Adobe Photoshop elements vs Photoshop CC|Price,Features

Want to know Adobe Photoshop elements vs Photoshop CC details? Want to buy Photoshop or Photoshop elements? Are you confused? This article will give you brief details about Photoshop and Photoshop elements in terms of its features and price.




There is confusion about which one to buy. Just spend five minutes to read this article, I will clear your confusion.

Adobe Photoshop elements vs Photoshop CC

Basic definition:

Photoshop CC/CS :

Photoshop CC is the Photoshop Creative Cloud. According to Adobe “You can create production-quality designs and images with Photoshop“.

Photoshop elements:

It is the lightweight version of Photoshop. It has almost 70%-80% of the features of Photoshop. According to Adobe “Photoshop elements is a powerful easy-to-use software for creating amazing photos. Elements provides options for every user level, from one-click edits to step by step guidance to total control”.

Features :

Features and tools are the same in both versions. Photoshop has more extra tools. Some of them are listed below. These features are not included in Photoshop elements.




  • Full 16-bit RGB.
  • Video editing. (You need to buy Premier elements along with Photoshop Elements for video editing).
  • 3D Image and text.
  • Warp transform tool.
  • Auto-align and auto bend layers.
  • Supports Duotone, CMYK, Lab, Multichannel color modes.
  • Channel panel and Channel mixer.
  • Slice Tool.
  • Automatic lens correction.

I have listed only some of the extra features in Photoshop. It has many more extra features than Photoshop elements. At the same time, there are some extra features in Photoshop Elements that are not available in Photoshop. Like Powerful organizer, smart brush toll, cookie-cutter tool, etc.,

Which one should I buy ?

You don’t have to buy Photoshop unless you choose your career in design. Photoshop elements are more than enough for entry-level designers. I use Photoshop elements to design images for my blog. You can do everything with Photoshop elements. If you want to edit videos, you need to buy premier elements along with Photoshop elements.

Price :

Adobe has too many plans which confuses the buyer. You need to decide, what is your purpose and which plan you need.

  • Photoshop elements price is around $70
  • Premier elements price is around $70
  • Photoshop elements + Premier elements price is around $100. It is best to buy this pack.
  • There is no buy option for Photoshop CS/CC. You can choose monthly plans. It has different plans. The starting plan price is around $10 / Month.

Remember price may vary at any time. You can see all Adobe product’s current prices from the Adobe product page.




Are discounts available?

Yes. The best part about discounts on Adobe products is, you need not search anywhere for latest offers. Adobe itself created an offer page. They will update their offer page with the latest available offers and discounts. If you want to buy Adobe products, first check their offer page for available offers. Then only buy a product.

Verdict :

Always Photoshop is the best. But you don’t actually need in-depth features unless you are a professional. Even if you are going to choose your career in designing, you can use Photoshop elements for learning purposes.

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