Photoshop vs Photoshop Elements – Battle!

Photoshop FamilyGood morning everyone! It is Monday morning and the new week has begun. 🙂

Today we’re going to talk about software. And we’re going to decide which one is better, more suitable for you.

The Battle has begun! Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? Let’s decide!  😉

I often get this question:

What is the difference between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements? Is it worthy paying much more for Photoshop?

I will try to answer this important question today. If you are just a home user, you can probably do most of your work with Elements, however if you want to get into professional world – as a graphic designer or photographer – Photoshop is clearly way to go. Photoshop offers many more advanced editing tools and features.

Here’s a list of some of the features found in Photoshop CS5 that are not in Photoshop Elements 9:

  • CMYK and Lab Colour Mode
  • Channels Panel
  • Custom Actions for Batch Processing
  • Slicing for Web
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Smart Objects
  • Puppet Warp
  • Pen Tool
  • Mixer Brush

and many more. This is not a complete list.

Photoshop Elements, on the other hand, has some features not available in Photoshop:

  • Cookie Cutter Tool
  • Photo Organizer with some powerful features
  • Drop-in Frames and Backgrounds
  • Templates for Photo Books, Greeting Cards.

So it all comes down to how you use the application and what you use it for. Photoshop Elements is much cheaper than Photoshop. However, if you need professional tools (for retouching for example), then Photoshop is worth the price difference.

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