Happy Holidays

Season’s Greetings to All!

Hopefully after the holidays, things will have calmed down and my presents will be found and the Woman will blog for me again.

Oh and we had a kerfuffle with our Photoshop Elements.  I can’t believe the tech, the Male (a software build guy) and the Woman (a rather techno geek herself) did not think to reboot her computer as the first thing.  Anyway after much ado about nothing as now Elements works(post reboot), she was looking into other photo editing software. She’s got a trial of Corel, downloaded Picassa for their fantastic organization (which is so way better than Elements), and has Gimp (looses points for not opening RAW and she shoots in RAW).

What’s your favorite photo editor that we can give a try?  Oh, we were told about ACDsee too, but only the Pro version opens RAW files, and the cost difference seemed like a lot–not to mention Corel beat the pants off of them in reviews.  All her photos are on the Windows side of the machine, so although Aperture was tempting, she doesn’t want to convert back to the Mac side and leave all the accounting on the Windows side — it’s nice to be on one side and not constantly having to remember whether she last did that on the Mac side or the Windows side for things that run on both.  The next system will probably be a PC.  Anything in the Microsoft Store is so cheap (employee discounts ya know).


  1. That is a beautiful card!!! I hope your holiday is purrfect!!!

  2. Merry Christmas!!
    That is a pretty nice card!!!!!
    We are glad you got your software sorted out,heehee
    Tell your Woman to find those presents ASAP!!!
    She has 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    Purrs Tillie & Georgia

  3. Luffly card! I bet you two girls wish you could box Ichiro 😉

    Duh, efun I know teh 3 Rs of tech support: Retry, Reboot, Reinstall. An my peeps watch a funny Britcom called The IT Crowd where one of the tech support guys set up an answering machine to respond to all calls, “IT Department, Roy Speaking… did you try turning it off and back on?… are you sure it’s plugged in?… well, I’ll have to do a little research and get back to you.”
    PS I’s the Tech Support Tabby in our howse.

  4. I still haven’t installed Windows on my iMac. So I literally have 2 computers at my desk. My bad? Nah… I use the PC for my accounting, web site and photo editing. Actually, come to think of it, I’m not using the iMac for much yet. I’m still in Mac-learning mode. I haven’t had time to really figure out how to do the boot strap thingy. I also need to buy a Windows install disk as I don’t have one newer than about 10 years old. I don’t want to rush into it and not have the Mac exactly how I want it.

    I have Photoshop CS4 on my PC, but I haven’t bit the bullet for the Mac YET… I am sure that I will eventually. I have Photoshop Elements on the iMac for now… and after using Photoshop CS4 for 2 years I do know now that I HATE Elements. 🙂

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Me and all the Gs

  5. Happy holidays to you all, we wish you a wonderful celebration.

    If your human goes with Corel, ask her to do a review once she’s used it for a while. Our mom uses Elements for basic stuff (that’s all she knows), and she doesn’t find it very intuitive at all.

  6. P.S. That’s why the mom only does basic stuff, because she doesn’t find Elements lends itself to learning more advance stuff, not without a lot of help.

  7. Mom Paula is still frustrated with PSE, so she says not to ask her any questions.

    What a lovely Christmas card.

    Truffle and Brulee

  8. Mommy still uses old PS7. She boughted PS Elements and throwed it away it was so bad. Ulead PhotoImpact by Corel was great but she hasn’t used it in years.

    I suggest nappin and lettin somebody do it for yoo. That werks grate for me!

    Happy Hollydaze to alla yall!
    Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

  9. Meowy Katmas from the Katnip Lounge Kitties!
    Mommy just uses piknik–she’d love to learn something better though. Bring on a review!

  10. Mom has ACDSee (doesn’t understand it) she also has Corel (doesn’t understand that either, bought a book to try and figure it out — the book is as hard as the program) she uses Picasa because it is easy peasy. But it doesn’t do a lot. But enough for her. She has to understand Corel….
    WELCOME back! We’ve got to hear all about your move.
    Hello gorgeous Miss Gemini I have missed you.
    Merry Christmas
    Ping purrs

  11. That is a lovely card. Happy Holidays to all of you. Our mum had the full version of PSE pre-installed on her new laptop but hasn’t tried it yet. Reading the comments, it doesn’t sound like it is much good anyway.

  12. Happy Christmas to all of you.

  13. Your human can’t find you presents!? That’s criminal! As for photo editing software, my human just upgraded to Creative Suites 5.5 – she uses InDesign and sometimes Illustrator too so she needs the whole deal.

  14. Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!
    and I hope you have lots of presents : )

  15. I hope the Woman finds your presents soon. I don’t do much photo editing at all, so I can’t help there. Happy Holidays!

  16. A very Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope Santa finds your presents. We know no answers to anything technical. Mom is older than dirt and is lucky just to get a picture on the blog. Hope all of you have a fantastic Christmas.

  17. With all the moving, we hope Santa can deliver all the prresents, treats, and toys you richly deserve. A Merry Christmas to all!

    We use Corel for photo-editing. The difference between PSP and PSP Ultimate besides price is that you get extras (like plug-ins, etc.) with Ultimate, which you may use or not. We use PSP “regular” – it meets our needs. Though we haven’t used all the tools available, we’ll get around to learning them.

  18. We love your card! Our mom is computer illiterate, so don’t ask her about software. 🙂

    Meowy Christmas to you all…and we hope your presents get found!!

  19. We love your card! Our mom is computer illiterate, so don’t ask her about software. 🙂

    Meowy Christmas to you all…and we hope your presents get found!!

  20. Now why did our comment post twice?? Weird….

  21. A very Merry Christmas to you all!

  22. Your beans are so clever! Our Mommy is just hopeless with all things techy.

    A furry Meowy Chrissymouse to all of you at home!

    *purrs & nosekisses*
    Slash & Bronzy

  23. Hmmm, we came by earlier to leave a message but got distracted. We love your card!

    We have PSE6, which is all this computer can handle. Barely. It keeps losing touch with itself so things don’t work, so we think it must need tranquilizers. Jan has yet to find any of her questions answered in their online “directions.” She ends up doing a google search for help. She hates Picasa for downloading from the camera card. PSE downloads better for moving and marking but it can’t track anything that isn’t done in PSE. So every moved or deleted photo sends PSE into a nervous breakdown trying to find it. We’d love to find something better (and affordable) too. It will be interesting to see what you learn from your question.

  24. Uh, we forgot we actually came back to wish you a Merry Christmas. But we forgot. So we came back again. We’re done. Night. 🙂

  25. Love the beautiful Christmas card!!…We are very blessed to have you guys in our lives…Merry Christmas precious friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki

  26. Merry Christmas. We are glad to hear that you are in your new house. We are sure that everything will be found soon.

    Cody and Gracie

  27. Merry Christmas to all of you! We love your beautiful card!

    Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

  28. Mewy Christmas to you all! We wish you a warm and fuzzy one, and good health and good fortune all throughout 2012.

    Christmas Kisses from,
    Wendy, Dante, Dylan and Domino

  29. Merry Christmas and we hope you have a wonderful day.

    pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

  30. Good friends, true friends, furry friends (with the bonus of a terrific WOMAN thrown in) …
    what better Christmas gift could anyone receive … thank you for being all of that, and more. Merry Merry to all.

  31. Dear frendsez,

    We wishez you & yourz da furry bestest of Chris-Mousiez!

    Lovez you beotyfull kitteezz!

    Dr Tweety & da Fab Five

  32. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  33. Merry Christmas!

    Hope you had a great day.

    Roxy & Lucky

  34. Merry Christmas! I hope you all had tonnes of treats and squizzles. We’re using PAINT, the free online version and it’s pawsome.

  35. We still use PSE… Mommeh got version 10 but hasn’t installed it yet.

  36. Happy Holidays! Ichiro, you are one cute Christmas kitty!

    We don’t DO photo editing software here!!! Mom has Elements but rarely opens it. She is very lame. She’s GOT to do better in 2012.

  37. Pee Ess: didn’t mean to slight Chey and Gemini – you both look chic in your Santa Hats.

  38. What a beautimouse card! The three of you look very festive.
    So Mommy uses mostly Photoshop on the PC side, and Aperture on the Apple side. Photoshop usually wins acause is mostly PC that is up fur works.
    Fanks you fur stopping by our house fur a bisit.
    Love, TK

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