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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018

Organise, edit and share your photos with this comprehensive image editor

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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2GB RAM, 5GB of free hard drive space; OS X 10.8 or later

Languages: English
Software Cost: $99.99 (Windows) $99.99 (Mac)
Date Updated: 04 October 2017
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018
Organise, edit and share your photos

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.

Photoshop Elements also includes automatic face recognition, so you can find all the shots of a specific friend or family member in seconds. Well, almost all: awkward lighting or faces shot at an angle may defeat the recognition scheme, but it does at least get you started and you can always tag the trickier shots yourself.

And the program's Smart Tags go even further. Run Photoshop Elements Auto Analyzer and it will automatically assign them tags like "High Quality" or "Low Quality", "Faces" or "Long Shot", "In Focus" or "Blurred". And so you can double-click the Faces tag, say, and instantly see shots of friends and family. This regularly makes errors, too, but it's fine as an initial tagging tool, and will save you a great deal of time when organising a large photo collection.

Of course there are also plenty of amazing editing options. Recompose is particularly interesting, letting you resize a photo, keeping the key subjects while losing unnecessary background detail. Photomerge combines the best from a series of photos of the same subject to deliver one perfect result. And new preview thumbnails display a range of adjustments for any particular tweak, making it easy to choose your favourite.

There are also creative projects, where you can quickly design your own photo books, greetings cards, slideshows and more. Your favourite images can be shared with others via Yahoo! Maps, iPhones, your own online album, and more. And multiple backup options help keep your valuable photos save from PC disaster.

This is the brand new Photoshop Elements 2018. New features include:

- Open Closed Eyes. Correct closed eyes and make a perfect photo!
- Auto Selection. Make a precise selection automatically!
- Double Exposure guided edit. Superimpose photos to get a surreal effect!
- Shape Overlay Effect guided edit. Embellish your photo with a shape overlay!
- Replace Background guided edit. Place the subject in your photos on an interesting background!
- Watercolor Effect guided edit. Apply beautiful and textured watercolor effects to your photos!

Verdict:

There's plenty of competition, but Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 is still the leading consumer photo editor

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