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Adobe Photoshop Elements

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The Lord is blessing. He gave us a new (to us) PC (Windows 7) now that our Windows Vista PC is vulnerable to Trojans etc.

A perfect stranger who owns a computer store on my route gave me an old (to him) computer tower. I get almost everything transferred or installed...

But then I find my Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 (which I use extensively) won't work in Windows 7.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 is the new version. But I'm struggling to pay the rent / beloved wife has ongoing complications from shingles / my teeth are going bad / a beloved pet appears to be dying of cancer... so I searched and searched for more affordable older versions that will work on my PC but Adobe has everything geared to go to their new version...

{sigh}

I believe in paying my way. But the way keeps getting canceled out and I have to repay my way over and over.

I hate sounding like I am crying "poor mouth." But it's like I can't keep up with these shysters (and all the other ones in the essential costs of living). 

I make photos and videos for several venues including Christian / witnessing / apologetics (like this):

AND GOD SAID1.jpg

Could someone please steer me to where I can get affordable or even free Adobe Photoshop Elements PC software version 7 or later...

I paid full price for the original software (and would use it till kingdom come if I could have)...

Thank you.

 

 

 

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Have you looked at dual booting the new system with an older version of Windows which will run your version of elements, or running it inside a virtual machine? 

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Huh. No, but I'll look into it. Thanks!

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I don't know if you have tried this, but you can tell windows 7 to run programs as if it were an earlier version of windows.

Right click the opening icon and look at properties and there is something there where you can tell 7 to treat the program as running in XP or Vista. In not sure if your program will run in either of those.

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There's a similar free program called Gimp. It can use almost all of photoshop/elements actions and plugins. It also has many that you can't get with photoshop. Like with Photoshop some ar free and others you have to pay for.

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14 minutes ago, Sing40King said:

There's a similar free program called Gimp. It can use almost all of photoshop/elements actions and plugins. It also has many that you can't get with photoshop. Like with Photoshop some ar free and others you have to pay for.

I use gimp all the time, love it. The only downside is it doesn't come with all the how tos and stuff that makes Photoshop user friendly, but I think overall it's better software 

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I find that gipm's photomerg is really cumbersome.

 

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16 hours ago, Sing40King said:

There's a similar free program called Gimp. It can use almost all of photoshop/elements actions and plugins. It also has many that you can't get with photoshop. Like with Photoshop some ar free and others you have to pay for.

I love gimp,use it all the time. I like it better than Photoshop.

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Thanks guys (and gals) I'll look into it!

 

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