Automation makes photo editing easy. Your creativity makes it amazing.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 is photo editing software used by anyone who wants to edit and create with their photos. It offers easy ways to get started, effortless organization, step-by-step guidance for editing, and fun ways to make and share stunning photo creations. Plus, it’s fast and easy with photo and video automation powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology.
New & Enhanced Features
NEW Home screen to get you started
Auto-generated photo and video slideshows and collages are created just for you and delivered upon launch—all powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology. Plus, get up and running quickly—see what’s new since your last version, discover fun things to try, and get inspiring ideas, help, and tutorials.
NEW Auto Creations, made just for you
Beautiful photo and video slideshows and collages are automatically created just for you highlighting memorable moments like birthdays and vacations. It’s all thanks to photo and video automation powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology.
NEW Redesigned photo collages
Create collages with fewer clicks and choose from stylish new templates that look great as Instagram posts, and more. Add frames and backgrounds for the perfect finishing touch.
ENHANCED Guided Edits for fantastic results
Ready to try more creative techniques and effects? Get step-by-step photo editing help with 53 Guided Edits, including 4 all-new options.
• NEW Make fun memes
Get help turning your photos into memes that are perfect for sharing on social media*. Type in your text and add filters, borders, and more.
• NEW Create amazing multi-photo text
Design visual text that features a different photo inside each letter. This Guided Edit helps you adjust and resize your photos to make words or names that look great as wall art and on cards and scrapbook pages.
• NEW Turn part of your photo into a sketch
Make a unique artistic statement by turning part of a favorite photo into a sketch. Get step-by-step help brushing on the medium or look of your choice, including pencil, colored pencil, old paper, and old photo.
• NEW Add polish with text and border overlays
Embellish special photos with borders and text that make them stand out in print and on social media*. This Guided Edit walks you through the steps.
NEW Enjoy better performance and HEIF support
Experience faster installation as well as faster performance throughout common tasks. And now you can import and edit HEIF images on macOS.
This build contains stability bug fixes and ACR update to version 11.1
Ratings and Reviews
Adobe PSE 2019 not ready for release
I have used Adobe Photoshop Elements for years and it is a great tool for those of us who don’t have the time to learn Photoshop or just want to make quick home projects or gifts. And generally I have been happy with this product line. There are some great new features in PSE 2019 but it has a lot of issues. They have re-designed several features and they are very buggy or missing critical options. The app has crashed several times for me (I have plenty of memory on my MAC). The interface is slow to load for certain “auto features” and if it hangs too long will dump out and shut down all windows of the app. Also, the photo collage feature no longer allows you to size it for your project - making it useless for printing but ok for web posting.
I would wait this version out for awhile - Adobe missed the mark they have serious defects in this release. I will be searching for other products since I dont have the time to wait for the fixes.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for reporting the issue. A new update of Photoshop Elements is available which should solve this issue. In case it doesn't, request you to please confirm your Mac OS version and share the steps where you see the beach ball.
Please review your ratings of the app if you are satisfied. Reach out to us at Grp-ElementsSupport@adobe.com
A Really Nice Upgrade
I’ve used Elements since v6, and with each iteration, it has become more intuitive without becoming distractingly complex. There are still some issues (most notably the splash screen makes it nearly impossible to just open a photo for a quick enhancement) but overall, Adobe has done yeoman work to bring Photoshop to the masses.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review. We are really sorry to hear that you are facing issue with Photoshop Elements 2019. We would like to understand more on your requirement.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hard to get tech support
The link for support on the App Store only allows you to post on the User Forums and hope someone decides to comment. After purchasing and installing Photoshop Elements 19 on a new Mac, I got the following error when trying to save for web.
"Adobe Save for Web Error. Could not complete this operation. An unknown error has occured."
Developer Response ,
We are really sorry to hear that you are facing issues with Photoshop Elements 2019. We want to identify cause of the issue and love to work with you if you are willing. If you are, please contact us at email@example.com and share the photo & workflow (steps) during which you are seeing the error.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.