Another reason: One of the things I've wanted to do for a LONG time is work with my photos in Photoshop Elements. I have always had problems with my brand-spanking-new version 6 for the Mac not working right - it would crash whenever I tried to open a photo file. This even after numerous phone calls with Adobe tech support.
Since my Mac's hard drive crashed a year and a half ago and had to be replaced, I got to thinking earlier this week -- hmmmm, wonder if I reload PS Elements 6, will it work now that there's a "new" hard drive? Maybe it was something related to my old hard drive.
Lo and behold, yes, it worked! For about 3 files.... then the old problem started to resurface - crashing when I tried to open a file.
I did some additional internet research and wondered -- should I scrap my PS Elements 4 that was still on my computer? There was no "uninstall" feature that far back. The advice I kept finding was to just trash the application folder for PS Elements 4.
So I did.
And now my version 6 works. Really.
Do you know how exciting that is for me??
There is absolutely NOTHING more frustrating than not being able to use brand new software you've just purchased for your computer. For several years.
Now that it works I've decided to upgrade to version 9 (I know, how funny is that?!), which is for Macs and PCs alike. Finally, Adobe has combined the two platforms into one version. Wasn't that incredibly smart of them?! (yes, that's sarcasm - they should have done that a long time ago!)
Two of my flower photos with added textures-
what do you think??
My ultimate goal is to finally
open my own Etsy store.
It's close to becoming a reality.
How many of you are familiar with Etsy?
Have you ever bought anything from a crafter on Etsy?
I've been browsing through the stores of fellow photographers on Etsy lately. Let me tell you -- there are some awesome, inspirational photographers there!
Take a peek at my profile on Etsy and see who I've favorited so far. Wait until you see the gorgeous note cards and prints by several photographers who inspire me.
And here's a hint: My October country giveaway is going to feature an item from a fellow blogger who just happens to have an Etsy store. She makes something gorgeous, that you will love to have. It's a secret -- shhhh!
And no, it's not related to photography! :-)