ADOBE -- The biggest feature in Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 is its ability to handle photos in camera raw format. This format preserves the camera image as a "negative" which mean it lets you open the images and edit them without any kind of loss in the image. Photoshop Elements has a Camera Raw dialog box that lets you save the settings for a specific camera or a specific lighting condition and reuse them when opening another camera raw file or a batch of camera raw files.
Cool features in Photoshop Elements include:
- Organizer that creates useful subsets for timeline viewing, among other things.
- Photo Review can be set to music, with each photo in a full-screen view.
- Version Sets track multiple versions of edited or shared photos by automatically creating a stacked "history" of the multiple copies.
- Wizards make easy work of slide shows, calendars and greeting cards.
- Stacks keep less-than-perfect shots behind the best ones of a batch.
- Quick Fix helps with colour and lighting adjustments.
- Noise removal cleans up bad scans.
- Zit Removal is done with the "spot healing brush" and erases blemishes with a single click.
- Red Eye Removal continues as a separate tool.
- Cookie Cutter is like the marching ants of Photoshop.
The program does more than these things but these features work magic for amateur photographers.
Scott Kelby -- The Photoshop Elements 3 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) ISBN 0321269055 (New Riders, 2004)