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guant
03-15-2007, 02:23 PM
I'm new to a mac first off.

I just picked up a copy of photoshop today, I'm wondering if I should open this up or wait till CS3 comes out. I'm just getting into photo editing, so I'm not sure i'll use all what comes with CS3.

Thanks

caribiner23
03-15-2007, 03:54 PM
CS3 will be significantly more expensive than Photoshop Elements. It will also have many more features.

If you're just getting started with photo editing, I would recommend opening up your copy of Elements. If at some point you find it lacking, you can always spend the several hundred dollars on CS3.

Good luck!

mac57
03-15-2007, 04:56 PM
If you are just learning image editing, Elements has enough stuff in it to keep you going for years before you need the full Photoshop. Personally, I didn't start finding Element limiting until I had used it for about a year and a half. Then I moved up to the full Photoshop package. Right now, the full package might be overkill. Learn the trade and be sure you enjoy it before you drop those kind of dollars.

guant
03-18-2007, 11:04 PM
Thanks for the replies, i did end up opening it up and i'm really enjoying all the different things you can do

mac57
03-18-2007, 11:21 PM
Enjoy Elements! This group is a pretty good resource if you have any questions about Photoshop. You may also wish to check out Light Cafe at http://www.lightcafe.net/forums/index.php - there's a pretty nice and very approachable set of folks there as well.