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Old Oct 16, 2005, 2:33 PM   #1
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I've bought Photoshop Elements 3. Is there other software I should consider to complement it? Should I consider other good software like iMatch,Nikon Capture, Nikon View, Picasa to work with Elements?

All I need to do is to edit, organize it and categorize with IPTC. I don't want to install too many junk software on my computer (including those come with my digital camera). I also worry that, although using a combination of best-of-breed software may give the best result, it might also complicated the whole workflow process too much.
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Old Oct 26, 2005, 7:06 AM   #2
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Hi ahdummy,

Just a note to say I found this forum very useful when I used Elements. I'm sure you know about it, but just in case....


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Old Oct 29, 2005, 3:16 AM   #3
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Thank You for the site info.

There is a lot of help there.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 7:32 AM   #4
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Elements 3 already has a fine Organizer, so you don't really need iMatch. It can also handle IPTC. When you email or export tagged files, tag info is automatically included as an IPTC keyword. And if you don't use Elements to do so, you can write the info manually.

It has raw file capabilities and the latest camera raw plugin, 3.2, can handle most Nikons, so you probably don't need Nikon Capture or view.

Elements 3 is also an excellent editor, so you don't need Picasa.

So, that leaves you with plugins. I would look into a noise reduction program. Yes, Elements has a fairly basic NR filter, but take a look at Neat Image. It's free for home use I believe and very good at the job.

There are probably thousands of plugins available for PS and Elements, too many to list and many are free !

Familiarize yourself with Elements first, then think about what you might need.
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 3:03 AM   #5
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I had a quick look at the Neat Image home page and it does not seem to be free for home users?

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Old Oct 30, 2005, 8:06 AM   #6
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I can see the confusion. Neat Image Demo is Distributed as Freeware For Home Users

I don't use Neat Image, but many do, and it does seem that it is for free in Demo form. I think this simply means you don't get the full functionality as the paid for version.

Oh, it does the job, very well, but you won't get things like batch processing, maybe one or two other things. But it will do the job !

I understand that the Demo licence doesn't expire. The link above is for the Windows version. If you use a Mac, just click the Mac button, top left of the screen.
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