Review – Adobe Premiere Elements 4

March 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Following on from our Photoshop Elements 6 review, the other half of the two-disc bundle is Adobe Premiere Elements 4. As you would expect from a bundled package, the interface shares a look and colour scheme with the new Photoshop Elements and the two packages interact with each other in an easy unobtrusive fashion. How does the ‘user friendly’ version of Premiere measure up to its 800lb cousin?
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Review – Acrobat 8 Professional

March 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

For all of the universal presence of the PDF format it’s a constant surprise just how many people are unaware of the existence of Acrobat Professional, the software used to create and manage those PDFs. But why would you want to make a PDF?
Well, at its simplest level, the PDF is about as close as you can get digitally to the printed page – a universal, freely distributed medium which, once editing is complete, can be published in a locked format and distributed without fear of it being changed.
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Review – Photoshop Elements 6

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Photoshop Elements 6 is a re-engineered version of the most powerful tool in the business – like a production version of a championship rally car. At a fraction of the price of its industry darling sibling, it’s affordable by just about everyone. So how does it measure up? Should you buy it? Read on and find out….

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Best Photo-Cataloguing Software?

March 10th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I need your help.
I’ve been into photography – both as a viewer and a photographer – for a long long time. I’ve also been designing for web and print for some time. I also save any images that catch my eye on the internet, be they advertising, funnies, art, stock or erm… entertainment. This means that over the years I have accumulated many, many thousands of images spread across hundreds of folders on three or four different hard drives.
I have decided that instead of choosing folders in which to save images – followed at a later date by a frustrating search for the image when I want it – the answer is to simply dump the whole lot into a single folder. All of them, no sub-folders, or separate drives, nothing. then I’ll use tagging and/or cataloguing software to sort it all into a searchable, comprehensible image library.
The question is, what software to use? I know of Picassa but have not used it since its beta stage when it was ok but a bit… clunky
So, what software can I use to achieve the above scenario? Or are you thinking, “God, no! Don’t do it!!”
Oh, one more thing – free is the new black.
Oh, one more more thing – it must work with all image formats, or at least with PSD, TIFF, PNG, EPS, GIF and JPG.