What is Adobe Photoshop Elements 15?
Photoshop Elements 15 is an app that makes your photos look great, so you don’t have to worry about your camera skills or capturing the perfect shot. Make quick edits and create artistic looks to wow family and friends. Share them however you like, including on Facebook and other social sites. Express your creativity in beautiful collages, scrapbook pages, and cards. And always find any photo, fast, thanks to enhanced search and suggested tags.
Who should use Photoshop Elements 15?
People who:
  • Want to bring out the best in their photos in just a few simple clicks.
  • Enjoy taking photos of family, friends, and activities in their lives.
  • Need an easy way to organize and quickly find their photos.
  • Like to do things to their photos such as remove people or objects, move objects around, and just make them look better.
  • Like to express themselves creatively through their photos.
  • Want an easy way to share their photos with others.Want to create personal photo keepsakes.
What’s the difference between Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements?
Photoshop Elements is designed for people who take lots of photos and want a quick, easy way to make them look great, create with them, share them with family and friends, and organize them so they’re easy to find. Premiere Elements is designed for people who take lots of videos and want a quick, easy way to make them look great, turn them into polished movies, share them with family and friends, and organize their clips so they’re easy to find. Both apps share a common Organizer for easy access to all photos and videos. They’re sold separately or bundled together as Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements.
How does Photoshop Elements differ from Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom software?
  • Photoshop Elements is designed for everyday consumers who are just getting started with photo editing and want an easy way to edit, organize, create, and share their photos.
  • Photoshop is the professional standard for creating compelling images, designs, 3D artwork, and videos. 
  • Photoshop Lightroom addresses the workflow needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers, enabling them to import, process, organize, and showcase large volumes of digital photographs.


What are the top new benefits of Photoshop Elements 15?
  • Turn frowns upside down, adjust squinting eyes, and make other quick tweaks so everyone in your photos looks their best.
  • Use new Guided Edits for step-by-step help turning photos into cool visual text, creating collages of effects on a single photo, creating speed-pan action shots, painting effects onto photos, and making your own photo frames.
  • Do all your quick photo editing and organizing on touch screens.
  • Try on filters for fresh new looks.
  • Fix a batch of photos all at once.
  • Organize more easily now that Elements suggests tags for popular photo subjects.
  • Find the exact photos you’re looking for by searching on a combination of things. 
  • And many more.


I use free photo editing software. Why should I consider Photoshop Elements 15?
Most free photo editors offer a very limited set of editing tools. Photoshop Elements is the #1 selling consumer photo editing software in America* because it provides every level of user everything they need to organize, edit, create, and share:
  • Use Quick mode to make one-click fixes.
  • Use Guided Edits for step-by-step guidance.
  • Use Expert mode for complete photo transformations.
  • Use the Organizer to easily search, find, and keep everything at your fingertips.
  • Get access to inspiration and tutorials with eLive right from within the product.
  • Create photo keepsakes like collages, calendars, scrapbook pages, and more.


I own an older version of Photoshop Elements. Can I get upgrade pricing?
Yes, we offer upgrade pricing for existing customers.
Should I buy Photoshop Elements 15 or the Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 bundle?
If you like to take and share photos and videos, get the Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 bundle. The package lets you edit and share photos and videos together in creative ways, at a great value.
Where can I find out about volume licensing for Photoshop Elements 15?
For licensing questions, visit the Adobe Volume Licensing page or contact your local Adobe sales representative.
What features from previous versions are not available in Photoshop Elements 15?
A handful of features from previous versions are not available in Photoshop Elements 15 due to new product support for 64-bit systems. They include:
  • Photo Mail
  • Photomerge Style Match
  • Magic Extractor tool
  • Texture Fill
  • Frame from video
  • Interactive layout mode in Photomerge Panorama
  • Photoshop Showcase

Technical questions


What are the minimum system requirements to run Photoshop
Elements 2018?
See the system requirements for more information.


Does Photoshop Elements support Windows 32-bit operating systems?
No, it only supports 64-bit installations.
Where can I ask a technical or how-to question related to Photoshop Elements?
Visit the Photoshop Elements forums to get answers from product team members and other expert users.
You can also use the following helpful resources:



Purchasing options


I own an older version of Photoshop Elements. Can I get upgrade pricing?
Yes, we offer upgrade pricing for existing customers.
Where can I find out about volume licensing for Photoshop Elements 2018?
For licensing questions, visit the Adobe Volume Licensing page or contact your local Adobe sales representative.



Learning Photoshop Elements


How can I get started with Photoshop Elements 2018?
Check out Photoshop Elements Learn & Support for all you need to get started—video and step-by-step-tutorials, Help content, and links to resources offering comprehensive product support from Adobe and our knowledgeable community.
Where can I find the manual?
You can find web and PDF versions of the manual on the Photoshop Elements Help page. To learn more about the latest features in Photoshop Elements, read the What’s new summary

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† Instant discount applies to the full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, Adobe Premiere Elements 2018, or Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 & Adobe Premiere Elements 2018  software. Pricing is available only through the online Adobe Store. OEM, education and volume licensing customers are not eligible. This offer is valid in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Offer valid from 5:00 pm (PDT) on January 29, 2018 until 9:00 pm (PDT) on February 20, 2018. Savings are limited to one discount per customer. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars and do not include applicable local taxes. This offer and prices are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited by law.