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What is the difference between Elements & CS6

New Here ,
Jun 06, 2012 Jun 06, 2012

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What is the difference between Elements & CS6

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Adobe Employee , Jun 07, 2012 Jun 07, 2012

There are many differences, too many to list really, but here are some of the major ones:

1. Elements comes with the catalog based Organizer. CS6 has the file navigation based Bridge.

2. The Elements Editor has stripped down versions of many of the same tools that CS6 has. Same tools, fewer options.

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3. Elements Editor has Quick and Guided editing modes to simply workflow to the most basic needs.

4. Elements does not support CMYK and has very little support for 16-bit images.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 06, 2012 Jun 06, 2012

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MagsPS wrote:

What is the difference between Elements & CS6

Well,

Here, CS6 = € 955,60 and PSE10 = € 99,27.

Difference = € 856,33.

That's only part of the story. Just think about the upgrade price every 2 or 3 years...

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There are many differences, too many to list really, but here are some of the major ones:

1. Elements comes with the catalog based Organizer. CS6 has the file navigation based Bridge.

2. The Elements Editor has stripped down versions of many of the same tools that CS6 has. Same tools, fewer options.

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3. Elements Editor has Quick and Guided editing modes to simply workflow to the most basic needs.

4. Elements does not support CMYK and has very little support for 16-bit images.

For a more comprehensive guide, please see:

FAQ: Why is Photoshop Elements cheaper? What's different about Photoshop?

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Jul 30, 2012 Jul 30, 2012

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I think the best answer for someone who is asking as a shopping comparision is what adobe states in their own side by side.

Hope this helps you as much as it helped me.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 03, 2013 Feb 03, 2013

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Thank you all. I have now sorted it out.

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Feb 07, 2013 Feb 07, 2013

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I'm told this case is still open, how do I close it?

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Hi Mags, this guide may also help in terms of more detail and comparing the different Photoshop products available from Adobe:

What's the Difference Between Photoshop CS6 vs. Elements vs. Lightroom?

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