Adobe Photoshop Elements
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2021 / October 8, 2020
|Operating system||Windows, macOS|
|Type||Raster graphics editor|
Adobe Photoshop (Elements) is a graphics editor for photographers, image editors and hobbyists. It contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. The program allows users to create, edit, organize and share images. It is a successor of Adobe Photoshop (Limited Edition).
Originally introduced alongside Adobe Photoshop version 6, Photoshop Elements targets photography enthusiasts and thus lacks many features that make it useful in a proper print production environment. For example, Photoshop Elements cannot export files in the CMYK color mode, supports a simplified color management system, and excludes detailed soft-proofing. It also includes a limited set of Photoshop plugins, and instead has a number of features aimed at non-experts (such as removing the red-eye effect or changing the skin tone in a picture). An example of a redesigned feature is the Variations correction dialog. Some versions can, however, open, edit, and save PDFs.[which?] The Mac version does not allow keyboard shortcuts to be added through the Mac System Preferences, as can be done with virtually all other programs for Mac.
Version 13 no longer supports the Windows XP platform. While Adobe no longer sells earlier XP-compatible versions on its site, users can still register and use retail packaged editions of earlier versions that may still be available in retail outlets.
Adobe has improved performance and also added new features and tools over the years, like the new AI powered one-click subject selection, new home screen, content-aware crop, automatic image colorization and skin smooth. In this new version users now can add facial expressions to the images with the power of Adobe Sensei machine learning AI, which was introduced in 2017. Batch Editing and adding slideshows, filters and effects to the images were also possible with the recent versions.
Photoshop Elements is available for Windows and macOS. It is not available as part of a creative cloud subscription, but rather as a single purchase or upgrade purchase. Additionally, a bundle of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements is available for purchase.
|Photoshop 4 LE||1996||1996||?|
|Photoshop 5 LE||1999||1999||5.5 (February 1999)|
|1||April 2001||April 2001||6.0 (September 2000)|
|2||August 2002||2002||7.0 (March 2002)|
|3||October 2004||2004||CS (October 2003)|
|4||October 2005||2006||CS2 (April 2005)|
|6||October 2007||2008||CS3 (April 2007)|
|7||October 2008||?||CS4 (September 23, 2008)|
|9||September 2010||CS5 (April 30, 2010)|
|11||September 2012||CS6 (May 7, 2012)|
|12||September 2013||CC 14.0 (June 18, 2013)|
|13||September 2014||CC 2014 (15.0) (June 18, 2014)|
|14||September 2015||CC 2015 (June 15, 2015)|
|15||October 2016||CC 2017 (November 2, 2016)|
|2018||October 2017||CC 2018(October 18, 2017)|
|2019||October 2018||CC 2019 (October 15, 2018)|
|2020||October 2019||2020 (November 4, 2019)|
|2021||October 2020||2021 (October 20, 2020)|
Note: Adobe Photoshop Elements on macOS X is available in many languages including English, Japanese, etc.
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