Automated photo editing so you have more time to be creative.
• Go from hundreds of mystery folders to a visual view of your photos automatically sorted by date, subject, people, and places.
• See your best photos auto-curated based on quality, faces, subjects, and more.
• Make your photos look amazing with automated editing options.
• Create and share printed artwork, new dynamic slideshows, photo collages, and gifts for friends and family.

Photo editing software that does it all:

Effortless organization
• Go from hundreds of mystery folders to a visual view with the photo Organizer.
• See your best photos auto-curated based on quality, faces, subjects, and more.
• Automatically organize by date, subject, people, and places.

Intelligent editing
• Enjoy more time to be creative with automated photo editing.
• Open closed eyes like magic.
• Make precise selections effortlessly.
• Get step-by-step help with creative techniques and effects.

Stunning creations
• Create beautiful printed artwork, new dynamic slideshows, photo collages, and gifts for friends and family.
• Make calendars, scrapbook pages, and cards you can print at home.

Shareable memories
• Easily print photos to display and share.
• Get social on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and more.*

New & Enhanced Features

NEW Auto Curate
Your photos are automatically curated based on quality, faces, subjects, Smart Tags, and more, so you don’t have to search for the standouts.

NEW Totally reimagined slideshows
Slideshows are a fun way to showcase your photo and video memories. With one click, they automatically pick your best photos and bring them together with short video clips to create a stylish, animated slideshow that you can easily customize with different photos and clips as well as great-looking themes.

NEW Open closed eyes like magic
Did someone blink? Photoshop Elements automatically copies the open eyes from one photo and blends them into another to create the perfect shot.

NEW Auto Selection
Making precise selections has never been easier—just drag and it’s done.

ENHANCED Guided Edits for fantastic results
Ready to try more creative techniques and effects with your photos? Get step-by-step photo editing help with 49 Guided Edits.
• NEW Replace backgrounds in seconds
Select the subject of a photo and place it on a background that’s more interesting. This Guided Edit makes it a snap.
• NEW Add artistic overlay effects
Embellish any photo with a shape overlay and one-click effects that make it a work of art. This Guided Edit is great for scrapbook pages and photo crafts.
• NEW Make amazing watercolors
Get help turning any photo into a beautiful, textured watercolor—and even finish it off with text.
• NEW Create double exposures
Bring one photo to life within another to create a surreal effect. Photoshop Elements walks you through the steps.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services (“Online Services”). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy ( Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

What's New

Version 1.2

This update corrects a number of issues with Elements Organizer regarding stability and performance. It is suggested that all users upgrade.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
62 Ratings
62 Ratings

great for editing


As someone who has used the full version of PS for years, I found PS Elements 2018 to be very user-friendly and to contain all the best of what I’ve used in the other versions of the program. I was a little nervous when I read the other reviews about crashing or things freezing, but I notice that they released an update, so maybe that fixed those problems because it’s been great for me so far. I don’t see myself using the photo organizer, but for editing it’s great.

steep learning curve and invasive


As soon as I downloaded PE 2018 to my Mac, my previous versions PE 10 and 12 stopped working. There is nothing intuitive about PE2018. It keeps taking me to their website. I have used every version of PE from 1 through 12. This 2018 version requires relearning everything. I could not get a layer to arrange properly. I could not add a person from one photo into another easily and have that layer move down and behind. When I tried, the new layer disappeared. It is very frustrating. The old versions were so much easier. Copy, Place, Arrange down. I am giving up on Photoshop Elements. I hope I find something that works as well as the old versions did. This was a $60 mistake,.

Developer Response

Hi Shorebreeze:
Sorry to hear you're disappointed with the latest version of Photoshop Elements.
I'm a bit confused with your comments on how layers are working. We didn't make any changes with layer functionality in this release. It should work the same as it works in PSE12 (the last version you had).
I would love to dig into this with you if you're willing.
If you are, can you please contact me directly at
Bob Gager
Group Product Manager
Photoshop Elements | Premiere Elements

I Like It


I downloaded the program on a brand new MacBook Pro and havent had any issues with it slowing down the computer, except for occasion lagging when making changes in an image. Otherwise it’s a very capable program. Not quite as extensive as whatever the current PS version is, but you can do a lot with it. Also, its $60, for a one time fee. Current PS is $20/month forever? This cheaper version has allowed me to create SO MUCH work for my art business.


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2.5 GB
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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