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AdobePhotoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box)
 
4.5

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (80)
  • Great value (71)
  • Easy to navigate (52)
  • Good power output (50)
  • Fast (47)

Cons

  • Compatibility issues (13)
  • Difficult to navigate (12)
  • Hard to install or upgrade (8)
  • Slows down system (4)

Best Uses

  • Home use (75)
  • Business (24)
  • Multimedia (21)
  • Educational purposes (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (70), Budget shopper (22)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (73), Business (20)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (66), Mac (26)

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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3.0

New User Interface

By Jackie Kane

from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Amateur Appeal
  • Numerous Functions

Cons

  • Dumbed Down Interface
  • Elementary Oriented

Best Uses

  • Home Use

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

I had PSE10 before (rarely used it) and while there are useful improvements to this version, it seems the user interface was "dumbed down" - literally making it more Elementary! The older versions were like a lesser version of the Professional (CS6) Photoshop, with similar looking panels, sliders, etc. It was much more instinctive in figuring what to do without instruction. When I downloaded this and attempted to do something, it looked like a kid's program, not that I instinctively knew what to do with it - I didn't and have not used it yet. I don't like it.So, I don't really want to use this thing, but I also don't want to subscribe to the monthly fee program to access LR5 and Photoshop CC. I feel like I'm being forced to do so by the manufacturer though, since I do Professional Photography. LR5 is amazing, but I need a strong program for layers and masking as well. I will be looking further into the options offered by professional grade PlugIns to use with LR5 first.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Computer Platform:
  • Mac

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1.0

Great product with problems

By Victoria

from Virginia

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Compatibility Issues

Best Uses

  • Home Use

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

I am sure this is a wonderful product - if i could get it to work properly! I am very familiar with all the versions of Elements and have used them for years. In his version, Elements 12, none of the tools work and furthermore it affectsthe older versions that I still use (#6 and 10). After uninstalling it, the older versions work like before. This is very frustrating and would appreciate any comment to solve the problem.

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

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4.0

Good alternate program

By DJ

from Redlands, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Great Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business
    • Educational Purposes
    • Home Use

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

    This is a good all around program. I bought it to supliment my Lightroom ,5 for the creative features like making cards, etc - that's not in Lightroom. Also because I recommend this program to people getting into editing - I want to be able to help them and know the program and be able to teach them as well. But I do most of my editing in Lightroom 5

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

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    4.0

    Good upgrade to Photoshop Elements 8

    By bps

    from Florida

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    Verified Buyer

    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.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • 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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            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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            Verified Buyer

            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.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • 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

                Verified Buyer

                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.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great software!

                  By Steve

                  from New Bern, NC

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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):

                    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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                    Verified Buyer

                    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.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great, as expected.

                      By Michele

                      from North East, MD

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                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                        Verified Buyer

                        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.

                          • Primary use:
                          • 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.

                            • Primary use:
                            • 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.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • 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.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • 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!!

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

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                                5.0

                                Photoshop Elements 12

                                By stealth9tn

                                from Vienna, OH

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                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.

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

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