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Photoshop Elements or Photoshop?

I recommend Photoshop Elements because:

• It's easier than Photoshop.

• It does what most photographers need to do.

Also, should you need Photoshop, what you learned with Photoshop Elements can be used with Photoshop.

Photoshop CC

If you have Photoshop CC, to get Photoshop Elements, you have to pay about $80.

Windows Computers

Photoshop Elements 15 only works on 64-bit computers—not on 32-bit computers.

Do the following to check how many bits your computer can use.

1) Press the Windows key and the Pause key and release.

The Windows key has a wavy flag icon.

It's on the bottom row to the left.

The Pause key is on the top row to the right.

The System window will open.


2) Look for System type:.

If you're computer is 64-bit, you can use Photoshop Elements 15.

If your computer is 32-bit, purchase Photoshop Elements 14.