In fact, it is no good. Use the focus option and the shot becomes a mass of tiny dots representing what once was a slightly out of focus shot. I have tried shooting the item from close in, the digital camera I just purchased another Olympus which I bought because I loved the accuracy of the previous one could not be clearly focused; tried shooting the item from a distance far enough away from the item that the picture is in focus in the camera but then could not get it into focus using the Adobe program to trim the picture, Use the focus option in adobe and voila! It's back to floppy discs for close up pictures for me. I also could not transfer the edited pictures into my picture file where I get the pictures for ebay. Computer wizard could not, either. Read full review Verified purchase:
The Download Now link will direct you to a form on the developer's site that you must fill out before downloading the file. This version brings parity to the Mac for Organizer search, expands social tagging capabilities, some basic video support and path text, as well as enhancements to a few existing tools.
It's a basic update that doesn't radically change the usability or capabilities of the program unless you shoot raw--and that's because it updates to the latest engine of Adobe Camera Raw. However, if you do a lot of raw shooting, I recommend you try Adobe Lightroom instead. First, Adobe has beefed up the Organizer a bit to improve its video support, since it's serving Premiere as well. It allows for hierarchical tagging, as well as Smart Tags, which can automatically classify your media as high, medium, or low quality, as well as tag what it thinks is in focus, low contrast, blurred, and so on.
This can be hit or miss; for instance, it classified a host of photos with shallow depth of field as out of focus. The new object search works reasonably well on rectangular objects--for instance, I used it to try to isolate the photos of cage cards--but not so well on others. It can search based on shape or color, and you can control how the two are weighted. There's a new Duplicate search based off the visual similarity engine, but it performs too inconsistently to rely on it.
That said, if you're using the search tools to find images with a certain feel or color scheme to use in projects, the visual similarity search will suit. From the Organizer you can do quick fixes, launch project creation, or share to a variety of popular sites. The Facebook integration comes in the People recognition view; there, you can download your Facebook friends' list to tag, so they upload pretagged; you can upload full or reduced resolution.
New is YouTube uploading--it can directly upload unedited videos. Photoshop Elements has the same task-oriented interface it's had for years, split into Edit, Create, and Share. In edit, you have a range of choices for how sophisticated you want the interface to be--Full, the traditional Photoshop-like experience; Quick, which provides a Lightroom-like panel with a handful of options; or Guided, which walks you through more complex adjustments and effects.
There are a few new Guided adjustments. One's a gritty-glowy-diffuse-saturated transformation called the Orton Effect here's how to do it in Photoshop. Another is Picture Stack, which takes a single image and divides it up into a mosaic-like array. Of course, the images can be edited within the full editor after you've applied the effects.
I have to say, I like the way Adobe intelligently handled the Picture Stack so that it really is possible to edit it as opposed to panoramas. Finally, Adobe added a basic depth-of-field effect. Another big addition for this version is text on a path. You can choose from a variety of preset shapes, which include heart and butterfly, as well as attach it to a shape or a selection. While it's easy to use and nice to have, you can't really fine-tune the appearance.
There's no way to change the letterspacing to fix awkward breaks and as far as I can tell you can't edit the curve once you've clicked Done. This version of the program supports Adobe's new Touch API , which means you can probably expect third-parties to create tablet apps to drive tutorials in PE as well.
On my Mac, at least--a 2. Plus, there are various "Click here to learn That said, while there's nothing terribly whizzy in this version of Photoshop Elements, the product itself remains the same solid, full-featured piece of imaging software it's been for the past years.
While existing users may not find this a must-have upgrade, first timers should find everything they need here. What do you need to know about free software? Explore Further.