Originally Posted by rodmurrow
I'm curious to know if anyone has tried out version 4 of PS Elements. I started with 2, upgraded to 3. I'd like to know if the "bang" is worth the "buck" required to upgrade (likely just buy a new one at Wal-Mart, it's about as cheap as any I've found, though I can qualify for educator's discount at Academic Superstore).
I've purchased PSE4, Rod, but find myself drifting to PSP more often than not. For the money I find that PSP is far more feature-rich and flexible, with somewhat better customer support: "somewhat" in that when owned by JASC this support was better than offered by its current ownership. And trying to gain a response from Adobe is again proving as fruitless for me as it was when I long ago purchased my first version of Illustrator.
One of the first things I discovered is that PSE4 does not allow me access to all of the plug-ins in my collection. I refer to plug-ins compatible to this application and to my OS. What I have found is that I must move to a temporary folder plug-ins that I may be less likely to use in order to allow others to be installed at application start-up.
Among the graphics applications with which I am familiar and use is PSE2; I did not purchase PSE3 on its release.