Do you plan to use picture files in your video, or only video files?
Do you plan to edit the existing DVD or BluRay menus, or use them as provided?
Do you have a picture editing program?
1. I would not count on much in the way of editing existing disc menus when it comes to Photoshop Elements. In recent
times, Photoshop Elements will not open the Layer Sets in the disc menu .psd Layers Palette so that you can make significant .menu
2.You cannot edit videos in Photoshop Elements (photo editor).
3. You do not need Photoshop Elements 12 for the Elements Organizer 12 since Premiere Elements 12 comes with its own Elements Organizer 12. This means you can generate Elements Organizer 12 slideshows without needing Photoshop Elements 12.
on the other hand...
4. Although you can add effects to photos in Premiere Elements 12, you need Photoshop Elements 12 and Elements Organizer 12 for the integration path of editing a photo in Photoshop Elements and getting the edited photo into the Elements Organizer 12 that both these programs share when they are the same version on same computer.
5. If you are involved with raw image format, installation of Camera Raw will allow you to import raw image and dng image into Premiere Elements as source media, but the Camera Raw Editor does not open and function in Premiere Elements. It needs Photoshop Elements.
6. There is a Watch Folder feature in the Elements Organizer. The feature automatically places a copy of a file in the Elements Organizer once the file has been added to a designated folder. It is my recollection that it will not work in Premiere Elements Elements Organizer until Photoshop Elements is installed.
These are a few thoughts that come to mind related to your question.
At this time, you could probably get the bundled products cheaper than you can get the individually sold products. Because one never knows when Photoshop Elements Premiere Elements integration will be needed and integration depends on each being of the same version, the bundle may have its advantages.
Wow, super, thanks very, very much ATR, all those points have certainly made the decision to get them both an easier one.
(I've found PRE on its own for $50, and the 2 bundled together for $119).
Thanks for the reply.
Watch for the best price, especially as we near September when a new version is expected to be released. It is a yearly ritual.