30 April 2006
I have ordered Photoshop Elements 4.0, boxed with Premiere Elements 2.0, direct from Adobe. The price was about the same as it was at local retailers; there had been a rebate at one time, but apparently it's expired.
The trial version of Nero does indeed have the one feature of the old version I was using that I missed: the wave-file editor. However, attempting to bring it up outside the regular Nero interface brings chastisement for not having paid the long dollar for the full package. I think, though, I can learn to work Audacity at least as well, and though it doesn't interface directly with Nero, that's a small price to pay for not having a large price to pay.
I have postponed my search for a new scanner, inasmuch as a legal-size flatbed now sells for upward of $300. My old one still works, but it's connected through the parallel port, and as such is slower than Christmas to a four-year-old, with the added annoyance of having to daisy-chain it off the printer cable like some sort of Commodore 64 device.
And I'm getting used to CyberLink, which does decent screen captures but which has what I consider somewhat wacky controls. I suppose the next step is to try to figure out the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R.Posted at 12:03 AM to PEBKAC