Which version of Photoshop should I buy?

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate with serviece pack 1, Genuine Intel(R) 575 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00 GHz processor, 3 GB RAM, 32- bit. Which version of Photoshop should I buy ?
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That depends on what you'd like to do with the software.

You can download a free 30-day trial of any of our software to see what's right for you: http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html

If you're a photographer and want to import images from your camera (raw or jpeg), catalog your images, and adjust your images, Lightroom is probably your best bet.

If you need to do advanced compositing (combine multiple images together using layers and masks) then Photoshop CC is probably your best option.

The Creative Cloud Photography program gives you the best of both worlds, Photoshop CC and Lightroom, plus Lightroom mobile for your mobile devices in one package: https://creative.adobe.com/plans/photography Learn when to use each application: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/lightroom-photoshop-overview.html

If you're new to digital imaging and you want a simple editing app and organizer, Photoshop Elements is your best option.

Check out these free learning resources (video tutorials, user manuals, etc) from Adobe to help you get up to speed: http://adobe.ly/iczlLh

Here's a 3rd party buying guide: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/adobe-photoshop-buying-guide,review-2617.html