Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 is a great software program for organizing and editing digital images and runs on both PC and MAC computers. Priced at under $ 64.00 on Amazon, it is far more affordable than its big brother Adobe Photoshop CS6, costing relatively $600.00. Despite its inexpensive price, Elements is a very powerful program, intuitive and is easy to use. It even has some of the sophisticated editing tools found in CS such as masks, layers, and selections. It is designed to meet the needs of most amateur photographers whereas Photoshop CS is more complex and more suitable for graphic artists and pro photographers. Elements consists of two modules – the Organizer & Editor. With the organizer, you can import images into your computer, rank them, and arrange them in a way that you can easily retrieve the images at a later date using file names, captions, keywords, file size, camera, locations, events, people’s names, and much more. With the Editing module, you can enhance your images producing photographs suitable for display. You can crop; straighten; sharpen; correct color casts; reduce noise, remove dust specks; cover distractions; add text; soften wrinkles; and adjust exposure, color saturation, and contrast. You can prepare images for printing, e-mail, and posting on the web plus to create cards, calendars and slide shows. For those with little experience editing, Elements provides “Guided Edits” that take you step-by-step thru the editing process including creating more complex effects such as vignettes. For little money, the Elements provides a great introduction to the editing process. Why not display your images at home and in the office and share memories with friends and family in e-mails and on Facebook and the web?
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