Affordable Photoshop

If you, friends or family don’t have the full version of Photoshop, check out Photoshop Elements ($90). It’s a powerful image editor that uses the same engine as Photoshop, but with a simpler interface. Version 11 was just released, with a new, even friendlier interface than before. A new “Guided Mode” walks users through common edits, and Adobe has included new high-end effects such as Vignette and Tilt-Shift. New filters include Pen and Ink, Graphic Novel and Comic. Read about it in Lesa Snider’s Macworld review here.