At the end of the day Adobe Photoshop Elements remains one of the best easy-to-use image editing applications for PCs and Macs. The overwhelming majority of casual photographers won’t notice the technical limitations of Photoshop Elements 9 compared to the much more expensive Photoshop CS5. In fact, most consumers will probably appreciate the fact that Photoshop Elements 9 is MUCH easier to use than standard Photoshop CS5.
The new Organizer, integration with Facebook and other online image sharing sites, and the many easy-to-use editing tools that take advantage of content-aware fill make Photoshop Elements 9 a true Editors’ Choice.
- Simple user interface
- Lower-cost than Photoshop CS5
- Content-aware tools make complex edits easier than ever
- User interface very different from Photoshop CS5
- No GPU acceleration (software doesn’t take advantage of high-performance graphics cards)