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AdobePhotoshop Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box)
 
4.5

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (74)
  • Great value (66)
  • Easy to navigate (49)
  • Good power output (46)
  • Fast (44)

Cons

  • Compatibility issues (12)
  • Difficult to navigate (11)
  • Hard to install or upgrade (8)
  • Slows down system (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (68)
  • Business (22)
  • Multimedia (20)
  • Educational purposes (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (63), Budget shopper (21)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (66), Business (19)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (61), 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

Keeps on improving

By Brianm

from Valhalla, NY

About Me Quality Oriented

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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          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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            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.

                • 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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                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    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):

                      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

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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.

                        • Primary use:
                        • 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.

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

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                          5.0

                          Newest Product at a Discount

                          By Jack

                          from Atlantra, GA

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                          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.

                            • Primary use:
                            • 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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                            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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                            4.0

                            Easy and Friendly Program

                            By sandrade16

                            from Los Angeles, CA

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Great Value

                            Cons

                            • Slows Down System

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use

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

                            My first photoshop software and I can say that the program is really user friendly. I am using it for digital scrapbooking. PSE allows me to click back and forth on several objects on the page instantly, saving time. You can choose to use the program as someone who is new to the program, or someone with experience. No more having to figure out how to use it, when PSE will help you out.

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

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                            5.0

                            I would buy again

                            By Alain

                            from Quebec

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Use
                              • Multimedia

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

                              Easy to use.
                              Lot of information available on the web and in library to learn how and more.
                              Fully automated retouch if necessary.

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

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                              5.0

                              It keeps getting better...

                              By Chuxter

                              from Ft. Worth, TX

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Use
                                • Multimedia

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

                                I use Lightroom for 90% of my editing, but the last 10% needs the things that Elements does, like Layers, Selections, Filters, etc.

                                I never use the dumb Organizer, since I use Lightroom for Digital Asset Management. I edit the PSE icon on the desktop to go directly to the Editor. :-)

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                Good Shopping Experience

                                By drfuji

                                from Junction City, KS

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                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 am a Photoshop user.. but surely do not like the new cloud based versions... I needed some editing capabilities on a 3rd machine...and Elements has everything I need for most of the things I do. Certainly a great value for the price..!!!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Another great transaction

                                  By lynnp

                                  from Turners Falls, MA

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Great Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Use

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

                                    I needed to upgrade my software and glad to find it on B & H for a great price and excellent shipping (since I'm only 2 states away).

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

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