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Looking for a replacement Photoshop CS5 app

New Here ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Hey all,

 

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.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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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. 

 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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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.

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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What feature do you need that dosen't work in Elements? 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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The other option is getting the Photography Bundle which is only around $10 a month.

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Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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Hi Daniel,

 

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.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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@Darkangel593 

 

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.

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/buy-elements.html

 

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.

 

Jane

 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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For photoshop elements there are a couple of plugins that add some photoshop features:

https://elementsplus.net/

https://thepluginsite.com/products/elementsxxl/index2.htm

 

 

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Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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You could also consider https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

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Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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https://www.macworld.com/article/1390832/adobe-photoshop-premiere-elements-2023-discount.html

Save big on Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2023 in Black Friday sale
Take up to 35 percent off.

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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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. ...

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/buy-elements.html


 

Jane

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