One of the recurring topics that routinely show up in Photoshop Elements forums and social media is what are differences between different versions of Elements, and is it worth upgrading. Whether it is worth it or not is certainly up to the individual, but having a idea of what each version adds (and on occasion removes) is the first step in making your decision.
Sometime ago I put together a table that compares the current version to an earlier one. The PDF file that is linked below is my latest version of the table. It compares PSE 11 through PSE 2018. Hopefully, it will of some help to those who have struggled with the question of whether or not to upgrade.
Let me know if you found this table helpful. Don’t forget to explore my blog for other helpful digital photography articles and tutorials.
Until next time…
In this tutorial we will cover the Folder View in PSE 15’s Organizer. This view can be extremely helpful if you want to do some disk storage housekeeping. Viewing the folder layout in this view and then reordering the files and folders can be done without risking the common mistake of disconnecting your images within your catalog. This is because you are working from within the Organizer and not an external program, such as Windows Explorer.
Also, those of you who have organized your file structure relying on folder names, will find this view to be very familar.
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Here is a very simple tip for correcting a color shift that can occur when you apply a command like Levels or sharpen your image.
Correcting for Color Shift
I know my schedule for the digital photography and iPad classes I will be teaching this fall. To see the classes I will be teaching at the South Bay Adult School, click on the figure below..
For those I will be teaching at Torrance, click on the figure below.
Both Schools should have their catalogs mailed their online registration open in August.
onOne Software is a maker of Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements plug-ins and a suite of programs that can add creative effects to your photos. For a short time you can download their Perfect Effects 8 program/plug-in for free. The link to do this is shown below.
This will get you the plug-in, as well as the standalone program. I have and use this plug-in and others in the onOne suite of programs/plug-ins and I really like them.
My winter classes at both Torrance Adult School and the South Bay Adult School are coming to a close.
The Spring Term starts on March 24th, less than two weeks away. Both schools have mailed their catalog and have their online registration open. Here are the classes I will be teaching at both schools.
ipad 101 Wed. 12:30-2:30 pm
iPad – Photography Tues 12:30-2:30 pm
Your Digital Camera Mon 9:30-11:30 am starting April 21st
Photoshop CS5 and Camera RAW Thurs 5:30-7:30 pm
You can find my description of each of these classes by CLICKING HERE.
Photo editing Using Photoshop Elements 11 Tues 5:00-7:00 pm
Using Your Advanced Digital Camera Mon 5:00-7:00 pm
You can find my description of these classes by CLICKING HERE.
Don’t miss out. These are the last classes I will be teaching until the fall.
Photoshop Elements has had a Folder View for some time. But in earlier versions it was a bit clunky and had some bugs that were problematic. Consequently, I did not use it much.
However, in PSE 11 the folder view was improved significantly. I think it can be a very useful tool for those of you who have organized your folders into well thought out folders and sub-folders. Even if your folder system does not have a lot of thought put into it, it can be quite helpful when you need to know the physical location or path to a particular group of photos. An example of such an occasion is when you are uploading a series of photos to somewhere like Costco to order prints. At some point in the process you need to navigate to the actual location of the pictures.
I have made a short video that explains the how this view works. It is the top item on my Video Tutorials page of my website. Here is the link to that page.
As you can see, the videos on this page have become dated and were made with earlier versions of Elements. However, they are still useful today. Sometimes it is primarily only the dark background that is the main difference. I have removed some, and will be adding new ones and even updating the older ones on the page soon.
Please let me know if these videos are at all useful, and what other topics you would like see covered.
Some of you may know that I wrote and published an eBook, Photoshop Elements: The Organizer” about a year or so ago. It essentially covers the Organizer in all versions of Elements up through PSE 10. It is still available on Amazon.
Adobe drastically changed the look and feel of Elements when they released PSE 11 last year. During the summer,I began updating the eBook for PSE 11, and just completed it. As they have consistently done, Adobe released PSE 12 about a month ago. Fortunately for me, the user interface of the new version is virtually the same. My eBook is based on PSE 11, but I did include a bonus chapter at the end that overviews the significant changes in PSE 12’s Organizer.
Both books cover only the Organizer, because I feel it does not get nearly the coverage it should within the many other books that have been written on Photoshop Elements over the years.
If you would like to take a look at it on Amazon, Click Here.
Let me know in the comments section below what you think. Thanks.
I now know the classes I will be teaching at the South Bay Adult Schooland for Torrance starting in September.
The fall term for both school districts start on September 9th. Registration has not yet started but will shortly. it is best to check with the schools to find out when on-line and walk-in registration begins. You can do that by clicking on the above links.
CLICK HERE to see my description and the schedule for the courses I will be teaching at the South Bay Adult School.
CLICK HERE for my description and schedule for the courses I will be teaching at Torrance.
I will also be teaching classes for PVNET, but do not have them defined or scheduled yet. Classes there are not run on a fixed term schedule. Once I know the next class I will be teaching there, I will post it here.
I learned something new the other day. You can sync Photoshop Elements Albums to your iPad. Actually, you can sync all of your Albums to your iPad if you like. And by the way, this is not something new. Photoshop Elements has been able to do this for several versions now. I was just slow to learn about it.
Generally speaking, I am not interested in seeing my entire photo collection (nearing 40K now) on my iPad or iPhone. However, I would like to have a few current pictures of my family on them to show friends at times. In other words they would play a similar role the wrinkled photos in my wallet.
Here is how I did it.
- Make an Album in Photoshop Elements.
- Connect your iPad to your computer via its cable.
- Start iTunes on your computer.
- Once your iPad is recognized by iTunes, click on it as shown in the figure below.
5. In iTunes, click on Photos as shown in the figure below, then…
- Select Photoshop Elements from the drop down list.
- Click to select Selected Albums.
- Click on the Photoshop Elements Album made in Step 1.
6. Click on Apply. See the figure below
To view the photos in the sync’d Elements Album, use the Photos App on your tripod to view the Album. This is illustrated in the figure below.
Now whenever I want to update the album on my iPad, I simply modify the applicable Photoshop elements 11 album, and sync my iPad through iTunes.