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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box)

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Product Highlights
  • Advanced Image Enhancement Tools
  • Friendly and Intuitive Editing Interface
  • Mobile Support for Viewing and Sharing
  • Enhanced Direct Social Network Sharing
  • One-Touch Frames, Effects, and Textures
  • Content Aware Move and Fill Modes
  • Over 25 Guided Edits
  • Auto Smart Tone and Filter Effects
  • Efficient Tagging and Searching Tools
  • Pet Eye Discoloration Correction Tool

The boxed version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows is a versatile and intuitive editing and organizing program for managing a complete digital imaging workflow. Beginning with a wide range of photo editing and enhancement capabilities, Elements 12 presents a breadth of unique tools for automatically optimizing the look and feel of select images and retouching unwanted aspects of individual photographs. Content Aware Move and Fill work to intelligently replace backgrounds within images after moving elements or when using the Straighten tool to correct misaligned horizons and the Spot Healing Brush can be used to quickly remove any undesired aspects of a picture. Discolored pet eyes can be quickly corrected for and Auto Smart Tone works to efficiently optimize brightness, contrast, and color based on learned personal preferences. For becoming acquainted with creative editing techniques, 25 Guided Edits are available and walk you through producing professional-quality enhancements to imagery.

The expansive set of editing capabilities are housed within a friendly environment, featuring easy-to-recognize icons and commands for a more seamless working method. Quick, Guided, and Expert modes can be selected depending on the amount of manipulation and control desired during editing and distinct Editor and Organizer interfaces allow for intuitive handling of photos. Mobile device support helps to make files shot with a smartphone or tablet readily available within Elements and, conversely, files housed within Elements albums can be viewed and shared from linked mobile devices. A rich set of tagging controls, based on subject, location, or event, help to streamline navigating immense catalogs of imagery and support direct uploading of content to social media sites, including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitter.

Friendly and Intuitive Environment
Extending the legacy of past versions of Photoshop Elements, Elements 12 revolves around a highly intuitive and efficient environment for easy navigation for selecting a host of editing tools, exporting options, and file management solutions. Large, bold icons simplify tool selection and the ability to choose from Quick, Guided, and Expert editing modes enables the appropriate amount of control based on personal needs.
Seamless Mobile Integration
Images from within Elements 12 can easily be viewed, shared, and linked with mobile devices and, additionally, images taken with your mobile devices can be sent directly to Elements albums for an even more seamless digital workflow.
Content Aware Tools
The Content Aware Move tool can be used to easily move objects from within the image and have the background automatically filled-in in a seamless manner. Additionally you can straighten images and have the missing background automatically filled in using Content Aware Fill for the Straighten tool when working in Expert mode.
One-Touch Personalized Effects
A wide variety of one-touch Frames, Effects, and Textures can be applied to images to creatively enhance their final appearance. Calendars, scrapbook pages, cards, and more can also be easily created using an array of professionally designed templates, which can further be personally customized to suit your own imagery.
Correct Pet Eye
Similar to removing red-eye in images, discolored pet's eyes can now be easily corrected for to remove the green or yellow cast from imagery.
Guided Editing
Professional effects can be produced and learned simultaneously using a range of over 25 Guided Edits. New effects added to Elements 12 include Zoom Burst, which adds a dynamic sense of motion to an image; Photo Puzzle, which gives the appearance that your image is constructed from puzzle pieces; and Old Photo Restore, which is specifically design to help repair worn or damaged photos.
Seamless Image Sharing
The intuitive Elements interface enables direct sharing of photos and videos within Elements albums to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and other social media sites, which, furthermore, can be easily viewed and shared on mobile devices. Sharing can now be done directly from the Editor interface as well as the Organizer interface.
Automated Correction Tools
A broad array of one-step shortcuts can be employed to improve select elements of imagery or enhance the overall appearance of a photograph. Unwanted details can be intelligently removed using the Spot Healing Brush and Auto Smart Tone can be used to optimize color, tone, and exposure adjustments based on learned personal preferences.
All-Around Workflow Solution
Photoshop Elements 12 acts as an efficient means for organizing, finding, and managing files with the Organizer view in addition to serving as a solution for editing, enhancing, printing, and sharing photos. Visual tags can be utilized to selectively demarcate files based on subjects, locations, or events for easier locating of specific files within a vast image library. Additionally, location-tagged images can be viewed on a map based on where they were taken.
Automatic Panoramic Creation
Photomerge Panorama automatically stitches and blends individual horizontal or vertical photos as part of a larger, panoramic scene and intelligently removes jagged edges and overlapping content for a clean, seamless appearance.
Enhanced Group Shots
Photomerge Group Shot works to combine individual elements, including faces and bodies, from multiple group shots of the same scene in order to alleviate a pair of closed eyes or non-smiling face from ruining an otherwise perfect group photograph.
Additional Features
Finding and Organizing:
  • Tag faces faster using your Facebook Friends list
  • Find photos of specific people quickly with automatic People Recognition
  • Quickly and easily find the best photo or video from a series using the Auto-Analyzer
  • Edit photos in full-screen mode directly from the Organizer
  • Organize photos and videos from one central location and improve searching by using dedicated visual tags

  • Image Enhancement:
  • Create tilt-shift, vignette, high-key, and low-key effects
  • Automatically convert images into digital illustrations
  • Easily select and refine edges of hair and other hard-to-extract content
  • Import and use effects, styles, and actions from a wide range of photo sites or blogs
  • 100 different paint effects can be applied to any image
  • Intuitively and easily un-clutter, repair, and match the style of any photo
  • Recompose imagery to any size without distorting key subjects
  • Photomerge technology helps to create perfectly-lit shots
  • A range of adjustments can be previewed prior to selecting the best one
  • One-step solution for whitening teeth and making skies bluer
  • Support for a broad range of raw file types for high quality results
  • Red-eye can be corrected for and skin tones can be enhanced with one click

  • Personalization and Exporting of Imagery:
  • Enhance the look of text in imagery by making it curve or flow in any direction
  • Photos can be saved in both JPEG and PSD file formats
  • Flexible templates and layouts can be used for printing calendars, cards, scrapbook pages, books, or disc labels from your home printer
  • Mac System Requirements 64-bit multicore Intel processor
    Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.9.1
    2 GB of RAM
    4 GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
    1024 x 768 display resolution
    DVD-ROM drive
    QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
    Internet connection required for product activation
    Windows System Requirements 1.6 GHz or faster processor (including single-core support)
    Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (limited Camera Raw functionality on Windows XP)
    1 GB of RAM (2 GB for HD video functions)
    4 GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
    Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
    1024 x 768 display resolution
    Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
    DVD-ROM drive
    Internet connection required for product activation

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    AdobePhotoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box)
     
    4.5

    (based on 105 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (69)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (78)
    • Great value (69)
    • Easy to navigate (51)
    • Good power output (49)
    • Fast (46)

    Cons

    • Compatibility issues (12)
    • Difficult to navigate (12)
    • Hard to install or upgrade (8)
    • Slows down system (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home use (72)
    • Business (23)
    • Multimedia (21)
    • Educational purposes (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (67), Budget shopper (22)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (71), Business (19)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (66), Mac (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Photo Editor!

    I teach a course in photo editing at a local university, and for the vast majority of the students, Photoshop Elements is the only tool that they will ever need. The interface has...Read complete review

    I teach a course in photo editing at a local university, and for the vast majority of the students, Photoshop Elements is the only tool that they will ever need. The interface has changed recently, and for those familiar with the older version, it takes a little time getting used to, but it is easier to follow and understand than the earlier versions. Like any program, it requires a commitment of time to become proficient with Elements, but the rewards are worth it. Buy it! By the way, B&H had the best price for Elements, even better tha the warehouse clubs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Clunky setup, but great once running

    I upgraded from version 11 because it was on sale for under $ at B&H. If you're currently running 11 compare carefully then decide if it's worth it to you because as is...Read complete review

    I upgraded from version 11 because it was on sale for under $ at B&H. If you're currently running 11 compare carefully then decide if it's worth it to you because as is typical, the enhancements are not many. On the other hand, the learning curve (from 11) is pretty much nil. Thankfully, this is still available as a one time purchase as opposed to most other Adobe products that are becoming cloud based with monthly licensing fees. When that happens to Elements is when I start looking to the competition.Fortunately, Elements is still excellent and for performance is worthy of 5 stars. I have withheld two stars because of the unnecessarily tedious and clunky hoops one has to jump through to activate Adobe products and this seems to be getting worse with each release. I had to spend a good amount of time with tech support to get it activated because of the buggy buggy process. ...........

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    4.0

    Good upgrade to Photoshop Elements 8

    By bps

    from Florida

    About Me Quality Oriented

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Slows Down System

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

    I've used Photoshop Elements for a few years and this is a decent upgrade to version 8. The smart adjustments and fixes are good for beginners. It can be a bit slow to load, so you do need a fairly fast computer to run it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Photoshop Elements 12

    By TNmike

    from Northwest Tennessee

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Navigate
    • Fast
    • Great Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

      I have earlier versions of Photoshop Elements and decided to upgrade to Elements 12. The layout is a little different than the versions I have been used to but it has been easy to adjust. I really enjoy the new features in the version.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Photo Shop Elements

      By Peanut

      from Fennimore, WIsconsin

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Educational Purposes
        • Home Use
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

        I habe been using Photoshop Elements since Ver 5 and for me there is nothing better. Does everything I want to do and then some. Only thing I can say negative is the way Adobe makes us upgrade everytime we get a new camera. I have went thru 3 versions in the last year.

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        • Personal
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        • PC

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        5.0

        Best one yet

        By canonball

        from miami,fl.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Fast
        • Great Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

            This is the best of the best,I was able to out do a plastic surgeon,my grandmother no longer has wrinkles,at least in photos.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Best Price Anywhere

            By PHOTO TRAVELLER

            from nEW hAMPSKIRE

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Difficult To Navigate

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

            Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

            This software is a big step up for me, and I am having some major problems for which I find no explanation in their textbook

            Adobe does nothing to help, but they do send Emails trying to sell me more products.

            Thanks

            Faith Clark

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Keeps on improving

            By Brianm

            from Valhalla, NY

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate
            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                I upgraded from Elements 8 to Elements 12 when I purchased my new camera. I might not have thought of upgrading except that B&H had a discount offer on Elements 12 and am glad that I did. The interface is clearer and more user friendly. Since I have only had the software for less than a month and actually did not install until last weekend since I waited to receive my camera body that was backordered, I have not been able to use it extensively. The first impression is a very positive one.

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                • Personal
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                • PC

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                5.0

                Great deal !

                By Suzanne

                from Idaho

                Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                I had been shopping around for this for a whole and found that b&h had the best deal when I bundled this with a lens (only [$]!). Came so quickly. Very happy with the service, thanks!

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                4.0

                Solid Program

                By Brandon

                from Davis, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Great Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                  So far so good. In the first few weeks I've had it, I have really liked Photoshop. It has a few different layout things and is missing a few features from what I've used previously with CS4, but for the price it's a good deal.

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                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great software!

                  By Steve

                  from New Bern, NC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Fast
                  • Great Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                    Easy to use and very helpful at showing a person how to do things.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    Good Software

                    By Jenn

                    from Texas

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Navigate

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business
                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                      I am still learning all its capabilities. It does everything that I have needed or wanted it to do. I did not do enough research on the Adobe products before purchasing and wish I would have known it does not work with videos. I would have purchased the combo, Elements and Premier package.

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                      • Personal
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                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great, as expected.

                      By Michele

                      from North East, MD

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Fast
                      • Great Value
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Use

                        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                        I use this product for scrapbooking and photo editing. I have no complaints.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Easy to use

                        By Livia

                        from New Jersey

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Navigate
                        • Great Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Educational Purposes
                          • Home Use

                          Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                          I use it for both personal and business. It's simple yet effective for small touch ups I need to make on images.

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                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          My fourth version of Elements.

                          By Papa Don.

                          from Greenwood SC.

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Great Value
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use

                            Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                            I use elements to edit photos for my own personal enjoyment. I bought this version for the new features.

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                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            A great starter tool

                            By The Kude

                            from Boise, ID

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                            Pros

                            • Great Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational Purposes

                              Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                              Purchased as a gift, because I have and use it to teach my students the basics of editing.

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                              • Business
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                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              helping me organize!

                              By fretless

                              from north carolina

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Navigate
                              • Fast
                              • Great Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Use

                                Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                                I am finally getting handle on my photos. I have only used the editing once, but seems more intuitive than older version of corel that came my computer.

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                                • Personal
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                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Kansan Visits B&H

                                By Jayhawk67401

                                from Salina, Kansas

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Navigate
                                • Fast
                                • Great Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Compatibility Issues

                                Best Uses

                                • Educational Purposes
                                • Home Use

                                Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                                I am an amateur photographer with no ambition to go beyond that. The thing about photography is it makes you live in the moment and appreciate it. The staff at B&H were outstanding in every respect. I ordered my camera over the phone and the staff was very helpful in learning my needs and confirming my research on what I needed. They definitely did not try to oversell me. We visited the store a week or so later when in New York. The store in and of itself is amazing and worth visiting just to see how a really efficient operation should work. The staff were all great when we visited as well and very helpful. I will not shop for another piece of photography equipment anywhere else. Great experience all the way around!!

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                                • Personal
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                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Photoshop Elements 12

                                By stealth9tn

                                from Vienna, OH

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Great Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business
                                  • Home Use
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                                  I am new at Photoshop, but I am really impressed by the results from what I have done so far.

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                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent photo enhancing software

                                  By Skyrydr

                                  from NJ

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Easy To Navigate
                                  • Fast
                                  • Great Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Use

                                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                                    I use this for home pictures only. I am not the best photographer so this program helps me improve my photos. Its a little difficult to learn but there are many YOUTUBE teaching videos.

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                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Newest Product at a Discount

                                    By Jack

                                    from Atlantra, GA

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Navigate
                                    • Fast
                                    • Great Value
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Business
                                      • Home Use
                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                                      I was able to stay current with the latest version of Photoshop Elements at a discounted price.
                                      Abobe had the same item at 1/3 more cost.

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                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      Big jump from Elements 9

                                      By HESherman

                                      from New York NY

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Navigate

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Use

                                      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                                      Not having updated for several versions, this is a significant leap forward.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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