Adobe Photoshop Elements is the consumer version of Photoshop: low cost, easy to use, yet still full of powerful photo editing and management features.
The program makes it easy to organise your images into albums, for instance, and tag them with keywords so they're easy to locate later. But that's just the start.
It’s built around Sensei AI technology, which aims to take the hassle out of editing by providing a series of what’s known as 'guided edits' to simplify popular tasks, whether it’s automatically colourising old black and white photos, replacing backgrounds to add a bit more vibrancy, or making one-click selections of awkwardly shaped objects.
Throw in tools for removing unwanted objects and combining two shots into a single photo, and the sky is almost literally the limit (speaking of which, you can easily replace that too if it’s dull and uninspiring).
There are tools for creating shareable media, whether combining images with text, or creating photo collages or slideshows. Your favourite images can be shared with others via Google Maps, iPhones, your own online album, and more. And multiple backup options help keep your valuable photos save from PC disaster.
2021 gains many notable improvements. A major new feature is the ability to transform a static photo into a moving image with just one click. The feature makes use of both 2D and 3D camera motion, powered by Adobe’s Sensei AI technology, to generate striking animated GIFs.
Photoshop Elements also makes a giant stride into the poster market by introducing 'quote graphics' – the ability to add personalised messages to existing pictures using a new tool packed with pre-set templates and options for both customising and animating images.
New guided Edit tools including one that helps transform dull landscapes by making it easy to swap out skies, remove haze and even erase unwanted objects. Elsewhere, a modern duotone effect has been added with a focus on social media.
Users also gain a step-by-step tool for moving, scaling and/or duplicating objects, along with the ability to tweak the position of people’s faces to ensure they’re 'looking' in the right direction.
The app’s Catalog tool – which includes albums, keyword tags, people, locations and more – is now automatically backed up too, ensuring none of your hard organisational work will go to unnecessary waste.
Includes a 2-Device perpetual license for Windows computers.
2GB RAM, 5GB of free hard drive space
Most system performance issues are often a result of other software clashing with your brand new software. For instance, security software can clash with a background process, such as a system maintenance tool or defragmentation software. Another cause of system slowdown, is a result of two software applications performing a similar task. As an example, Windows includes a firewall switched on as a default. Your new security suite is likely to include a firewall. You only need one firewall running. In this example, try turning off your system firewall.
Uninstalling Your New Software
Occasionally you may need to either temporarily or permanently remove your new software.
On a Windows computer, go to the Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Locate the program within the list, then click it to highlight it. Finally, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list and follow the instructions to remove the program from your PC.
On an Apple Mac computer, using Finder, locate the Applications folder. Within the Applications folder, find the name of the application you wish to remove. Simply drag the icon to your Trash icon in your dock. Empty the Trash to remove the files from your computer.
Still Having Problems?
If you cannot solve your system performance issues or are struggling to remove your software, we advise contacting the software manufacturer. If you placed an order, see the section in the order which states Support options. Alternatively, go to the Contact Us page to contact store support directly.