Looks reasonable enough to me. I was able to buy Photoshop CS5 Extended as a mature student for £190. I had thought maybe I'd buy upgrades, but being retired now I don't think I'll be spending £190 to buy into CS6. There are very few casual users who need Photoshop CS anyway, Elements is more than enough. Unless you're getting into design, CS is overkill. I live in hopes of getting myself organised enough to start making use of my copy of Photoshop CS5 Extended. I've bought a few books on Digital Painting and I'm hoping to incorporate the techniques therein into my workflow to enhance the standard of uploads to the Irish Art gallery on my website www.irishancestry.biz
in conjunction with the graphics tablet which I've never quite got round to becoming familiar with! One of the books I bought is "Art & Design in Photoshop" by Steve Caplin. I'm sorry I didn't get it a year earlier than I did - it would have made a big difference to the final year of my Creative Imaging degree (graduated a year ago, aged 61. Oldest schoolboy in town!) To return to my original theme, having used various photo editing programmes, Elements 2, Elements 4, CS, CS2, and CS3, Serif Photoplus and GIMP, I suffered a monumental computer crash and lost everything. When I got going again, I loaded up Elements 2 ( got it free with my first scanner years ago) and was stunned to discover that it was capable of doing all the basic stuff I normally do - Levels, Crop, Saturation, Sharpen etc.
One of the much vaunted features of Photoshop CS5 is Content Aware. I haven't even looked for it yet, never mind use it!
Ramble over, bed is calling!