Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Differences Between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

If you're going to make money with photography, I would recommend that you learn an image processing program. While Elements is a good program and much cheaper than Photoshop, I don't recommend using it if you're serious about photography. Most photography jobs want people who know how to use Photoshop.

Here's some differences between the two.

Elements vs Photoshop

1. I found it surprising that Elements has features that Photoshop doesn't (because Elements is much less expensive).
2. Photoshop Elements has a very effective Browse option. I like it better than Photoshop because Photoshop CS 2's Bridge program (Photoshop has a separate program packaged in called Bridge) because it's faster. While the images aren't as big in the preview; I find that speed is more important under my work circumstances.
3. Elements has a sidebar window where you can locate your files from a list of file names. It's easily seen, fast and very accessible.

Photoshop vs Elements

1. The drop down menu bars in Photoshop have more options and are easier to navigate to.
2. There are fade options in Photoshop CS 2 where you can lessen a previously made change with a slider.
3. There's a channel mixer in Photoshop which allows for better control of the gray tones when changing a color photograph to black-and-white.

These are some I've found. Please comment if you've found a couple...