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Exploring the differences in Mac versions of Elements

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Video: Exploring the differences in Mac versions of Elements

If you are a Mac user, you have two versions of Elements 10 to choose from: the Standard version, and an abbreviated Editor-only version that's available from the Mac App Store. Let's take a look at the differences so you can decide which is right for you. The Standard version of Elements 10 for Mac comes complete with an Organizer, an Editor, and all the other features you will see in this course. The Standard version on a Mac is the same as the Windows version of Elements 10, which you will see throughout this course. The Standard version for Mac or for Windows is the one that you get when you buy Photoshop Elements 10 from retail outlets, and from most online outlets, like here at the adobe.com web site that I am viewing in my web browser.

Exploring the differences in Mac versions of Elements

If you are a Mac user, you have two versions of Elements 10 to choose from: the Standard version, and an abbreviated Editor-only version that's available from the Mac App Store. Let's take a look at the differences so you can decide which is right for you. The Standard version of Elements 10 for Mac comes complete with an Organizer, an Editor, and all the other features you will see in this course. The Standard version on a Mac is the same as the Windows version of Elements 10, which you will see throughout this course. The Standard version for Mac or for Windows is the one that you get when you buy Photoshop Elements 10 from retail outlets, and from most online outlets, like here at the adobe.com web site that I am viewing in my web browser.

Alternatively, there is the Editor-Only version of Elements 10 for Mac that's available from the online Mac App Store. To get there, I'll open the Mac App Store, which is different from the adobe.com store. To purchase that, I need to go to the Mac App Store. To do that, I will go up to the Apple at the top of my screen and I will choose App Store. Of course, I need to be online to see the App Store. Here in the App Store, I can search for Photoshop Elements 10 from this search field.

It shows up in the search results, and I'll click on it, and here is the page that describes the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Editor-only that you can purchase and download from here in The Mac App Store. Notice that in order to run the Editor-only version, you need to have Mac OS X.6.6 or later. By contrast, the Standard version can run on OS X 5.8 and later. I have already downloaded and installed the Elements 10 Editor. If you haven't, this button will redownload, and you can click it to download the program, which will automatically install on your Mac.

If you do purchase the Editor-only version from the Mac App Store, you can redownload it and install it on any other Mac that you own on which you use the same App Store account. Here, you can see the Editor-only version open on my Mac. It looks just like the Editor in the Standard version of Elements, and it has all the same photo-editing features that are available in the Standard version of Elements for Mac in the Editor. For example, here I'm in the Full Edit workspace, just like in the Standard version, and I can switch to the Quick Photo Edit workspace here or the Guided Photo Edit workspace or back to the Full Edit workspace.

And I have all the same panels and the same tools that I would have in the Editor in the Standard version of Elements 10. The big difference between the Editor-only version for Mac and the Standard version for Mac is that this Editor-only version has no Organizer, and therefore, there's no place to perform photo-management tasks, like keyword tagging, organizing photos into albums, and star-rating that you will see in this course. If you do decide to go with this Editor-only version, you might use Apple's iPhoto to organize your photos, or you could organize your photos the old- fashioned way, by putting them into folders perhaps labeled by date and subject matter.

There are a couple of other differences in the Editor-only version that are related to the lack of an Organizer. For example, the Editor-only version has no welcome screen, nor does it have photo sharing options that are run from the Organizer in the Standard version. So if I go over to the column on the right and I click on Share, the only option I have is to burn CDs and DVDs, whereas in the Standard version, I would have photo-sharing options like sharing photos by email, sharing in online albums, sharing to Facebook and other social media sites, and ordering commercially printed photos.

This Editor-only version also has no Adobe Photo Downloader to help you get photos off of your camera and into your computer. So if you choose the Editor-only version, you will have to use some other method of getting photos out of your camera, like dragging photos off your memory card into your operating system, or maybe using iPhoto's downloading features. Another difference between the Standard and the Editor-only version is the way that you will open files. In the Standard version, I recommend that you start in the Organizer, use its search features and its visual features to find your photos, and then open your photos from the Organizer into the Editor.

But here in the Editor-only version, the way to open files is to go up to the File menu at the top of the screen, choose Open, and then navigate to the place on your computer where you keep your photos, and then select them. I will click on this photo to select it. I will hold the Command key and I will click on another photo. And once those photos are selected, I will click Open, and that will open both, which you can see down here in a project bin, with one of the photos selected, and ready for editing. If I wanted to edit this, I would go over to the column on the right, click on the Edit tab, and then click on which of the photo-editing workspaces I wanted to work in.

A word about using this Editor-only version on a Mac to follow along with this course: if you are using the Editor-only version, you may want to skip all the chapters and movies that have Organizer in their titles, because they're just not relevant to your version of the program. But all the chapters on editing and making photo creations remain relevant to you. If you're using the Standard version on a Mac, everything you see me do in Windows in this course is relevant for you, with the exception of the few movies marked Windows Only. So Mac users, you have a choice to make.

If you want a program to help you organize your growing collection of digital photos or you depend on those extra sharing features like sharing by email directly from Elements, go ahead and get the Standard version. But if the main thing you want to do in Elements is edit your photos, you'll be fine with the Editor-only version that you can download from The Mac App Store.

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  1. 23m 48s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Getting around Elements
      6m 9s
    3. Exploring the differences in Mac versions of Elements
      5m 41s
    4. Working with Organizer catalogs
      6m 16s
    5. Using the exercise files
      4m 44s
  2. 21m 39s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      5m 35s
    2. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 44s
    3. Importing photos from a computer
      3m 1s
    4. Importing photos from an iPhoto library
      5m 27s
    5. Importing photos from external drives
      2m 52s
  3. 31m 24s
    1. Working in Thumbnail view
      4m 10s
    2. Working in Folder Location view
      4m 33s
    3. Reviewing photos in Full Screen view
      4m 55s
    4. Editing and organizing in Full Screen view
      7m 20s
    5. Comparing photos in Side by Side view
      4m 10s
    6. Displaying photos in Date view
      2m 40s
    7. Viewing photo information
      3m 36s
  4. 47m 47s
    1. Using keyword tags to categorize photos
      6m 42s
    2. Organizing keyword tags
      4m 25s
    3. Finding photos by keyword tag
      3m 39s
    4. Automatically tagging people
      8m 21s
    5. Using automatic smart tagging
      5m 36s
    6. Assigning ratings to photos
      4m 9s
    7. Creating albums to organize photos
      5m 7s
    8. Creating smart albums
      5m 52s
    9. Stacking photos to reduce thumbnail clutter
      3m 56s
  5. 24m 35s
    1. Finding photos that are visually similar to each other
      4m 3s
    2. Searching for an object in a photo
      3m 45s
    3. Finding duplicate photos
      4m 50s
    4. Searching by text
      5m 59s
    5. Exploring the Find menu
      4m 27s
    6. Finding photos in the Timeline
      1m 31s
  6. 22m 41s
    1. Deleting photos
      4m 30s
    2. Renaming photos
      2m 24s
    3. Moving photos
      3m 58s
    4. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 37s
    5. Changing photo dates
      4m 29s
    6. Backing up
      2m 43s
  7. 16m 14s
    1. Choosing an editing workspace
      4m 37s
    2. Autocorrecting with the Organizer's Photo Fix options
      3m 47s
    3. Photo finishing with the Organizer's Photo Fix options
      4m 2s
    4. Changing a Photo Fix adjustment
      3m 48s
  8. 22m 10s
    1. Editing with assistance: the Guided Edit workspace
      6m 27s
    2. Retouching a photo the step-by-step way
      7m 55s
    3. Creating a dreamlike Orton effect
      1m 8s
    4. Simulating shallow depth of field
      4m 11s
    5. Creating a collage using Picture Stack
      2m 29s
  9. 29m 26s
    1. Quick improvements: introducing the Quick Edit workspace
      3m 28s
    2. Applying Quick Edit corrections
      4m 8s
    3. Adjusting lighting
      4m 0s
    4. Correcting color
      4m 20s
    5. Fixing red-eye, improving skies, and touching up photos
      6m 28s
    6. Sharpening images
      3m 10s
    7. Saving in Quick Edit
      3m 52s
  10. 41m 16s
    1. Full control: introducing the Full Edit workspace
      5m 19s
    2. Tips for using the editing tools
      3m 50s
    3. Customizing panels
      5m 10s
    4. Undoing your work
      6m 22s
    5. Zooming and navigating
      4m 41s
    6. Saving images and examining file formats
      4m 50s
    7. Working with multiple documents
      4m 0s
    8. Creating a file from scratch
      2m 57s
    9. Customizing Editor preferences
      4m 7s
  11. 25m 42s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 3s
    2. Managing layers in the Layers panel
      7m 19s
    3. Tips for working with layers
      4m 25s
    4. Understanding layer masks
      6m 55s
  12. 29m 59s
    1. Understanding selections
      6m 49s
    2. Using manual selection tools
      4m 42s
    3. Modifying selections
      4m 20s
    4. Using the automatic selection tools
      7m 11s
    5. Refining selections
      4m 50s
    6. Saving selections
      2m 7s
  13. 23m 52s
    1. Retouching blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush tool
      2m 50s
    2. Retouching skin with the Healing Brush tool
      6m 7s
    3. Retouching with the Clone Stamp tool
      1m 58s
    4. Using the Content-Aware option in the Spot Healing Brush to remove content
      3m 13s
    5. Touching up photos with the Smart Brush tools
      7m 22s
    6. Using the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools
      2m 22s
  14. 1h 0m
    1. Understanding color management
      7m 23s
    2. Understanding adjustment layers
      6m 49s
    3. Adjusting part of a photo
      6m 16s
    4. Correcting contrast and brightness using Levels controls
      5m 6s
    5. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation
      4m 32s
    6. Improving shadow and highlights using Shadow/Highlight
      2m 36s
    7. Adjusting lighting and color using Color Curves
      3m 53s
    8. Removing a color cast
      2m 11s
    9. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
    10. Reducing noise
      3m 53s
    11. Sharpening images
      6m 43s
    12. Processing multiple photos
      8m 19s
  15. 23m 6s
    1. Resizing and changing photo resolution
      7m 1s
    2. Cropping photos
      5m 35s
    3. Straightening photos
      2m 35s
    4. Adding canvas around photos
      2m 43s
    5. Changing a photos orientation using the Recompose tool
      5m 12s
  16. 23m 50s
    1. Combining photos using the Place command
      5m 21s
    2. Using a layer mask to hide a background
      6m 26s
    3. Blending images using a gradient
      8m 18s
    4. Blending images using Blend modes
      3m 45s
  17. 24m 2s
    1. Creating text
      6m 22s
    2. Editing text
      3m 49s
    3. Creating text on a selection
      6m 1s
    4. Creating text around a shape
      3m 51s
    5. Creating text on a custom path
      3m 59s
  18. 22m 43s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 24s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 6s
    3. Adding layer styles
      7m 38s
    4. Making shapes
      5m 17s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 18s
  19. 42m 14s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      3m 35s
    2. The Camera Raw interface
      5m 16s
    3. Adjusting color using the white balance controls
      4m 41s
    4. Controlling lighting and contrast
      6m 26s
    5. Enhancing photos with the Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation controls
      2m 39s
    6. Cropping and straightening
      2m 12s
    7. Reducing Noise
      2m 24s
    8. Sharpening
      6m 46s
    9. Outputting from Camera Raw
      4m 43s
    10. Processing multiple photos in Camera Raw
      3m 32s
  20. 56m 43s
    1. Creating a photo book
      6m 50s
    2. Completing the photo book
      10m 5s
    3. Creating a photo calendar
      8m 19s
    4. Creating a photo greeting card
      5m 17s
    5. Making other photo creations in the Create workspace
      2m 8s
    6. Outputting photo creations from the Create workspace
      2m 50s
    7. Creating a photo slideshow in Windows
      8m 45s
    8. Completing the photo slideshow
      3m 31s
    9. Making a scrapbook page from scratch in Full Edit
      8m 58s
  21. 41m 34s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 30s
    2. Printing contact sheets and picture packages in Windows
      5m 23s
    3. Printing contact sheets and picture packages on a Mac
      8m 33s
    4. Ordering prints from the Organizer
      4m 22s
    5. Sharing photos by email from the Organizer
      3m 46s
    6. Sharing photos with Photo Mail in Windows
      5m 3s
    7. Sharing photos on Facebook from the Organizer
      3m 42s
    8. Sharing photos on Flickr from the Organizer
      2m 15s
  22. 7m 34s
    1. Signing up for an Adobe ID
      2m 20s
    2. Sharing online albums from the Organizer to Photoshop.com
      5m 14s
  23. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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