Photoshop 7 or Elements 5

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  1. StevePn

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    I have Photoshop 7, but not sure if Elements 5 would be better.
    I plan on shooting RAW with a Canon 400D. Any advise would be most welcome.
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    Definitely Elements 5 mate, and here is why


    Pros
    Expertly bundles photo organizing, editing, and sharing into a complete package.
    Balances ease of use and flexibility. It's beginner friendly but not oversimplified.
    Face Tagging feature saves time tagging the people in your pictures.
    New creation layouts have can be fully customized. Use bundled art work, frames, backgrounds.
    Based on 16 years of Photoshop development by Adobe, the leader in digital imaging software.


    Cons
    Very sluggish performance and screen flickering when switching modes and drawing screen elements.
    New, Open, Save, Undo and Redo buttons have been removed from the shortcut bar.
    Some may not like the change to Flash-based Web galleries. Some gallery customizations removed.
    Some print-at-home projects have been replaced with online services.
    Poor success rate with the new automatic red eye detection and correction feature
     
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    Haven't tried Elements, but I do have Photoshop 7. The Canon software that comes with your camera will include a RAW processor and a thing called Zoombrowser for sorting your pics out, and both integrate with Photoshop 7 pretty well.

    It doesn't sound as "integrated" as Elements, but I've found this combination works really well for me.
     

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