Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Review

Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE) is a low-cost consumer version of its sibling, Photoshop CC. With the release of the photo editing and organization app’s new version, consumers are treated to a mature and user-friendly software.

The application introduces features, such as dehaze and shake reduction, as well as enhancements to guided edits and facial recognition. PSE 14 comes with an editor and an organizer. It also includes Adobe Camera Raw, which users can use to process raw images.

Although PSE 14 does not offer Photoshop CC’s full set of features, the latest version has great depth and a handful of welcome improvements.

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The Organizer

It is in the Elements organizer that you import, export, and organize images. It comes with sorting modes to help you divide the photos into categories based on Places, People, and Events. The latest version includes a better facial recognition feature. Elements can now recognize faces and automatically add photos to a person’s stack as soon as you import images into the application.

What’s more, the organizing options allow you to add tags, captions, and star ratings, as well as let you apply basic corrections, like smart fix, rotation, cropping, sharpening, contrast, and red-eye reduction. These auto fix tools are a big help, especially if you don’t want the hassle of launching another program for minor edits and adjustments. Meanwhile, the Events Tab allows you to sort the images based on a timeframe with the help of the Smart Events switch.

The Places tab, on the contrary, lets you organize your photos using improved GPS-tagging with built in maps. If your photos have an embedded GPS data, the application automatically places them on a map so you can see where your photos were taken. Hovering over the thumbnails will enable you to browse through all the images taken in that location. It’s a pretty neat feature overall.

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