What follows is a list from Adobe of those features that are new in Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and those that have been enhanced. (The latter are in italics.) I have already commented on most of these new features and given examples:

Organize With Ease:

Edit and Enhance:

Create and Inspire:

Share Everywhere:

System Requirements:

• 1.6GHz or faster processor
• Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or 3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• 1GB of RAM
• 2GB of available hard-disk space
• Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
• 1,024 x 576 monitor resolution at 96 dpi or less
• Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
• DVD-ROM drive
• Web features require Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 or Mozilla Firefox 1.5 through 3.x

You can download a free trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and I always recommend that people do so if they are considering buying a new program or upgrading from an earlier version.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/?promoid=BPDEM is the website to go to to find out how to download a free trial and find out more information about Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.

The cost for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is US $79.99 after a $20 mail in rebate. To, also, subscribe to Photoshop.com Plus, the cost is US $119.99 after the rebate. A great deal can be had if you purchase Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 together because the final cost after the $30 rebate is $119.99. One can also purchase the bundle - Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Plus. The rebate is time sensitive so go to: http://store.adobe.com/store/en_us/popup/software/pse8pre8/rebateterms.html for information and rules.

Even without any rebate, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is a fantastic deal and worth every penny and more. Obviously, I highly recommend it.

As a note, if you have an earlier version, I always suggest people look at the new features and decide if they will be utilized in their particular work flow. This chart from the Adobe website should be useful.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 share many panels, screens, and functions. To get the most out of the programs, I recommend that you purchase the bundle. The number of projects you can create and share seems to be endless.

For information on more Adobe products, go to: http://www.adobe.com.

Click to see a review of Premiere Elements 8.

Update 02/08/13: This article was translated by Vera Djuraskovic at her request into Serbo-Croatian. http://science.webhostinggeeks.com/adobe-photoshop.