upgrading Adobe question

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Luke, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Hey all,
    I need to upgrade to a new version of Photoshop Elements so it will open RAW files from a camera that is not supported by my old version. I use a lot of the NIK software products through the Photoshop Elements (much like many of you I assume do with Lightroom). Do you know if they will automatically be found by the new Elements? Are there any tips or tricks I should be aware of before I upgrade?
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    If its just an upgrade of the existing installation you shouldnt need to do much, but if its a completely new install, I think you'll need to reinstall NIK or at least point the new elements at its location. Photoshop has a setting in preferences/options/whatever which lets you point it to additional plugin locations. does Elements do that?
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I think it'll be a new install. I'll be going from Elements 10 to Elements 12. I'll poke around Adobe's website and see if I can find more info.I won't consider it an upgrade if I lose my ability to use the NIK software.
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Hi Luke

    I use Elements 10 - do you know what improvements Elements 12 gives over 10
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    well the big thing for me is that 10 doesn't offer RAW support for my camera. But there have been a few improvements, notably a better "content-aware".

    I just found out that Elements programs operate indepently of each other so I can try a 30 day trial without losing my Elements 10, so I'll just download the trial and see if it does what want. I'll let you know what other improvements there are as well, Bill.
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  6. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Let us know Luke. I have 10 as well and no raw though I generally open in LR first and once I do that I can flip flop images to Nik or PSE.
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