Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Review

November 4, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 20 Comments |

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7Adobe Photoshop is the undisputed heavyweight of the imaging software world, but for a lot of photographers, its multitude of features can prove to be a hindrance rather than a help. Enter Photoshop Elements 7, the latest version of Adobe’s best-selling consumer photo-editing software that aims to offer the things that you really need at a fraction of the price of its big brother. With a wallet-friendly price of £65 ex Vat / $99.99, is Elements 7 the right photo editor for these troubled financial times? Jon Canfield takes you on a guided tour of all the new additions.

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#1 The_Gooze!

Sounds like a fine update but don't forget Paint Shop Pro X2 ain't half bad, either!

11:45 pm - Tuesday, November 4, 2008

#2 aldussault

when is the Mac undate schedulrd to come out

4:00 pm - Tuesday, November 11, 2008

#3 James Knuckey

Thanks for the informative review.

I am considering upgrading Elements 6 software ion the near future.

James Knuckey

8:15 pm - Tuesday, November 11, 2008

#4 Johan Van Der schans

This review was very helpful and concise,I will purchase now Elements 7,I have already Elements 4 ,but the upgrade is wel worth it ,Thanks.

8:22 pm - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

#5 Christine

I recently installed version 6.0 on a new computer with Windows Vista. I am experiencing system freezes when the photo downloader is activated. Is version 7.0 more compatible with Vista? Thanks!

5:32 pm - Thursday, December 4, 2008

#6 jang573

In a brief and friendly way , this review manages to explain what you can do with this new version of Photoshop Elements in comparison with previous ones. Congratulations !

1:29 am - Friday, December 5, 2008

#7 Richard

Bought PSE6 last year & install on new Intel Duo system. The very short story - Organizer simply wouldn't work until I learned how to turn OFF one of the Intel Core 2 Duo processors in my system - in other words, I had to cripple my computer in order to run PSE6!

I couldn't believe that a company the size of Adobe could release software that WOULD NOT WORK with amost ALL the CPUs currently on the market. I still can't believe it.

I understand that this "bug" has been fixed and version 7 now works fine with dual processor systems but I'm still so pissed at Adobe that I don't plan to send them any more of my money until I get a money-back guarantee... and I'm certain that isn't going to happen any time soon.

2:56 pm - Sunday, December 7, 2008

#8 Peter Howard

Many thanks for a concise and detailed explanation of this prog. I have just bought it and am reassured by your explanation.

10:08 pm - Tuesday, December 9, 2008

#9 Roberta Taylor

Thank you for the information which I have found very useful. Think I will be upgrading to version 7 soon.

2:01 pm - Tuesday, December 16, 2008

#10 Stew

I first started with Element 2.0 and have faithfully upgraded each time, currently at V6.0. But I don't see enough new in 7 from your review to make it worth the $120 that Adobe wants for the upgrade with Photoshop.com Plus membership. The $80 upgrade (w/o Plus membership) seems more reasonable to me, especially since I'm already heavily invested with Flickr.

7:41 pm - Tuesday, December 30, 2008

#11 Jenapher

Thanks for this. I just bought this program so I could resize my pictures for contest submissions and this was a user-friendly explanation of all the other cool bells and whistles.

6:53 pm - Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#12 Paul Skirrow

Very helpful review. Thanks.

7:03 pm - Sunday, February 8, 2009

#13 Karen

Just purchased the Elements 7 & Premier Elements 7 package for photo/video editing. I'm new to all of this and overwhelmed. Where is the best place to get help. Adobe knowledgebase is not working for me. Thanks

5:17 pm - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

#14 jeannette

what adobe elements work on a Mac computer?

6:44 pm - Sunday, June 28, 2009

#15 David Tolfree

Can I use Elements 7 to take out specific images from a photo - like people and re-insert them in different positions or add figures to the photo

2:36 pm - Wednesday, July 22, 2009

#16 Al Jacobson

Does PSE7 have all of the features included in PSE6? I currently have PSE5 running and due to family illness did not upgrade to V6 when it came out. Now I cannot find v6. Would I be missing some feature included in V6 if I jump to PSE7?
Where could I find a tabulated comparison of v6 and7? Thank you for any help.
Good review.

3:58 am - Sunday, August 23, 2009

#17 Peter Kaye

Is it possible to add text to photos in Elements 7 in the same way you can in Photoshop CS4?

12:36 pm - Monday, August 31, 2009

#18 Peter

Not as much a review as a sales brochure. Has the reviewer even tried out any of the features he so faithfully copied from the Adobe sales literature? This so-called review is simply sales propaganda, plain and simple.

5:46 am - Monday, September 7, 2009

#19 john bogdovitz

wish you had more info on RAW i can't get it to register while importing

6:33 am - Friday, September 25, 2009

#20 gh jones

Have just bought PSE7 & don`t it like one bit.No full screen edit. Even Ver5 can do that.Cannot put two images side by side for comparison. if you try it just loads one on top of the other & the original is deleted. Have now deleted it, it was a pleasure to get back to 2. Also have PSProPhoto and will carry on with that. Also PhotoFiltre and even that can show 2 images together, & its freeware/

8:48 pm - Wednesday, December 16, 2009