I'd gone for the combined Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premier Elements 14 offer in late November when it was available for the same price of £34.99 Now I need to decide whether to go for this or do I wait to see if the combined offer returns - Hmmm...............................................



it is worth the wait
dudwood_fudwood

Noob question - Is this an add on or a stand alone app? Never used … Noob question - Is this an add on or a stand alone app? Never used photoshop but would like to get into it.



Not noobish at all. The Elements versions are aimed at the casual home user. It is a standalone application. The CS versions are for pros and they have an option to take the cloud services provided by Adobe (for a subscription fee).
Edited by: "neva2bizy" 10th Dec 2015
Has anyone upgraded from v10? Is there much difference? (off to google now)
neva2bizy

Not noobish at all. The Elements versions are aimed at the casual home … Not noobish at all. The Elements versions are aimed at the casual home user. It is a standalone application. The CS versions are for pros and they have an option to take the cloud services provided by Adobe (for a subscription fee).



Thanks for that. I just might make a purchase.
dudwood_fudwood

Noob question - Is this an add on or a stand alone app? Never used … Noob question - Is this an add on or a stand alone app? Never used photoshop but would like to get into it.



​Standalone. Elements is a cutdown and more beginner friendly version of the full Photoshop package (that costs hundreds). It suits 90 percent of peeps.
biggysilly

I use photoshop cs2 which is free is this worth paying for?



​Technically never free, it was widely misreported. Although doubt Adobe are that fussed.
neva2bizy

Not noobish at all. The Elements versions are aimed at the casual home … Not noobish at all. The Elements versions are aimed at the casual home user. It is a standalone application. The CS versions are for pros and they have an option to take the cloud services provided by Adobe (for a subscription fee).



My bad but what is CS version? Is this as good as Lightroom or not?
Voted hot. Decent price for this software, superb if you only need it for photo editing and not actual drawing/painting etc. Regular Photoshop is pretty pricey!
If anyone is interested I have a brand new copy of this for sale in the fs/ft section having taken advantage of the mentioned bundle deal and only needing the premier elements software.
Sim

Has anyone upgraded from v10? Is there much difference? (off to google … Has anyone upgraded from v10? Is there much difference? (off to google now)



to me there is a massive difference and I upgraded from 11
madmiddle

to me there is a massive difference and I upgraded from 11


awesome, thanks
Worth trying GIMP before spending any money
Edited by: "joedastudd" 10th Dec 2015
GIMP is very well featured but not exactly user friendly (imo). Photoshop and Lightroom are different things, the former general purpose and the latter more geared to pure photo editing/manipulation.
joedastudd

Worth trying GIMP before spending any money


No, for the casual user it's really not. The ease of use of something like elements is what most people want it for, not the difficulty of learning something less user friendly (and arguably less capable for certain tools) just because it's free.
adam.mt

​, it was widely misreported. Although doubt Adobe are that fussed.


I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link it has been free for a couple of years
adam.mt

GIMP is very well featured but not exactly user friendly (imo). Photoshop … GIMP is very well featured but not exactly user friendly (imo). Photoshop and Lightroom are different things, the former general purpose and the latter more geared to pure photo editing/manipulation.


Lightroom would be more geared to the organisation and batch processing rather than the editing features no?
If you don't need it now, they drop the price like this 3 or 4 times a year. They do it every August too for a week or so, which also allows a free upgrade to the next version which comes out in early September, but it's a good price for a nice piece of software. Heat added.
Edited by: "eded" 10th Dec 2015
dreamager

Lightroom would be more geared to the organisation and batch processing … Lightroom would be more geared to the organisation and batch processing rather than the editing features no?



Yes, you're right
biggysilly

I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link … I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link it has been free for a couple of years



It says here
that when they use the CS2 serial number for Windows CS2 provided on the techspot page it fails as invalid.
Edited by: "NCIS" 10th Dec 2015
biggysilly

I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link … I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link it has been free for a couple of years



As I said, many 'news' outlets (and it seems Techspot included) got it wrong. Check what Adobe actually say:
Quote "The serial numbers provided as a part of the download may only be used by customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products."
(https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-suite/kb/cs2-product-downloads.html#)



Edited by: "adam.mt" 10th Dec 2015
adam.mt

As I said, many 'news' outlets (and it seems Techspot included) got it … As I said, many 'news' outlets (and it seems Techspot included) got it wrong. Check what Adobe actually say:Quote "The serial numbers provided as a part of the download may only be used by customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products."(https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-suite/kb/cs2-product-downloads.html#)


So how much is it if it is not free and who do I pay?
biggysilly

I use photoshop cs2 which is free is this worth paying for?



Is this supposed to be free...

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So how much is it if it is not free and who do I pay?



biggysilly

So how much is it if it is not free and who do I pay?



It's up to you what you do, but if you want to be legally and morally responsible, you'll uninstall CS2 and buy a legitimate copy of a more up to date product.

If a newsagent leaves newspapers outside every day and makes no attempt to stop people stealing them, it doesn't make them free
joedastudd

Worth trying GIMP before spending any money



Similarly, or PC Users only, Paint.net is worth looking at if you just want to faff around with a few pixels.
martinmarv

[quoteIt's up to you what you do, but if you want to be legally and … [quoteIt's up to you what you do, but if you want to be legally and morally responsible, you'll uninstall CS2 and buy a legitimate copy of a more up to date product.If a newsagent leaves newspapers outside every day and makes no attempt to stop people stealing them, it doesn't make them free


I just use Paint.NET, it's just as good and easier to use in my opinion when compared to Photoshop. I think the plugins that are use are in pyrochild's plugin pack - e.g. Outline Object
Good price. For those wanting something cheaper i.e. free I've used Paint.Net for years and it serves me as an occasional user, editing images for websites etc. Also scores highly in reviews (of free software) along with LightBox Image Editor links below:

sagelighteditor.com/dow…tml

getpaint.net/dow…tml

I've also started dabbling with plug-ins for Paint.Net to edit PSD files.
martinmarv

[quoteIt's up to you what you do, but if you want to be legally and … [quoteIt's up to you what you do, but if you want to be legally and morally responsible, you'll uninstall CS2 and buy a legitimate copy of a more up to date product.If a newsagent leaves newspapers outside every day and makes no attempt to stop people stealing them, it doesn't make them free


I think I will wait for Adobe to send me an invoice as that is where I downloaded it from.Its their moral dilemma if they want to make it available to download and provide the key to activate it. The nature of this site is to find and share good deals some may tilt the moral compass a little but a ten year old Photoshop is hardly stealing newspapers from outside a shop. I have Photoshop elements pre-installed on an old Packard bell in the garage so maybe that copy would cover me as it is licensed. I will contact Adobe and ask them if it is OK before I use CS2 again just in case I get a knock on the door from the FBI.
biggysilly

I think I will wait for Adobe to send me an invoice as that is where I … I think I will wait for Adobe to send me an invoice as that is where I downloaded it from.Its their moral dilemma if they want to make it available to download and provide the key to activate it. The nature of this site is to find and share good deals some may tilt the moral compass a little but a ten year old Photoshop is hardly stealing newspapers from outside a shop. I have Photoshop elements pre-installed on an old Packard bell in the garage so maybe that copy would cover me as it is licensed. I will contact Adobe and ask them if it is OK before I use CS2 again just in case I get a knock on the door from the FBI.



Sure, do whatever helps you sleep at night
martinmarv

Sure, do whatever helps you sleep at night



That's the most polite way I've ever heard anyone be told to go f*ck themselves. I'm going to have to start using that myself. Thanks.
biggysilly

I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link … I'm not sure what you mean by "Technically never free" follow the link it has been free for a couple of years



It was free for PEOPLE WHO ALREADY BOUGHT IT. As in, paid £400+ for it. It was put online due to technical problems with serial keys not registering on the Adobe server.

It was intended only for those who already owned it. Did you?
49.99 now
Price has gone back up
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