I've been using my brother's Photoshop CS5 for some years now. I'm only an amateur but quite enjoy mucking around on it and seeing what I can do. My laptop died, however, and my brother never reinstalled it, so now I'm looking for a replacement version.
I've tried to do research but am still rather confused on which one (if any) I should get. I thought Photoshop Elements 2023 may suit my needs, but the pages and videos haven't advertised the features I require. I have downloaded Photoshop Express but honestly find it useless.
Apart from your typical photos/images manipulation, I'll be doing things like calendars, cards, t-shirt designs and family tree diagrams (just to name a few). So I would like ability to draw lines, boxes and have word art etc. I haven't come across any Photoshop that can do that.
I also DO NOT want to be paying for a subscription (however I will if necessary for a month just to get things done), and I also don't want to be paying stupid amounts for an app (I'm aware that previous perpetual licences have cost between $1200-$1500 AUD).
Ideally, I would like a perpertual licence and something I can use offline. I am not worried about updates and receiving the latest whatever.
Hopefully someone can help me out? I appreciate anyone that's read to the end. Cheers.
As this is primarily a user to user support forum for Adobe products, this is about all we can suggest: you can update and subscribe to a modern version of Photoshop or use Elements (nonsubscription). Those are your opinions on Adobe products. Or stick with what you have.
Thank you thedigitaldog, but I already know those are my options (as mentioned in my post). I also don't have a current option which is why I am here.
What feature do you need that dosen't work in Elements?
The other option is getting the Photography Bundle which is only around $10 a month.
The features that I mentioned in my original post. I was unsure if Elements was PURELY photographic or photographic/graphic design.
The Photography 20GB cost $14.29AUD/month, and the Photography 1TB cost $28.59AUD/month. Either way, not suitable for my needs.
You can get a 7-day trial of Photoshop (subscription) and a 30-day trial of Photoshop Elements (perpetual).
One thing that needs to be mentioned is that Photoshop Elements is 40% off for the Black Friday sale and is currently $59.99. It does not say how long this sale will last, so you might want to act quickly if you are considering it. When I move misplace posts from this forum to that one, I see that some folks will keep using a version for ten years.
Also, your license, whether perpetual or subscription, is for one user. It is not to be shared with a second person.
"I also DO NOT want to be paying for a subscription (however I will if necessary for a month..."
The US$9.99 price mentioned above is an annual subscription, paid monthly, with a commitment for a year. The monthly "cancel anytime" plan is US$31.49 per month.
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@thedigitaldog wrote on 23 November:
Take up to 35 percent off.
It's probably best to use the Adobe link I posted two days ago in this thread, Andrew. It's 40% instead of 35%, saving USD$5.
@jane-e wrote on 21 November:
One thing that needs to be mentioned is that Photoshop Elements is 40% off for the Black Friday sale and is currently $59.99. ...