I had Photoshop Elements 8 and I was very happy with it. I had a computer issue and had to restore back to factory settings. I want to reinstall Elements 8 - I don't want to upgrade at this time. How can I do this? I only see Elements 11.
Read and follow these instructions VERY carefully:
I purchased Elements 8 when it came out and it was nothing but trouble. After many hours I found it marginally useful. However, it set me back and discouraged me from using Adobe. I recently purchased Elements 11 and found it quite good. It is more as capable as were 2 and 5 which I had also used with success. My advice is to buy Photoshop 11 and continue using photoshop.com which was introduced to me with Photoshop elements 8.
>continue using photoshop.com
I would definitely not suggest this. Photoshop.com integration is gone from PSE 11, and it's pretty obvious that adobe would like everyone to switch to using their Revel subscription service. I think the clock is ticking on photoshop.com.
Incidentally, don't be surprised if Brett N's link doesn't work for you. In PSE 8 there were different serial numbers for downloads and purchased versions and you couldn't just enter a serial number into the trial, so it may well not work.
I had not heard of that and I am not familiar with the Revel Subscription service. I must admit that the Photoshop.com never worked very well for me and thought it was due to Elements, Photoshop 8 and Premiere 8. It would have been nice to have gotten something out of the eight series instead of lost time and aggravation.
Thanks for your comments.