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#1 Stickman

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:23 PM

So I am getting closer to dipping my toes into the world of solar imaging and have a question about the versions of Photoshop.  I see there are several versions available; Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements.  Which version do you recommend and/or use for solar image processing and are there advantages of one version over another?  Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks so much! 

 

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#2 dhkaiser

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:06 PM

Can't speak for the other versions, I have been using Photoshop Elements for years with my wildlife photography and now solar imaging.  Go to this link and scroll down...  https://www.flickr.c...hotos/dhkaiser/


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#3 MalVeauX

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:10 PM

Hi Rick,

 

Depends on what payment scheme you want to get into.

 

I use an old version, CS5.1 of Photoshop, only because I have the license from many years ago and its still working even from Win 7 to Windows 10 through the years. I don't pay a subscription. I will not buy a subscription to Adobe, so I will not use Photoshop, at all, after CS5.1 can no longer be used eventually. Just my personal opinion as I don't like their direction with the software.

 

Thankfully, lots of alternatives now exist. I highly recommend looking into Affinity Photo as a Photoshop alternative. It's inexpensive to buy, and you can do like a 90 day trial for free and it's full package.

 

And GiMP is free and quite powerful.

 

However, if you still want to move forward with Photoshop, I don't think you have an option at this point other than the normal Photoshop via subscription plan. Elements is a crippled version, I don't recommend it.

 

Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX, 25 February 2021 - 09:11 PM.


#4 Stickman

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:04 PM

   Marty,

 

       Thanks for the comments, I was a bit taken back with Adobe pushing the monthly subscription on their web site, I'm not locked into their product.  It looks like the versions of the program I mentioned in my original post can still be purchased through 3rd Party stores.  I appreciate the other options you suggested, whether it's Photoshop or another program, I'm still facing a bit of a learning curve. 

 

Rick



#5 rigel123

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:08 PM

I do the subscription (I do a once a year payment) since I use both Lightroom and Photoshop for my nature photography, and you get both with the one subscription.




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