Buying Photoshop

Wondering how to buy Photoshop? In this free lesson, you'll learn all about buying Photoshop.

Photoshop Elements

If you don't need all of Photoshop's features, you might consider purchasing Photoshop Elements instead. You can think of Photoshop Elements as "Photoshop Light"—it gives you access to some of the most popular features from the full version, but it usually costs less than $100 and does not require a subscription. If you don't have a lot of previous experience with image editing, Photoshop Elements may be a good option for you.

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Missing features in Photoshop Elements

Below, you'll find a list of some of the main limitations of Photoshop Elements. These are somewhat advanced features, which is why they're not included in Elements. If you've never heard about some of the things we mention below, don't worry—we'll talk more about many of these features later in this tutorial.

Photoshop for mobile devices

If you want to edit photos on the go, Adobe offers a few different mobile apps. While these apps don't include nearly as many features as the desktop software, they may be a good option for making quick edits on a mobile device: