Photoshop Elements 10 continues to evolve as a premier photo-editing application. What was once a low-end, consumer-grade product is now chock-full of features that appeal to everyone who uses a camera, a cell phone camera, or a tablet camera.
Elements shines on its own turf and is distinguished from Adobe Photoshop in many ways. Not only a program for improving image quality, Elements is a complex software application that offers you many different editing tools for designing a variety of photo creations and sharing your photos in a number of ways. Of course, it also gives you all the standard editing features you need for, say, controlling image brightness or working with color correction.
Why should you buy Elements (and, ultimately, this book)? The range of people who can benefit from using Elements is wide and includes a vast audience. Elements has something for everyone — from beginning image editors to intermediate users to amateurs and professionals with more advanced skills.
Elements is particularly valuable to anyone sharing photos on social networks. Because it offers so many tools and features for improving photos and making special creations, you can find use for a number of editing options.
Photoshop Elements grows with the times and supports new technologies with each release. Version 10 is no exception. We find support for the iPhone and iPad and other handheld devices as well as seamless integration with online services and social networks. If you’re a Macintosh user, Photoshop Elements continues to offer more features for the Mac. With many display options for your pictures — such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, web pages, handheld devices, and traditional print output — Elements has something to offer everyone regardless of where their photos are placed for others to admire. Think of this program as your creative companion for all your photo-editing work and for sharing your creations.