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  • 2.0 stars

    "Powerful, but cannot see screen menus"

    June 30, 2012  |   By jkaminski

    Pros

    Several new features. Widely used, thus you get lots of examples on how to use the program.

    Cons

    My main concern is that the user interface is black on dark grey. This makes it very difficult to see what options you have selected or even some of the option names.
    I also find the Organizer tool is more for novices than for people with tens of thousands of images that need to be worked on daily.

    Summary

    I upgraded from an old version of PSE. Although I appreciate some of the newer tools, I had to revert to my old version for every day work. Anyone over 40 should seriously consider another product until Adobe gets the UI fixed. There are hundreds of complaints on their Forum on this topic, but Adobe does not seem to be interested in taking them seriously. I just wasted $100.

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