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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

by Adobe
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)

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  • Make every photo look its best
  • explore your creative potential
  • organise--order, label, find and view photos your way
  • create keepsakes that you'll cherish forever
  • share to facebook, youtube and more
  • take your Elements photos with you wherever you go on your smartphone or tablet

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  • Platform:    Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 14 x 4 cm
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  • Release Date: 24 Sept. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac

Product Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Discover a friendly and intuitive environment — Organise, edit, create, and share more quickly and easily thanks to big, bold icons; a helpful Action bar; and the ability to choose from Quick, Guided, and Expert editing modes to fit your needs.

Take your photos with you wherever you go — Easily view, relive, and share your Elements photos on your smartphone and tablet. Conversely, view the photos on your smartphone and tablet in Elements.*

Easily move objects — Move objects in a photo and have the background automatically filled in.

Bring distinction to your photos, instantly — Use a variety of one-touch Frames, Effects, and Textures to add depth to your snapshots.

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Pet-Eye Correction

Correct pet eye — Remove “pet eye” discolourations.

Share from Editor — Increase your ability to share by using sharing options previously available only in the Organiser, now included in the Editor.

Learn as you use — Produce professional effects using one of more than 25 Guided Edits.

Share photos —Quickly post your photos on social media. Now, easily share your Elements photos in shared albums, and view them on your smartphone or tablet.*

Go from flawed to phenomenal in seconds — Get the photo fixes you’re looking for with one-step shortcuts that whiten teeth or make skies a vibrant blue. Make unwanted photo elements vanish with one stroke of the Spot Healing Brush, and use Auto Smart Tone for intelligent photo corrections.

Do it all with one powerful yet easy-to-use product — Use Photoshop Elements 12 for all your photo needs.

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Photo Puzzle Guided Edit

Manage your photos more easily — Intuitively sort and manage photos based on people, places, and events using new Organiser views. Find your photos using visual tags that represent people, places, pets, events, and objects.

Choose a trusted solution — Bring your photos to life with a powerful picture editing solution built from Adobe Photoshop, the professional standard for digital image editing.

Create fuller panoramas — Easily create your best-looking panoramas yet. Photomerge Panorama uses powerful blending capabilities to fill in jagged edges as it automatically stitches together multiple horizontal or vertical photos.

Create the perfect group shot — it’s easy to combine faces and bodies from a series of pictures to create a single perfect composite.

Show off your creativity with flexible layouts — Make calendars, scrapbook pages, cards, and more in minutes.

How Does Photoshop Elements 12 Compare With Previous Editions?

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Manage your photos and videos more easily
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Zoom Burst Guided Edit
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Easily move objects with Content Aware Move
System Requirements


  • 1.6GHz or faster processor (including single-core support)
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (Note: Limited Camera Raw functionality on Windows XP)
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • Colour monitor with 16-bit colour video card
  • 1024x768 display resolution
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for product activation*

Mac OS

  • 64-bit multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.7 through v10.8
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024x768 display resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet connection required for product activation*

*Internet connection required. 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 Adobe’s online privacy policy (see www.adobe.com/go/terms). 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. With Adobe Revel, not all Elements file formats are supported.

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226 of 236 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is a great (5 stars) photo editing package for home users and serious photographers on a budget. Adobe's upmarket Photoshop CS6/CC is the defacto industry standard photo editor, and this Photoshop Elements 12 software offers the bulk of CS6's tools for a fraction of the price, so it's hard for any others to compete (although Adobe's streamlined Lightroom 5 offers a faster editing experience with fewer but better implemented tools, and the likes of freebie 'Picasso' may well provide many with all the features they need). For those upgrading from Photoshop Elements 10 and lower, there are some useful additional tools in version 12 and it has the revised Elements 11 interface that I like. However I'd always buy this full licence version rather than the similarly priced Elements 12 Upgrade version, as then you can re-install your old version of Elements onto another machine or laptop (and even use it legally at work). The Adobe licence allows you two installs, one at work or on your main PC, and another at home or on the laptop (provided you don't use both programs at the same time). However this is one upgrade I'd skip if I had Photoshop Elements 11 as there's little extra on offer (i.e. just the 'mobile albums connection' app for tablets/smartphones and a few updated features like improved 'red eye' reduction for pets and 'moving objects within photos'). Read more ›
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192 of 203 people found the following review helpful
By Thomas Cunliffe TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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There is no doubt that Photoshop Elements is an excellent photo-editing program, providing most of the features of full Photoshop which digital photographers will need, and adding some more too. It's got layers, gradients, brushes, filters galore and in the hands of an experienced user there's nothing it can't do to enhance an improve a digital image.

But Adobe have created a real problem for themselves in knowing what to do with Elements now that the editing features in their excellent Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 (Mac/PC) have developed to far. Most enthusiast photographers I know have moved on to Lightroom from Elements. The cataloging features of Lightroom are much better than Elements and the editing features get better and better. In version 5 it now has adjustment brushes, radial filter, gradient filters, spot removal and red-eye removal and most importantly, all the edits are "non-destructive" which means you can revert to the original version of your photo in a single click. Lightroom now has many extras which Elements doesn't have, such as the Lens correction features (which includes an automatic leveling tool) and a very useful Effects panel which has a very easy to use vignetting feature. You can even apply the same edit to a batch of photos in a single click, which is really useful if you've taken a few photos of the same subject in order to make sure you get one good one.

Exsiting Elements users are finding that these annual updates to Photoshop Elements look more and more pointless and more like a marketing exercise to keep the upgrade treadmill going.
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phot Editingh with bells and whistles 13 Nov. 2013
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Who needs full Photoshop?

I have Elements 9 and 12 is the right upgrade as it brings so much more in the way of bells and whistles it is almost as good as the full version of Photoshop. As an amateur photographer, I simply don't need many of the features in CS (and I have no wish to "join the cloud" and pay monthly for the privilege).

I prefer the old-fashioned, simple method of buying a programme, loading it from disc, installing it with the unlock key and getting on with it. Updates arrive (eventually) and I do not need to have them before anyone else - it is just not that urgent for me. My prep from RAW is simple, adjust the tonality with the RAW processor, convert the adjusted file to a TIFF (also uncompressed) an then apply the magic of Photoshop.

It lets me prepare my shots, either for printing (I use ColourMunki to standardise my screens and printers) or DPI preparation and is completely consistent.

I must recommend this to all who want a 'Digital Darkroom'
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Photo editing made easy 23 Feb. 2014
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Verified Purchase
I recently purchased an upgrade to Corel Paintshop with the intention of improving my editing skills but after I spent many hours trying to understand the many aspects of the programme, I decided it was going to be a long haul and probably not for me. At a recent trade show, I saw an exhibitor using Adobe Photoshop Elements and was struck by its simplicity and ease of use and so I decided to try it on a trial download. Amazing, all I wanted was there. User friendly, video tutorials and step by step guidance. Perfect.
Thoroughly recommended for budding photo editors.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great gift
Prompt service, bought as a gift. Very happy
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4.0 out of 5 stars so far it's been very good, still finding my way around some of the...
so far it's been very good ,still finding my way around some of the finer points. Would recommend this item
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