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04-14-2016, 10:17 AM   #1
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Elements 14 worthwhile upgrade from 11?

I currently have Elements 11; is it worthwhile to upgrade to 14?

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Can't speak for PSE11 but I used PSE9 since it came out about six years ago. PSE 14 have more bells and whistles over PSE 9 but for what I do, the added features isn't enough of a justification to upgrade especially with NIK Plug-Ins loaded on PSE9. The only reason I went up to 14 is BH had it on "Hot Deals" for $45.
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The only reason I went up to 14 is BH had it on "Hot Deals" for $45.
Darn, sorry I missed seeing that deal!
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Elements 14 is a worthwhile upgrade from 11 in my humble opinion for the following reasons: Elements 14 can develop raw files, reduce camera shake blur, do layers processing, remove haze from pictures, and has guided edits feature which helps you to edit your pictures.

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Thanks very much! I'll indeed get E14!
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Elements 14 is a worthwhile upgrade from 11 in my humble opinion for the following reasons: Elements 14 can develop raw files, reduce camera shake blur, do layers processing, remove haze from pictures, and has guided edits feature which helps you to edit your pictures.

The only addition that I have found useful is the reduction of motion blur. The dehazing works but can be handled through other programs and plug-ins. I have booth versions installed on separate computers and use them in conjunction with Lightroom.
The PSE11 is a very competent program and has most of the functionality, layout and handling that PSE14 has (among other things Camera RAW, layers and guides). So if you're not looking for a specific function I think that you should save your money.
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I have V 8 and V 11 which I used extensively. I also bought Photoshop CC on a deal so I use that too as well as Lightroom. I do most editing now in lightroom and use PSE/PS CC for certain tasks. Then PSE 11 is my go to program for most things except when the heavy lifting of the full PS is needed. PS CC does a better job of background extraction. PSE 8 I use now for saving to .eps format which Adobe thoughtfully omitted from PSE 11

In sort, each iteration of elements adds some new features but what is not publicised is what they leave off.
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Thanks for the opinions; I'm now on the fence whether to buy or not!

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Check with Adobe to see what they've added and/or what they've removed. I started out using ver. 5, went to ver. 9, then ver.11, now I'm using ver. 13. Thought about going 14 but usually when they offer a newer version for so cheap, that means they're getting ready to bring out an even newer ver.
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