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Adobe Photoshop Elements

3.3/5 (100 reviews)
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Adobe Photoshop Elements features, pros & cons

Pros

  • Auto Creations for photos and videos.
  • Automatic effects options
  • Search on a combination of things

Cons

  • Bug when select Photo import in Replace Background
  • No extension for Apple Photos
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Don`t allow other reviews scare you

I read many of the reviews stating that people never received a serial number and could not get a hold of Amazon or Adobe for help. I called Amazon (1-888-280-4331) before purchasing and was assured if the code never came or the product didn`t work they would refund it. I went ahead and purchased the product. In the page with my order confirmation was a link "How to Redeem this Item." Follow the link. It will give you step by step instructions that direct you to another site where you enter the "Redemption Code" found with your order confirmation. Once you put in your redemption code your computer will be redirected to a new screen with "Serial Numbers" and links to download both PSE softwares. I have Windows 10. I hope this helps. I gave 4 out of 5 stars just because it was a little cumbersome to download.

Pros:

  • Very straightforward setup process with responsive customer service

CONS:

  • a little confusing process for newbie
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
f. runner, 2019-11-18 14:25:43

Hard to install and use

I own other Adobe products, and they all have the same problems. Registration is a long complicated task, & it frequently doesn`t work. I have only just stared using it, & I`m already displeased. Secondly, you need to get an Adobe ID. This failed. The use installation & registration are unnecessarily complex. Why doesn`t Adobe fix all this. I am thinking of returning the software.

Pros:

  • haven`t been able to use

CONS:

  • complicated registration process for installation
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
vrystaat, 2019-11-12 06:26:39

Fast product delivery time

wanted to update my program so this is exactly what I required. Presently, I don`t have Amazon Prime but to my surprise I ordered the Photoshop Elements on Sunday and the next day on Monday afternoon it was at my door. Awesome!

Pros:

  • not used yet, but I really loved the fast delivery

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Irene, 2019-11-09 21:39:09

Still the most popular

This is my fourth version of PS Elements to struggle through. Even the Dummies books cannot explain well enough in simple terms on how to load photos from cards or thumb drive photos and get them into the Organizer in a way that makes sense to common folk. I love the features but dislike the organizer.........

Pros:

  • Great features

CONS:

  • not intuitive organizer
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
GGG, 2019-11-08 10:20:48

Great overall software

I picked this up for the graphic use I thought I`d need for my pixel art, but instead returned back to Paint.net as my favored application. This program does appear to have a lot more functionality, so I`ll probably take another crack at it, especially for categorizing the family photos. Rated it low in "value" because Paint.net is easier to use (for my needs) and is free/open source.

Pros:

  • packed a lot more functionality

CONS:

  • none really
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
D.Butler, 2019-11-07 08:05:27

Works perfectly for me

I got this CD install for My computer that is off the Internet (and will be forever). After a time the product started to complain that I wasn`t registered but luckily adobe had provided for the situation where you don`t want connection to the Internet. I was able to do the registration on another computer and then put in the proper keys and resume running.

Pros:

  • Able to use without internet

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
M. M. OCONENELL, 2019-11-04 19:06:04

I do not recommend

First, I didn`t download this from Amazon, but I just upgraded from 2018 to 2019. As many others have noted the conversion of the old catalogue and pictures is terrible. I was able to work around by starting a new blank catalogue myself and importing directly into that. That gets most, but not all, of the supported files into the catalogue. However, only a very few tags were imported, and these are associated with only a few of the files I had used for the same tag in versions up to 2018. Unfortunately Adobe "support" is non-existent. If you are able to make any contact, you only get routed to sales. I also am having major problems with messages that I must sign in or start a trial version; only problem is that I have activated and am signed in. This interferes with other programs I am trying to use (such as shutterfly). Every time I try to use the picture while in Shutterfly I get the message about signing in, then must quit the Adobe (whichI am not using) confirm this, and then I can proceed. This repeats with every single picture! No way to get a refund of course--but lucky I guess I can just go back to the older version and delete this. Lesson learned: DON"T BUY OR UPGRADE TO THIS VERSION. It`s the final straw with Adobe for me! I just wish I could give it a skull and crossbones symbol rather than even one star!

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • major problems with the worse customer support in the industry
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Sara, 2019-10-29 06:21:53

Does not work on Mac OS Catalina

I just tried to load this DVD version of Elements with Mac OS Catalina only to find out it doesn`t work with Catalina. I don`t remember this being pointed out on the write up of the product on the Amazon site

Pros:

  • I couldn`t use it

CONS:

  • No indication that the product wouldn`t work on the Mac
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Colette, 2019-10-16 04:05:54

Download process was easy

Absolutely no issues downloading software. It took less than 5 minutes from purchasing digital download version to having software up and running. I was still running v. 14 and felt it was time to upgrade.

Pros:

  • fast and fluid installation process

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Susan Michael, 2019-10-10 21:04:06

it is very worth it

I`ve been looking into learning Photoshop for a little while after a new job opportunity, and this was the way to go. After looking into Adobe Creative Cloud and seeing that they charge $20/month (at the student rate) for this software, I figured I couldn`t spend $240/year on software. But I was able to find this disk, and only pay a one-time fee. It`s incredibly worth it and I`ve been recommending this method to my friends.

Pros:

  • one-time payment for a lifetime

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Catherine Langmack, 2019-10-10 03:13:15

Just perfect!

Downloaded fine on my Dell laptop. Took just a few minutes, was very quick and easy to install. Worked beautifully, ready to use, easy instructions, I love this program. You have three options of editing, quick, guided, and expert. The quick is perfect for easy and fast lighting adjustments, saturation, highlight, etc. Guided has so many cool options, they actually walk you through the editing you want to do, so many opportunities to create whatever masterpiece you want to establish, you can make some really cute edits! Anywhere from color splash, to more complex changes, background replacement, etc. Expert will take some playing around to do but all in all I am very satisfied with my purchase! Thank you!

Pros:

  • easy to install and use

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Tia, 2019-10-06 06:21:55

Good product but becoming slow

Have used Fotoshop for many years and thousand of pics. Let`s say I am an advanced "amateur". This one is very slow to load on my new iMac, don`t know why, Otherwise the usual reliable product.

Pros:

  • Great photo management features

CONS:

  • new versions becoming slower to load
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Alfmas79, 2019-10-01 05:22:00

Paid but couldn`t download

I could not download Photoshop Elements 2019 because it would never accept my password even after changing the password. I am very unhappy that I paid for this but could not download.

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • issues with password
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
vanceglee, 2019-09-29 22:17:43

Works perfectly for me on my 64 bit laptop

Will not work on my all in one Hp computer. Needs a 64-bit platform. However, will work on my laptop which has that platform. Changed first page format and had to buy a Dummy book to make sure I was doing everything correctly.

Pros:

  • Great features

CONS:

  • Doesn`t work on non-64bit platform
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Sparrow Joe, 2019-09-22 12:16:32

A great platform

This is a very great program. The only issue I have is that I had to buy it again. I did an update on my computer and thought I could redownload it. That was not the case.

Pros:

  • Works flawlessy

CONS:

  • I had to purchase again after a update to my computer
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
Dylan Larsen, 2019-09-18 17:40:12

A total waste of money

Software does not recognize the license after installing a few months ago. I understand that you have to keep buying an update at least once a year to use the software that may or may not work with operating system updates. This is a total waste of money. It was a gift so it is also an embarrassment.

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • software license doesn`t work
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
GwenLamb, 2019-09-12 00:33:31

the most disappointing software version ever

Where to begin? I pay $100 for another copy of their photo editor, really only because I couldn`t find the disk for my copy of Elements 15... then discover that I can`t use the software I bought unless I`m "signed in" to the Adobe anti-theft server, then discover that the `redemption code` that I purchased requires that I access the Adobe site to obtain a `serial number` (the thing I actually bought), then discover that I can`t access the photo editor without first being forced to view their promotional page hyping product features ( Guess what, I bought the software to edit photos, not to make greeting cards, post photos on Twitter, or any of the other silly things that are promoted as `useful`). The entire experience is all about Adobe, making sure nobody steals their software, promoting stupid product features, etc, while making it extremely difficult to use the software for the intended purpose. I get that they haven`t really done much to enhance the basic capabilities of their software since version 6 or so, but why do they go out of their way to make their product MORE difficult to use? If anything, the only improvement they could make at this point would be to make their product easier to use (given that they have no new features to add). This is without a doubt the most disappointing software purchase I`ve ever made, but on the plus side, I now feel liberated to finally go and look for better options -- it`s kind of exciting to be moving on and to discover what other developers have to offer. I recommend that others do the same, especially if you haven`t really `bought into` the Adobe system.

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • really hard to use with less features
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Amazon customer, 2019-09-06 13:59:52

Adult eduction course does not qualify you as a student to use it

I ordered the student edition because I have taken adult education courses in photography and darkroom; however, Adobe`s "ident" department (contractor) has unreasonable verification requirements that are totally unrelated to adult education courses. So now I have a totally worthless piece of software and Adobe`s "ident:" department will not do a thing to remedy the situation.

Pros:

  • None

CONS:

  • lousy customer support
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Robert A Filpi, 2019-09-05 08:26:11

The worst customer support ever

The software is good, and does what is advertized, but never ask for online support. The "Organizer" part for my end is pretty much useless, but the picture editing is useful. However, I purchased the 2015 version a couple of years ago, and have a running copy and I have a purchase record. For some unknown reason, the version I have has the activation key X`d out, showing "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX". How conveinent for them. I do not know why and they would not answer why. As stated the software is running so it went through the online verification process to get online. I need the number so I can install on another computer. All I asked for was HOW do I retrieve the activation number. In short, the response was to buy the latest version. Thanks, but no thanks.

Pros:

  • Great photo editing features

CONS:

  • poor photo organizing features and terrible customer service.
OVERALL
2
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
2
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
Vasilios P Zeppos, 2019-09-01 05:53:12

Perfect product at a decent price

I was perfectly happy with V. 15 until after a couple of years, it failed. Fixing it seemed daunting and maybe impossible and I didn`t have the appetite to try. Just installed this version. Installation seamless. Keep your serial number in several places. After some false starts--only the original engineers would pass GO immediately-- I have my first pic to work on, and things are fine. For me this program does the job (amateur) and so far I have no interest in what the improvements are; if they pop up unbidden I might check them out. The price is also nice--I have little interest in video software so just got Elements. I notice there are subscription editions out there; a sub would be my worst nightmare. Interestingly they sent discs for MAC (me) and Windows. I suppose if somebody tried to use my windows disc he would be defeated by the repetitive s/n, but I don`t care because I don`t support pirating or other software mishegas.

Pros:

  • Seamless installation and functions as expected

CONS:

  • Need serial number after a false start pf pc
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Early A. Dopter, 2019-09-01 03:38:19

Great product, but with installation problems

First the good: in the past I`ve used Elements to design book covers and the old version worked well. Upgraded my os to Windows 10 and the old version didn`t work well, so on to the 2019 version of Elements. Amazon shipped it and it arrived safely. I opened the pack and put the non-trial version into my optical reader. Program immediately wanted me to sign up for an Adobe account before I could install the program. What? That didn`t sit well with me so I decided to return the product. If you want to go through that kind of rigmarole to install a product then this one`s for you.

Pros:

  • Works perfectly

CONS:

  • need to sign up for an Adobe account
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
William mueller, 2019-08-30 21:28:01

Waste of money

From what I hear it`s the basics from photoshop without a monthly subscription cost. I say hear because I bought it a few weeks ago and still haven`t received the redemption code. Literally just throwing money into the wind would be a better use of it than buying this.

Pros:

  • couldn`t use it

CONS:

  • Didn`t get redeem code after purchase
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Alex, 2019-08-25 16:11:53

Not worth it

Software is not user friendly. I`ve used plenty of editing software that had a smooth transition from one feature to the next. This does not. No matter how many times I try the slide show portion of the software refuses to work and keeps adding in default scenery photos

Pros:

  • None for me

CONS:

  • not user-friendly
OVERALL
2
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
2
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
Krystal, 2019-08-18 23:34:20

stay away from this product!

Adobe announced Photoshop Elements in Oct 2018. A thread started in on the Adobe support forum noting that the photo editor worked at first and then stopped loading. On Feb 28, 2019, I registered and installed a DVD copy of Photoshop Elements 2019. I accessed the photo editor ONCE, and the editor would no longer load and run. I listened to muzak on Adobe customer care??? for an hour before I hung up in frustration. Do Not, do not, do not!

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • works first time and stops loading
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Don Gold, 2019-08-14 16:59:14

Great software going downhill

Once you`ve invested the time and energy to learn the extensive PS system with tools for an amazing amount of tuning in post production photography....it`s just too hard to change. I`ve checked out some online editors that do much of what I use PS Elements for: content aware, haze removal, new backgrounds, etc... but I`m just too comfortable with PS to change. This latest Elements 2019 is a slight improvement over Elements 2012 so it`s marginally worth the $69 price tag.

Pros:

  • a slight improvement to the 2015 version

CONS:

  • other tools can do better
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Mike D, 2019-08-11 22:40:57

Disappointing organizer

I upgraded from Elements 8.0 which I thought worked fine but assumed the upgrade to Elements 2019 would be better. Boy was i wrong. Adobe somehow has made it totally useless as compared to 8. This Organizer is not intuitive and not helpful at all. It really screwed up the key tags, etc. in my meta data from .jpg that weer fine in 8. I never did like the Editor and I presume I still don`t; did not try it. Have better alternatives. Really bought this for hopefully a better organizer

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • not intuitive or helpful
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
j k whizzer, 2019-08-09 14:29:43

good product with difficult installation process

The photo editor and organizer have lots more features than elements 13 - seems well worth the cost at first glance. However, download required several confusing steps and typing in of numbers, and wasn`t "allowed" on my Mac. (Had to bypass security options to open installer). installation took over an hour, and then had to type serial number yet again. It looks like basic photo editing isn`t any different from elements 13, though (adding text and arrows etc.)

Pros:

  • not the best, but has okay features

CONS:

  • Installation prcess is confusing and takes long
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
Grimmlet, 2019-08-09 03:33:31

So much easier than the photoshop

I have used Photoshop for over 20 years and it wouldn`t work anymore on the current Mac OS. I got Elements because I can`t afford Photoshop anymore. It works GREAT! And it has all the tools I need even though I am a professional photographer.

Pros:

  • Affordable

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Srfotog, 2019-08-02 17:27:11

May be the best element yet

I have been using Elements for years! Elements 2019 has improvements, and to some extent is as easy to use as past versions. I am running into a few glitches, but slowly getting them worked out. For the most part I do think it may be the best Elements yet!

Pros:

  • lots of features

CONS:

  • Few glitches
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Larry L.Miller, 2019-07-24 18:06:16

Stay away from this product

Shame on Adobe for selling a product that so many people have a problem with during installation. I am pretty savvy on my Mac computer and have used Adobe Elements for years. I have an almost new Mac computer with the latest operating system. All up to date. But now I bought the download version from Adobe of the 2019 Adobe elements and kept getting Error messages and then bought the hard disk from Amazon - Same Thing. Thousands of people are having this problem. Shouldn`t it be an easy fix for Adobe? I don`t have hours of free time to be on the phone with a tech person and I don`t like people commandeering my computer. I will be looking for a different company`s program for photo editing. Am getting close already.

Pros:

  • None

CONS:

  • constant error messages
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Second Soprano, 2019-07-21 14:04:33

Great product at a great price

Many software firms are pushing to sell their software as a subscription service- a brilliant move from their perspective, but completely unacceptable to the fixed-income (or frugal) folks among us! This software does a reasonable job of correcting redeye, cropping, and other photo-editing tasks. No, it`s not as full-featured as Adobe`s full-blown Photoshop offering, but then again you are not paying FOREVER to RENT IT! I am NOT a fan of subscription products AT ALL. I don`t do a lot of photo editing, but when I need to, this one does just fine!

Pros:

  • onetime payment and not a subscription service

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Robert MacTechie, 2019-07-19 10:11:45

Frusttrated with DVD

Frustrated. I ordered the disc to install on HP and the auto play will not install. Specified file not found error on auto play. Also getting Administrator Privilege needed and I am using Admin user profile. Will update if Amazon provides a workable install disc. My HP is 64 bit and the disc keeps trying to install 32 bit. The box clearly states 64 bits but the disc is not

Pros:

  • Not experienced it`s usefulness yet

CONS:

  • DVD installation error
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Paula, 2019-07-18 20:40:32

Printing is very dark

Using Photoshop Elements 2019, I get the image the way I want it. Then I print it and it comes out way too dark. As though the Brightness has been turned down 100, and the contrast has been turned up 100. If I save the image to disk, then open it in "Windows Photo Viewer", and print it, it comes out perfect; what you see is what you get. How do I fix this?

Pros:

  • Works as expected

CONS:

  • Issue with printing from the photoshop
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Potentem, 2019-07-06 10:25:40

Paid for it and still couldn`t get it

I can not downlode on my computer-speed fome satellite wifi is too slow my blood pressure is going off the charts.First I have trouble paying on my account[have used this method for ever]then I can not down load.I would like to actualy talk to a real person but realize that would increase your overhesd. FRUSTATED

Pros:

  • haven`t used yet

CONS:

  • Couldn`t download
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Amazon customer, 2019-07-01 21:48:01

Non-intuitive software

The software is non intuitive, and the Adobe tech support is totally apathetic. This is the third (and last ) version I will subscribe to. The photo organization folder system dates back to Windows ME, and the time spent attempting to understand the Adobe structure is not worth the time nor the money

Pros:

  • couldn`t use it

CONS:

  • lousy customer support
OVERALL
2
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
2
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
highland 16, 2019-06-28 16:11:54

Fantastic editor

I am still in the learning stage but I`m very impressed with the function available. I want to use the Organizer to keep track of my photos and I`m not yet comfortable with it. I sometimes still have trouble finding photos even though I think I am using the product correctly.

Pros:

  • full of useful features

CONS:

  • still find it hard to use sometimes in locating photos, but overall, it`s a great software
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
FStop, 2019-06-27 16:46:58

Very frustrating at first

I had the same issue when I wrote the code to download the software it said "invalid code" over and over again then I tried something different I highlighted the code with the mouse and copied it and pasted it directly to the page and the code transformed to a serial number and I was able to download it. I was very upset that it was not working at the beginning because there is not a refund on this purchase, but then so happy that it worked this way.

Pros:

  • works fine

CONS:

  • no clear instruction how to use code
OVERALL
3
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
3
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
SUSAN, 2019-06-23 13:14:28

Works flawlessly

While, I really wanted to purchase this item, I was put off by the numerous negative reviews...until I read "Follow the directions". That is the key... no trouble at all installing and the program is everything I had hoped for!

Pros:

  • Easy to install when you follow the direction

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
P. Palamker, 2019-06-18 01:56:34

Does not load on Windows 10

Ordered this software on disk, as my internet download speed is equivalent to ancient dial-up! Product would not successfully load onto Windows 10 (new installed system). Received error message "The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140.dll was not found". Contacted Adobe Help Center, they were unable to resolve issues.

Pros:

  • none yet

CONS:

  • error message when trying to load from disk
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
J. Truesdell, 2019-06-06 06:16:18

Great product!

I purchased this on sale on Amazon day and I cant stop using this software. Fabulous tools and very user friendly. If you don`t want to spend a year learning photoshop this gem will suite most of your needs!!

Pros:

  • Very user-friendly

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
TheAv8er, 2019-06-05 19:55:03

works great!

I read many reviews before purchased this product. I want to share my experience. This is a good product and you can get the serial number pretty easy. I will tell you. Make sure your computer is " Window 10 " and " 64 bit " Don`t forget contact Adobe for chatting with customer service. He will asking you about the redemption code and your email for login to Adobe account. After 3 minutes you will get the serial number. For me customer service very helpful and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 is very good software program.

Pros:

  • Very helpful customer service

CONS:

  • none so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
CoCo.Cwert, 2019-06-05 07:01:59

Could be better

If you are planning to use this to create slideshows, look at something else. The slide show feature is, at best, bare bones, ponderous to use, absolutely not intuitive, and kludgy. It provides "themes" that attempt to make your slide show "artistic" but only succeeds in making them almost unwatchable. Adding audio is very primitive. It does not even provide an option to space the show to the length of the music (an inexcusable omission). Saving a show takes an inordinate amount to time during which it locks up the entire program. Viewing the slide show preview has some kind of bug where all you can see is a black screen unless you can figure out a way to reduce the size of the program`s window on your screen. In other features, photo editing, etc. it performed as expected. Generally, a disappointment from the premier name in photo editing.

Pros:

  • Not impressed

CONS:

  • Has a lot of flaws with the features.
OVERALL
2
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
2
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
Laura, 2019-05-30 18:33:43

Doesn`t run well on Windows 8.1

I downloaded the trial version because one on the older versions I had included a location feature and the elements 18 version I have doesn`t support maps. On the plus side it does load faster than elements 18, switches between the editor and the organizer much quicker and some of the features appear to be improved. On the minus side elements 19 freezes more often and longer than 18 did. I don`t have any other software running when I`m using elements, this habit was developed when using 18 and issues with it. The map feature is frustrating in that most of the time I will select a location and then instead of the storage path being country/state/city/address it seems to ignore the state and do country/city /address. This would be ok if there were some way to drag the city/address under the state, but the software doesn`t support that. The solution is to try again until it does it right. At this point when the trial version runs out, I`ll be hard pressed to find a reason to buy this.

Pros:

  • Loads faster than element 18, and has more improved features

CONS:

  • freezes more often and longer
OVERALL
2
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
2
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
Jerry Baack, 2019-05-29 16:50:13

I am glad I gave it another try!

This is the second review. The first purchase was awful and I received a refund. After research, I realized my computer was not compatible with the software. I purchased a new computer (from Amazon) that HP said was sufficient to run this software. I made the second purchase, from Amazon, and the software works great. Looking forward to using Photoshop Elements 2019.

Pros:

  • Works great and smootly on my new computer

CONS:

  • no issues
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
winston sapp, 2019-05-26 04:57:01

I definitely do not recommend

I have Photoshop Elements 11, and got the trial version of 2019, THE GOOD: a lot of change and new features in the "Guide" and "Quick" screen but pretty much like any other photo editor app (that it is possible to get for free). THE BAD: no notorious changes in the "Expert" screen, my opinion: look for another photo software in the market if you enjoy keeping your own style in pictures

Pros:

  • Has a lot of features

CONS:

  • Trial and paid version has no difference
OVERALL
2
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
2
Ability
2
OVERALL
2
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
2.0
Ability
2.0
Jhoosep, 2019-05-23 08:53:01

A scam software

This program is more difficult to use that paint and has FAR less functionality that previous versions of Photoshop Elements. This was a colossal waste of money, Adobe should be ashamed of itself for creating such a piece of crap.

Pros:

  • none

CONS:

  • less functionality than the previous version
OVERALL
1
Quality
1
Ease of Use
1
Functionality
1
Ability
1
OVERALL
1
Quality
1.0
Ease of Use
1.0
Functionality
1.0
Ability
1.0
Corwin Black, 2019-05-22 23:25:29

does`t work on Mac Catalina 10.15.1

After downloading, app refused to open. Adobe informed me 2019 does not work with Catalina 10.15.1....but version 2020 will perform. Seems this should have been made clear in product info. I have returned 2019 to Amazon. They inform me I will be given a refund, whichq is good, since I ordered version 2020.

Pros:

  • Couldn`t use it

CONS:

  • Version 2019 doesn`t work wth my mac, will wait for next version
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
tad murray, 2019-05-17 18:41:47

Better than the full photoshop

After having used the full Photoshop program for years, I have to say I much prefer using Elements. I never really delved too deeply into all of the advanced functions of Photoshop and didn`t need all of that. Elements has everything I need in a much easier-to-use format. There`s a lot of guided edits that are super easy and fun! But if you want to do a full edit, the most oft-used functions are still available. There`s also a nice organizer to keep your photos easily accessed, rated, and filtered. I take all of my photos in RAW format, and the program has no trouble reading those files. I know professionals prefer having the online subscription for Photoshop and Lightroom, but as an amateur, I prefer to buy a standalone product where I don`t have to shell out money every month. I love it!

Pros:

  • Nice organizer for photo

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Saliandra, 2019-05-09 15:22:33

Great product, but read instructios carefully

This is a great product for those who are making home videos or for those who are editing family pictures. If you are also doing some Web Videos, pretty good for that too. When you purchase it, you will be asked to go to redeem.licenses.adobe.com/getserial/ and enter the code that Amazon provides you. You cannot skip this step as this is how you get the licenses from Adobe.

Pros:

  • Great photo and video editing features

CONS:

  • not very intuitive
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Craig G, 2019-05-05 05:47:57

Great alternative to full photoshop version

This edition seems very slow to load compared to my last edition. Still, PhotoShop is like buying a new camera only cheaper. A lot to like. Too bad this is the last year you will be able to buy your own copy.

Pros:

  • Cheaper

CONS:

  • new edition is a bit slow to load
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Mollybdenim, 2019-05-05 01:39:08

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