Photoshop Elements: I need a good raw editor

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I'm thinking of buying elements 10. Is there a way to get the version of cameraraw that's in photoshop in elements. (the elements version is too scaled down) PS is too expensive and lightroom doesn't do more advanced editing.
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Thomas Hillyer

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Posted 6 years ago

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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Hello! Lightroom has all the features of Camera Raw, plus some more: http://www.adobe.com/products/photosh...
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Thomas Hillyer

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Yes but I would still have to buy an advanced editor on top of that. And I wouldn't use the catalog features I prefer browsing Images by folder like with bridge. (I have great freeware for that)
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Hi Thomas,

Sorry, no, the pro features of Camera Raw are only available in Lightroom and Photoshop CS.

More details here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

Are you on Mac or Win? Many users do use Lightroom as their catalog software and raw editor, and use the Elements Editor for compositing/layers, etc. The Mac app store has the Elements editor alone for $79 and Lightroom for $149.
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Thomas Hillyer

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I'm on WIN 7 the prices are the same for both platforms. Like I said I really don't like the catalog functions of lightroom. or Elements. Bridge is great but I just can't afford PS so I'm using a freeware program called "Faststone", only thing it's missing is a way to rate the images. I just can't see paying $150 for just to use the RAW editor. Now if Elements had a decent RAW editor in it I'd pay $150 for that.
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One last comment just in case Adobe is reading
I down loaded Elements 11 was very disapionted to find they actually made the interface worse. So i'm now useing Corel aftershots (better that lightroom) and Corel paintshop pro (better than elements in some areas not as good in others) The two togather were less expensive than elements alone.
Adobe really needs to get it's act together and realize not everybody is a working pro with money to burn or a complete beginner. there is a middle ground.