@stratmanNot meant as offensive. I was treating you like I do The Hat, as a pal. I apologize for offending you.
Regret the delay in answering. If the cost is excluded, I have not looked at a cost comparison at all, and have not used Elements since V5 my selection is biased towards LR as my path was to move from Elements to LR.elements or light room what are the major differences, layers are not needed, just touch-up photos
I have used it. Or, more accurately, tried to. Overkill for many needs. One of the most accomplished professional photographers I know uses ACDSee. No PS except for rare occasions. And even if you want most of what it can do, there are a lot of less expensive options from Corel, for instance.You certainly have one huge problem with Photoshop in general and seem to know awful lot about nothing, and seeing as you’ve never used it, you know in fact diddly squat about what it can actually do for digital photography.
This thread is about learning to use Photoshop easily and not about knocking it, so why don’t you engage your brain a little more before outputting your ridiculous gossip about something you obviously have a huge distaste for and leave it at that, please by all means comment but stop Ranting.
O’ by the way it’s an absolutely marvellous Application, once you have a mind for it.