We recently got a digital camera and a camcorder so we can be responsible parents and document every single second of Charis’s life. I’ve been using the software that came with the camera and IrfanView for the digital pictures and NeroVision (part of the Nero CD/DVD burning package) for video. I’ve always wanted a copy of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, but I know that with the new baby there is absolutely no way I am ever going to come up with that kind of cash. So I was interested when I saw the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements combo package on sale at CompUSA for $99 this past week. Of course, CompUSA was out of stock. When I was a kid, I remember K-Mart always being out of whatever they had on sale that week, and this is not the first time this has happened to me with CompUSA. I guess they are the K-Mart of electronics and computers as far as their advertised specials go. And would they give me a rain check? Of course not. So I printed out the weekly ad and took it into Best Buy for a price match. I’ve taken ads to Best Buy before and they actually called the advertising store to make sure they had the product in stock at the advertised price, but this time they just took the ad without calling CompUSA, so that was great. I got the package at the $99 price, plus I got credit with my Best Buy Reward Zone card, so it actually turned out really well. The Elements versions are pretty cool, even if they aren’t the real deal. I’d used Photoshop Elements 1.0 a while back, and the new version 3.0 is definitely a big step up from that, so I’m pretty happy.

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