Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 review

Adobe’s simpler alternative to Photoshop CC takes a task‑orientated approach to making image edits

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Photographer)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a great software package for beginners, but more experienced photographers will want greater control over monochrome conversions and more understated templates for the auto creations.


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    No subscription

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    Great value if bought with Premiere Elements 2020


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    Advanced features are hidden away

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Note that this software has now been updated with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 - which offers extra features for this budget-priced photo editing software.

 Photoshop Elements 2020 is the  baby brother to the full-blooded Photoshop CC, the program that has become the industry standard for image editing. The advantage of Elements is that you don't have to pay a subscription – and can buy the software outright. And it is particularly good value if you buy it with its film-editing cousin Adobe Premiere Elements 2020.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.