Better support for different file types Against New features are few and underwhelming Still needs streamlining Many effects look dated When released in , Photoshop Elements was primarily targeted towards photography enthusiasts, boasting a simple array of tools for general purpose photo editing. Over the years Adobe has steadily added new features to give wider appeal, though it will always linger under the shadow of its full-blown counterpart in that respect, relying instead on its relative simplicity and an affordable price-tag. But with brilliant Photoshop alternatives , like Affinity Photo, getting cheaper and better, is Elements in danger of overpricing and underselling itself into obscurity?
Making Photos Pop with Innovative Tools Powered by the same engine as Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for digital imaging, Photoshop Elements 10 utilizes intelligent technology that makes it easy to give everyday photos a boost. Photoshop technology is brought to life through easy to follow steps for achieving stunning photo effects in an approachable way with new Guided Edits, which are very popular and successful. These include innovations such as creating a shallow depth of field or designing a fun layout of snapshots with Picture Stack, or even adding a dream-like diffused glow with the Orton Effect. It gives images a dreamy quality, and works well for candid portraits, landscapes, and photos of children or animals. This enhanced result was created in ten seconds with PSE More New Features Also new are the text-on-a-path feature, a Crop Overlay tool, and some significant Organizer improvements: New text functionality, which scrapbookers will especially love, allows users to add curving, flowing text to a photo that automatically follows the outline of a subject, custom path or shape.