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  • Photoshop Elements 3 or wait for Photoshop CS/2

    Since I upgraded my Macs to OS X, and couldn't run Photoshop 6 natively anymore, I switched to Photoshop Elements 2 and did quite well with it for hobby stuff, but I'm itching to get Photoshop again and I'm wondering if I should wait until spring when rumors say the next version will be out.

    Without breaking any nda's, does anyone know if the rumors are true? Will I be able to still upgrade from v6 or will I have to spring for a new license - if I were to buy the current version, could I upgrade from v6?

    I'm so confused

    I don't do anything to justify the expense, but I don't spend a lot on other luxuries so I like to have the best when it comes to my computers.

    thanks, Margaret

  • #2
    You're right about the nda being a problem, but you can always upgrade from one version of Photoshop to another version. Photoshop has had a pretty consistent 18-month cycle from version to version, so you can calculate within a month or two about when the next version should hit. But it usually isn't a free upgrade unless you purchase the older version after the official announcement date.

    That said, Elements 3 is fun, and has fun stuff that will never appear in any version of Photoshop. Now whether it's $50 worth of fun (last amazon price I heard) will be up to you.
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    • #3
      Thanks Doug. I think I'll go for the PSE 3 - I can always pass it along to the kids if I decide to go for the full meal deal later on.

      Take care, Margaret

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      • #4
        There are things in Elements 3 that I can see specifically aimed at kids. And I don't normally plug my day-job projects here, but I just finished techediting a book called "Fun with Photoshop Elements 3" that has things in it that kids would love (well, older kids, like 10 or so at least).
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        • #5
          Will the book be out for Christmas?? The kids have my old digital camera, my old iBook, I'll give them PSE3 and your book - that should keep them busy for a while!

          Take care, Margaret

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