Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by Terry, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I upgraded my Photoshop Elements 2.0 with the latest from Adobe that's on the stands,, version 4.0

    I had to remove it though, it had too many programs running all the time.
    My computer slowed down to about half speed.

    I only needed the graphics program once in a while, but it wants to be in memory everytime the computer is on.

    Has anyone else noticed what a memory hog this program has become?

    What graphics programs are you using instead?
  2. rshackleford

    rshackleford New Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    Eastern Montana (The Bakken)
    Did you check the startup file folder. Was the program starting something there at every computer startup?

    I would think the program preferences would allow you to keep this memory problem from occuring until you start the program; however, all bets are off once you run it.

    this is just a guess. My computer knowledge is just from trial and error. Mostly the latter.
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  4. tjbaudio

    tjbaudio Sound and Light Suppervisor for a School District

    Dec 6, 2005
    sound and light suppervisor for a school district
    I use The GIMP. It runs on windows and Linux. It is also open source and free to use. Very powerful program.
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

    Jul 15, 2005
    Water well and pump tech.
    Riverview, Fl.
    I bought a product called Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9 from a newsletter I subscribe to. I paid under $30.00 for it and it supposidly sold for well over $100.00 retail.

    It is a scaled down version of Photoshop in my opinion.

    You can check it out here. It is the last item on the page at the bottom.

  6. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    ACDSEE has a couple of programs that have gotten good reviews. THey have two versions, and you can download and try either one (it's a timed trial - 1 month I think).

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