Omexis: I never knew monkeys could fly on a mat in a snow storm
That's not a snow storm, that's the Orion Nebula!
I know I'm going to get some negative feedback for pointing this out, but contrary to all the B.S. that every business spouts about the happiness of its customers being its first objective, the first objective of any company is to maximize profit. Photoshop is a very mature product and more and more people are skipping one or two generations because there just aren't enough new useful features being added to warrant the upgrade. At some point in the not too distant future, people may not upgrade at all because feature bloat adds very little in terms of value. So the box sales are a dead end for Adobe; it needs a guaranteed source of income to pay its expenses, which are probably enormous. This is also why Microsoft is moving in that direction with its Office product line. We may not like it, but having Adobe go belly-up in 5 or 10 years isn't desirable either. Adobe is responsible to its shareholders first and to its customers second. This is how capitalism works, end of story.
here 2 infinity: Just went on the website. It's not there under membership plans. the cheapest is still 19.95 that I could see.
It's not yet available. As mentioned, this is to be launched on Sept. 17, along with Lightroom 5.2.
Good helpful article. In following the link to the page comparing Photoshop CS6 to Elements I discovered that Elements really has limited support for 16-bit editing; that's a deal breaker for me. It's not possible to tell from this article which packages are strong in this area and which aren't, so more careful research to be done when the time comes.... which it will, because I WILL NOT get locked into any kind of subscription for my photo editing software.
Another package that MIGHT be worth looking at is Picture Window Pro. I used it years ago before going to Photoshop. It has evolved a lot since then and I will definitely look at it again when I start considering alternatives.
The poll doesn't address my main concern: losing control over when updates to my software are made.
1. I can't imagine anything worse than being under pressure to get something done and suddenly discovering my software's interface has changed.
2. I don't like the idea of software bloat forcing me to upgrade my hardware when I'd rather put it off.
It's too bad the new Blackberry wasn't included in this review; it's TimeShift camera setting looks very interesting and no other smartphone has a similar function. I would have been interested to know how the Blackberry's camera compares to these others.
GregT4Eye: I Really like it! It is a little bit to contrasty for me but killer comp! Gallery material!
Thanks. I agree about the contrast, but whenever I draw it down the image seems a bit dull. I've processed this set of shots at least 10 ways now and I know I'm not done with it yet.
It seems like the mere announcement of any celestial event pretty well guarantees a few days of rain here in Montreal... sigh....
Very clever composition; I like this a lot.Peter
World Peace: How much is this upgrade?
"I don't see a reason why hobbyist should pay for image manipulation tools. ;)Professionals are other story."
I don't see a reason why I should pay for a car, I only drive it on weekends. ;)
Does anyone know of a page anywhere that compares the features of Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended? I've been looking for such a page on the Adobe site and it might be there, but I'll be darned if I can find it.
gpandel: How about Merry Christmas when you make your announcements ON CHRISTMAS day or otherwise use another day and call it happy holiday.
You may not realize it, but this site is NOT an American site. It WAS Christmas Day in Europe before it was Christmas Day where you live.
Merry Christmas to everyone at dpReview and to all the contributors to the forums who generously share their knowledge and experience with those of us who struggle to occasionally produce a decent image.