Everybody likes to take photos when on vacation, since this is one of the ways one gets to preserve memories for longer periods and relive the great times they had. This experience can be enhanced by adding image effects, bringing them a touch of style or simply turning them into artistic creations. Adobe Photoshop Elements can help in achieving all of these purposes.
Due to the complexity of this application, it takes several minutes to download and install it, even longer on older computers. Once the setup is run, users get the chance to specify whether they want to organize or to edit their images.
The former option comes in handy for sorting one's pics, finding them on the computer and creating catalogs. Each image can get a rating and they can also be sent as email attachments, shared on Facebook, flickr or YouTube, and even burned onto discs for backup or distribution.
The editing functionality supports a variety of actions, ranging from the basic ones like crop, rotate, straighten or sharpen, to the more elaborate ones: touch-up blemishes and scratches, fix keystone distortion or correct skin tones.
Adobe Photoshop Elements allows users to extract objects of multiple photos and to combine them so as to obtain the ideal photo – in other words, one can get the best elements of several pics and generate a high-quality group photograph. Furthermore, the orientation can be easily changed: a portrait image can get to landscape and viceversa, with no distortion on the key objects.
Photographers can also modify the depth of field or apply dedicated effects, including line drawing, lomography effect, old fashioned photo, Orton effect or saturated slide film one.
One can enhance the look of their pictures by also designing virtual albums, overlaying stylistic text or adding frames and masks, all the necessary tools to bring out the best in the images.
To sum up, the trial period needs to be thoroughly taken advantage of, since there are numerous features that need to be tested and layouts that can be produced before deciding to purchase a license.