Adobe Photoshop (the non-Elements version) is a tool with infinite possibilities, but if you're a basic user, probably don't need the full version of Adobe Photoshop but instead the basic version called Adobe Photoshop Elements. As a basic user, Elements certainly fit your budget and requirements for a photo editing suite.
If you want a good editor, Adobe Photoshop Elements may be unbeatable when you consider the power of the program. Overall power and ability isn't what makes this program great, though. Besides the main program, you get Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer free, a tool for organizing and viewing of images to be stored and labeled all your photos automatically. The photo organizer is similar to ACDSee in many ways.
The publisher of Adobe Photoshop Elements takes the best of the original and gives you access to some simple and useful tools: the most used tools, filters most colorful and an organization of elementary layers which are normally available in the original Photoshop. All these modules are accessible to any user and are displayed with large icons which make them easily accessible.
Digital image retouching and editing with Elements is simple and easily accessible to the home user. Though veterans of Adobe Photoshop might find this version lacking, it certainly does offer many of the juicy features you've come to expect from Adobe's image editing line of products.
Adobe Photoshop Elements can apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create web graphics and optimize graphics.Adobe Photoshop Elements features and highlights:
Adobe Photoshop Elements is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from graphics editors and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.2 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.
Compatibility with this photo enhancer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Adobe.
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