Adobe Photoshop Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 122 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,416,473
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 23, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    490
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #39 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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With an impressive collection of flexible tools, Adobe Photoshop Elements is one of the most powerful consumer-level photo editors around. Batch processing, image layering, cloning, and Web optimization are just a few of the software's time-saving tools.

It's taken a while for Elements to crawl out from the shadow of its celebrity sibling, Photoshop, but these days you'd be hard-pressed to find similarities between the two. There's the occasional familiar dialog box and a handful of traditional Photoshop interface quirks that may elude newbies, but if Photoshop CS is the "pro" version, Elements is for the average consumer.

Overall, there seems to be more and better creative content in Elements 5, and it's generally easier to use than its predecessor. The organizer and photo downloader have buckets of new features, including useful tweaks to stacking, map integration, and more. However, the imaging tools aren't keeping pace. The new additions--black-and-white conversion, curve-based correction, distortion correction, and a different take on sharpening--offer little more than new interfaces for old problems.

The tutorials and help tools do a great job of demystifying the labyrinthine interface, but if you're looking for a basic tool for common graphic tasks, there are plenty of lower-priced options that are much easier to master. Photoshop Elements is definitely worth a look, though, if you're looking for a significant boost in creativity and productivity.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 122 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 26
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2 stars

"good but limited"

December 14, 2008  |  By larryabc

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

good but limited

Cons

have a some limitation

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1 stars

"No logical support.This ain't the rosseta stone"

December 09, 2008  |  By JimHaffter

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

picking up dog droppings

Cons

I thought this would be ideal for my wife who is a teacher to facillitate medias for
her students.....not.I know it might break your lush budget to include a tutorial or an operators manual for the owner to peruse .

Summary

This program or pogram keeps telling me to put in disk A when it's already in.Hello!!!
you only gave me 1 disck.This PC has XPS and adequate memory.If you are looking
towards big money ask W for a Petrofop of bucks uhhh thats a number above trillion

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4 stars

"Great editor lowsey manager <br />great editor lowsey manager!"

August 20, 2008  |  By themrgnz

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

i am a pro and it is the only editor i use or need.

Cons

it would be nice if i didnt still need to use a seperate manager like acdsee. The photo gallery / manager in elements is terrible and useless.

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3 stars

"Good editor. Buggy organizer, hangs with RAW files."

August 16, 2008  |  By MeAtHome

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

Editor is really good. More power now than ever before.

Cons

Major freeze-ups in organizer. Never had this much trouble with PSE, and I've been using it since version 3!

Summary

Get a different organizer, and use the Editor if you don't need actual Photoshop.

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1 stars

"bla "

May 06, 2008  |  By caropiccina

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

bla

Cons

bla

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3 stars

"How musch money"

March 23, 2008  |  By Johnny99download

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

it looiks like it d use some work

Cons

THE MONEY

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5 stars

"Great Update, but..."

December 29, 2007  |  By MrKhaki

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

The new interface is slick, the extra toolbar elements are a great edition.

The price is great for a quite full featured consumer photo editor. I use Photoshop CS2 at work and Elements 6 is for home... it's a lot easier to use and simplifies a number of tasks. I'm starting to wonder why I need CS2... OK, I just may not upgrade to CS3 for a while now.

Purchase onOne Essentials for Elements to have a complete digital photo editing studio.

Cons

Slow to load. Organizer is extremely slow for photo browing and importing photos. Organizer not integrated very well with Elements.

Layers: why isn't there a Folder option?? You can't use other Photoshop files (CSx) that have layers... OK, you can, but you can't expand the folders to edit layers. Why is such an important organizational tool left out of Elements?

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5 stars

"it is a great software"

December 29, 2007  |  By yialda

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

it is the best thing i have ever tride take it from some one who doosent care

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1 stars

"Its very confussing to sign up"

December 23, 2007  |  By CarlyMarie

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

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5 stars

"what review?"

December 22, 2007  |  By skippyah

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Pros

i can make myself a backyardigan! :D

Cons

um..it can be complicated. but i can live with it :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6
Version 6 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 23, 2007
Date Added October 23, 2007
Version 6
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, DirectX 9.0 drivers
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File Size Not Available
File Name index.cfm
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,416,473
Downloads Last Week 490
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.99

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