I received a copy of Elements 8.0 bundled with my Canon 9000F scanner.
Is it even worth learning?
My needs are pretty basic.
1. Cataloging and browsing.
2. Exposure controls - Levels, Curves
3. Layers and some blend modes
6. B/W conversion w/ filters
7. XXX to Alpha curves (Eg. Luminosity to Alpha)
How is the plug-in support for Elements?
Does Elements cover all this in a seamless package?
I am currently on a Picasa+Paint.net workflow which is pretty seamless and does all the above.