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Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004

I have 2.0 Elements should I get 3.0

I need to also add I do have CS which I use for my more serious photos. I was just wondering if it is worth upgrading?

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4/5/2005 11:21:32 AM

Michael H. Cothran   There use to be a couple of things one could do in LE/Elements that could not be done in the full version (like stitching). That's not the case anymore. Why would you want any version of Elements if you have CS? I presume you probably got Elements free with the purchase of a printer or something? Your statement that you use CS for your "more serious photos" just doesn't make any sense to me. Why would you need Elements to do less serious photos with? It seems that you can work just as "unserious" in CS as you can in Elements 3.0. My best advice would be to invest your extra money in something more wisely than an upgrade to 3.0. But who knows, maybe I'm missing something altogether.

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4/5/2005 11:42:48 AM

Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  I got it with the 10D. I use the quickfix on personal less serious photos. the Nascar, drivers, models and import cars all get lots of time devoted to making them just right. I can quickfix 5 photos in the time it takes to CS one. Am I lame or do you think I have a point. Just cause I have a Porsche doesn't mean I won't drive the pickup for groceries.

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4/5/2005 11:55:15 AM

Michael H. Cothran   If you can do something faster in Elements than you can in CS, it sounds like a valid reason to me (ONLY because 2.0 was free - I certainly wouldn't have purchased it separately).
HOWEVER...if you can do what you need in 2.0, I still question why you would want to spend money upgrading to 3.0? If you can justify it, that's all you need. It's your money. And if you can afford a Porsche, you can certainly afford all the versions of PS you want.
I appreciate your attempt at an analogy, but the Porsche/pickup isn't quite on the money. A better analogy would be if you owned TWO Porsches, and NO pickups - then deciding which Porsche to drive for groceries would be more in line with your Elements/CS issue.
I presume you would choose one or the other Porsche based on whether you were doing serious grocery shopping as opposed to just running in and out for staples.
Just kidding. Bottom line, as I mentioned before - it's your money.
Michael H. Cothran

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4/5/2005 12:22:04 PM

Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  I upgraded to Elements 3.0 and love it.
Why not try the 30 day trial at and see for yourself.

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4/7/2005 6:47:09 PM

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