Photoshop Elements for 11 year old new photographer?

1 month 2 weeks ago #656970 by MM Images
Would you say Photoshop Elements is age appropriate for a 11 year old boy?  My son is showing interest in photography, I think Photoshop will be a bit much, and I don't want to get turned off because it was too tough.   Hoping that Photoshop Elements would be something easier to pick up and use, even for  younger person?  

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1 month 2 weeks ago #656987 by Jill Pomeroy
Yes, it's pretty straight forward, and it builds into the Photoshop eco system for later entry.  

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1 month 2 weeks ago #657073 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day MM

Elements is an excellent photo editor and image management system - regardless of any "possible" upwards movement to the professional product

Make sure you download the version than matches your computer's operating system [32-bit or 64-bit ... mac or W$] and start from there

I suggest that one of the early things he does is visit 'Edit> Preferences' and select some of the things he likes the screen to display and the mouse / touch-pad to operate

Another beauty of Elements is the multiple menu options available - from 'auto' to 'beginner' to 'full'

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder

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1 month 2 weeks ago #657186 by Sawyer
My wife uses Elements daily, very good program!

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