Jackie Dove talks Photoshop. No, not the $10 a month forever version ($240 after two years), but what is affectionately called Photoshop Lite:
If you were satisfied with last year’s version of Photoshop Elements, and have not been driven half-mad by family members who can’t keep their eyes open long enough to beat the shutter, you might be tempted to skip this version. However, despite some initial flaws in the Auto Curate feature, this is a potentially vast time saver for those with thousands of images and its assistance in creating quick, sharable slideshows, is definitely worth a second look, while Auto Select is worth the price of admission.
Professionals love Photoshop, but for the rest of us, Elements is a worthy buy at $100, good for two to three years before an upgrade. Full on Photoshop would cost ten times that much over a similar period.