Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Review

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by Linda Sattgast

pse12-box-shadowThe giveaway deadline has expired. The winner of our FREE PSE12 software sponsored by Adobe.com is . . . Liz.

Good News! Adobe has donated a free copy of Photoshop Elements 12 to give away to one lucky individual! But first . . . let me tell you about Photoshop Elements 12.

Last year Adobe introduced a radically different version of Photoshop Elements that was very well received overall. This year, right on schedule near the end of September, as is their yearly custom, they announced version 12.

Here is an overview of the new features, starting with my personal favorites:

Pet Eye Removal
We’ve had Red Eye Removal for years, but that didn’t help the furry creatures among us.

Now the Red Eye tool has an option to check “Pet Eye.” Click once on an eye to remove pet eye. If you don’t like the results, press Ctrl Z (Mac: Cmd Z) to undo, adjust the Pupil Radius and Darken sliders, and click on the eye to try again.

Unfortunately, you can’t use the sliders after clicking to adjust the effect. You must Undo first and guessimate the adjustment. But it’s still a lot better than leaving your pet with glaring demon eyes.

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Auto Smart Tone
The Enhance menu gained a great new tool: Auto Smart Tone. This tool displays a button and four thumbnails of possible changes. Drag the button toward one of the thumbnails to get more of that effect.

This tool is intuitive and easy to use. It’s also smart. It will learn what you like and begin to suggest changes based on your prior choices. You can reset the learning part of this tool in Preferences under the General menu.

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Content Aware Move Tool
Move objects in your photo to a new location with the Content Aware Move Tool. It’s located at the bottom of the Tool Bar with an icon that looks like crossed arrows.

With this tool, check Move for the Mode in Tool Options and draw a loose selection around the object. Click and drag the selection to a different place on your photo. Photoshop Elements does a pretty good job of copying it to the new spot, getting rid of the original object, and smoothing things over with Content Aware technology.

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You may have to do a bit of cloning now and then to clean up your photo, but it’s really quite amazing how well it works!

FYI: The Content Aware Move Tool replaces the Cookie Cutter tool in the Tool Bar and even steals the Cookie Cutter shortcut key: Q. The Cookie Cutter tool moved in with the Crop tool and shares that shortcut: C.

3 Quick Edit Additions

There are three new features in the Quick edit mode. Here’s an overview of the new Quick edits, using my original photo. The three new icons are in the lower right corner next to Adjustments.

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Effects lets you add photo effects similar to apps on smart phones. I used the Cross Process effect.

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Textures lets you add textures that blend with your photo. I used the Blue Wash texture.

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Frames lets you add a frame to your photo. Effects and Textures are really quite fun, but I found frames to be less appealing, especially since they often appear to lose their proportions after being fitted to a photo. The one frame that I liked was the aged photo frame, which I used here. I think the frame is pretty, and it adds a curve and drop shadow that look really nice.

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3 Guided Edit Additions

There are also three new Guided edits, which you can access by clicking Guided at the top of your program.

Restore Old Photo is good for novices who don’t know much about the tools for fixing photos, but it has fewer options for those who do know how to use those tools.

If you use this Guided Edit, you still have to do all the work yourself—it just tells you what to do next and makes it a little easier to access a tool you may not be familiar with.

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Zoom Burst creates a zoom motion effect that is really fun for action photos. Yes, you could do it on your own using the Radial Blur filter and a layer mask, but this is fast and easy.

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Puzzle Effect lets you turn your photo into a puzzle, remove pieces, and place them wherever you want. This is a fun effect that would be very difficult to simulate on your own.

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Here are a few more nice changes:

Content Aware Fill in the Straighten Tool
After rotation, Content Aware Fill will fill in any missing pixels around the edges, if you check Autofill edges in Tool Options. In this example, it did a great job filling in the dock, water, and horizon.

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Below on the left is my straightened photo with the edges filled in by Auto Smartfill.

After straightening, I went into Quick mode and used the Vintage effect on my photo for a fun, old-fashioned look (below, right).

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Camera Raw Improvement
Adobe added an easy way to open files (jpeg or raw) in Camera Raw, and you can open more than one photo at a time. Sweet! You’ll find the new command in the Menu Bar under File > Open With Camera Raw. You can’t apply this command to an image that is already open, however, so make sure the images you want to adjust are closed before using this command.

I’m disappointed that you cannot apply one correction to multiple images, as you can in Photoshop. I hope they’ll add that to the next version.

Share to Twitter
For those who are Twitter enthusiasts, you can now tweet directly from Photoshop Elements Editor, as well as post to other social media sites and galleries. A new Share drop-down menu was added next to the Create menu to make sharing easier.

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Organizer Changes

There have been tweaks to the Organizer, but the main two changes are that Places and Events tags have been added, and you can choose to sort your photos alphabetically.

“Cloud” Subscription
Photoshop Elements 12 comes with a free Adobe version of a “cloud” subscription at Revel.com. The free version is only 20 GB, however—not enough for the serious hobbyist. So you would need to purchase a larger subscription, if you wanted to sync your photos.

Magic Extractor Disappears
If you currently use the Magic Extractor, you’ll be sad to hear that it was discontinued in Photoshop Elements 12. Why? Adobe is transitioning to 64 bit support, and the Magic Extractor does not support 64 bit. They would have needed to rewrite it from scratch, so they made the decision not to pursue it.

Should I Upgrade to Photoshop Elements 12?

This is always the big question, and the answer is always the same—it depends on you. If you like the latest and greatest, then you’ll want to upgrade.

If you see something about the new version that you can’t live without or would really enjoy using, then upgrade.

For me, easy access to Camera Raw for photo editing is a big draw. I like the controls so much better than the Quick edit controls. And there are several fun or useful items that I really appreciate having, like the Pet Eye tool and Auto Smart Tone. Plus, the new photo effects and textures are really cool!

Here’s where you can watch my YouTube video on the new features.

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Qualify to Win

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Sponsored by Adobe.com

So now it’s your turn. Do you plan to upgrade? Let me know what you think! I’ll randomly choose one person who comments to receive a copy of Photoshop Elements 12! Here are rules:

To win this:

One fully licensed copy of Adobe’s NEW Photoshop Elements 12 (sponsored by Adobe.com)

Do this:

• Tell us if you plan to upgrade to PSE12 and why or why not in the comment section below.

• One comment/entry per person, please.

• The deadline for eligible comments is Midnight EDT Sunday, Sept 29, 2013.
The giveaway deadline has expired. The winner of our FREE PSE12 software sponsored by Adobe.com is . . . Liz.
• Late comments are welcome but will not be eligible for the drawing.

Then we’ll do this:

• Collect all eligible comments from this blogpost on Monday, Sept 30, 2013.
• Draw a winner via random generator.

• The winner will be emailed directly on Monday, Sept 30, 2013.
• The winner of this drawing will be announced in Issue 39 of the Digital Scrapper News.

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629 Responses to “ Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Review ”

  1. John on February 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Upgraded from 10 to 12 due to the fact that the ACR that 10 uses doesn’t support my current camera (Pentax K-3). Will have to try auto smart tone, looks interesting, but reminds me of the vibrance control in ACR.

    • lee on March 27, 2014 at 3:13 am

      hi John i’ve just upgraded from 8 to 12 so have noticed a big change for me although it was covered after 8 not having to covert my NEF files to DNG is a real boon still don’t think the mask is anywhere as good as Onone’s .
      What has been handy is the plugin version of Niks which google have recently bought out this really makes PSE versatile as Niks silver efex is the best B&W prog on the market

  2. Terry on December 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Started looking into Photoshop Element Reviews and most of the comments are about pet eyes. Not sure if I want to purchase a program just for doing the eyes. I have had no experience with Photoshop Elements and are a little disappointed in most of the reviews. Did notice that you can do scrapbooking and creative editing which would be fun to do… Still not sure I want to outlay the cash to start working with this program.

  3. Bob Williams on November 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    ACK! Just installed pse 12 … looked for “magic extractor” and didn’t find it… then read here and they regressed function and omitted it! Well… I’ve still got my pse 9, I guess. Dang! It’s my favorite feature.

    • Linda Sattgast on November 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Yeah…it’s a bummer when a favorite tool is removed. :(

  4. […] If you’d like to see some of these new features in action, check out the video below from Linda Sattgast at DigitalScrapper. […]

  5. Lindsey Repak on September 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for the review! I’m a photobug Mom who is crazy about her pictures of her family and pets. I currently have PSE Version 10 and would jump at the chance to try out the new 12. Pick me! Pick me! lol :)

  6. Gloria Galvin on September 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I am currently using PSE8, I have been wanting to update to PSE11, but decided to wait for PSE12. I can’t wait for it’s premier.

    Gloria Galvin

  7. eric on September 29, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I’m using PSE11 and don’t think I’ll be upgrading for a while. PSE12 does look very good though.

  8. Carl on September 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Great review. And would consider for quick Fixes and to sort. All the photos I have taken and not organised

  9. Judy Ayliffe on September 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I’m in the dark ages, using PSE 7. I could really use a newer version.

  10. Susan Eisert on September 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I plan on upgrading to PSE12. I especially like the idea that more than one file can be opened in the raw editor. Also I have many old photos to scan and fix so the new guided edit feature should be helpful.
    Thanks,

  11. James Stewart on September 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Yes I plan on upgrading to Elements 12 because I have Elements 9 right now and want to use some of the new features that have been in Elements 10, 11 and now 12. Plus I take classes on Photoshop Elements and the instructor is now 2 versions ahead of me and it harder to do some of things she is trying to teach us. Thank-you and I hope you award me the new Elements 12.

  12. Tricia on September 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I would LOVE to upgrade to PSE12. Since I’m still using version 8, I’m missing out on SO many new features. Thanks for the chance to win it! :)

  13. Nikelle Elfvin on September 29, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I just recently purchased PSE 11 and am still learning all that it can do. Although I would love to gave the new version I do not plan on buying it. I would like to get more comfortable with PSE and will probably upgrade next year.

  14. David on September 29, 2013 at 6:54 am

    At first look I won’t be upgrading from PSE 11 to 12 as the new features don’t appear attractive enougth to warrant the upgrade cost. I’m also reviewing whether Adobe Lightroom would be better for me than PSE. However, it would still be nice to win a copy of PSE 12 – which I certainly would not refuse!

  15. Doris Jackson on September 28, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I am planning to upgrade sometime this year. Currently using PSE 8! The Content Aware Fill function in the straightening tool is a great feature. Also the Auto Smart Tone feature will be super helpful. Would be awesome to win a copy! Thanks!

  16. Jane on September 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I just upgraded to Elements 11 in March and couldn’t really afford to upgrade again. Would probably really appreciate the new camera raw features.

  17. No-Ne on September 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I normally only upgrade every other year with the odd numbered versions, however, the pet eye removal and camera raw features mke3 version 12 very tempting…..it may have to go on my C’Mas wish list.

  18. Diana on September 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I love the eye of pet eye correction. I am not sure if I will upgrade b/c I need anything it offers for the money, but want to have the most current copy before PSE becomes rent by the month like CS6 which never became CS7. Based on that I plan to update.

  19. Gen Bradley on September 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    If resources were unlimited, I would upgrade. But they aren’t content aware fill would be nice to have and so would the auto smart tone. Maybe when 13 comes out…. Unless I win!

  20. Penny on September 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I think this version would be worth it to upgrade just for pet eye removal. I have two dogs that always look possessed on photos. I’d love to win it, but if not, Christmas isn’t that far away.

  21. Ed on September 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I am a PSE freak. I love when new upgrades come out. The challenge to use all the new stuff is great. Great to put in practice all of Lynda’s teaching. Bring on the new PSE 12.

  22. Cindy J on September 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m still with PSE9, although I did purchase PSE10 and never installed on my home computer! I didn’t upgrade to PSE11 because it just seemed like too much new to learn at the time, HOWEVER, now I’m ready to upgrade!!! Would love to win the copy being given away for sure!

  23. Linda GIlbertson on September 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Yes! I do plan on upgrading to 12 from Photoshop Elements 9. I recently subscribed to Learn Digital Scrapbooking version 11 from Linda in anticipation of moving. I’m looking forward to the new tools and layout from 9 to 12. I think the content aware move tool will come in very handy as well as restore old photo. I’ve recently started photographing in RAW as well as jpg and and it appears that 12 will be a benefit to that as well. Thank you Linda and Adobe for the chance to win the upgrade.

  24. Reni Daniels on September 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    The addition to the Textures and Frames and also, the Restore old photos options look very good to me! Plus the camera raw option sounds very good. Thanks for this opportunity Digital Scrapper!

  25. Kerry on September 28, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I just updated last year; can’t afford to do it again this year. But I’d love to win one! I really like that pet-eye process!

  26. Fulltimer on September 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I probably won’t be upgrading this time – unless I win of course! I’m still running 10, but don’t want to get too far behind.

  27. Gail on September 28, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I want to upgrade to PSE12 – love the content aware move feature, pet eye corrector, and auto smart tone. Will definitely miss the magic extractor and your learn digital scrapbooking class.

  28. Del Mason on September 28, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I have been waiting for the new version and yes, I will upgrade. But loss of the Magic Extractor is painful.

  29. Trish on September 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Was planning to upgrade from PSE9 and do like lots of the new features. Just a little disappointed to lose Magic Extractor though.

  30. Kyla on September 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I wasn’t planning to upgrade but after reading about in increased functionality for camera raw and pet eye, I think I will need to.

  31. Joyce on September 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I just might upgrade this year. I am using PSE9 now. I would like to try the quick edit tools. Not too happy about the Magic Extractor, though. I don’t know if you have answered this question somewhere already, Linda, but is Costco going to have an instruction disc?
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Jen White on September 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Hi Joyce.
      This year we’re not in the Costco box, but we, along with several other companies, including Adobe, are partnering with QVC to bundle our class Learn Digital Scrapbooking with computers, cameras, scanners, etc. that they sell.

  32. Deb B on September 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I would love to upgrade just for the ability to restore old photos! Would love the content aware tool too.

  33. Sue on September 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Don’t think I can financially justify the upgrade, but would LOVE to win it! Favorite new feature is the pet eye repair tool. I have 5 cats and way too many demon-eyed photos of them :-) Also love the new Quick and Guided Edit features.

  34. Rebecca on September 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I would love to upgrade to PSE12 – there are a number of features I would love to use – see if the pet eye actually brings out the blues in my Raggies eyes lol. I had just bought PSE10 a week before PSE11 released. I am still learning – slow learner lol. I think for some quick pages or fun stuff the PSE12 would be great but at the upgrade price I might have to wait another year.

  35. Iris Baird on September 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Since I purchased and installed Photoshop Elements 10 about 2 weeks before 11 was released — I didn’t know a new version was being released — I will definitely upgrade to 12. I have had to use “work arounds” for various things I have done, so I would like to actually own the latest so I don’t have to do that anymore!

  36. Ann on September 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I was really thinking of upgrading to 12. I like to keep them up-to-date, but would really miss the magic extractor! But, I could keep 11 installed and use that when needed. I like a lot of the new features like the update to RAW, the Content Aware tool, the puzzle feature, and the Auto Smart tool.

  37. Lorna Asmus on September 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    YES I am planning to upgrade to Elements 12. The new features like the Content Aware Move Tool, Puzzle Effect and Zoom Burst will be well used. Also I look forward to the new interface introduced in version 11. (I was unable to upgrade last year due to unemployment so I really would like to WIN a copy of version 12!) I love to experiment with new features and new tutorials and am really looking forward to the latest upgrade. Thanks!

  38. Helene on September 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I am on the fence about upgrading since I just recently started using PSE 11, but I do like the pet eye feature. I would love to win 12!

  39. Rhonda on September 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I would like to upgrade. It seems like they have offered several functions that I would use. The ones I would use the most would be content aware move & camera raw (as you can import JPG). I also like the zoom burst.

  40. Denise on September 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I want to upgrade!

  41. Sandra Smith on September 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I always seem to be one version behind the newest, but always enjoy using the new features when I do upgrade.

  42. Patricia Vandivort on September 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I LOVE the pet eye and ACR improvements. I would definitely switch to 12, as I have for every new version since the beginning of time, except ~ I can’t live without the magic selection feature in 11. First time I’ve passed a version up!

    • Rose on September 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Yikes – keep 11 if you own it anyway and use it when you must use that much loved tool! I cannot not upgrade! It is an annual tradition for me.

  43. Tina_B on September 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I have downloaded the free trial and now I am ready to see how it all works. I love Elements and have been using it since version 2, using upgrades every other year and this is my year to up grade.
    Yea Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

  44. Monica Kirkwood on September 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I have been on the fence about transitioning to Elements from Photoshop, but with the switch to CC, I am definitely leaning toward buying Elements and have been watching for sales of 11 for a month or so. I didn’t realize they were releasing 12, so winning a copy would be awesome! Thank you for gifting one of us with this and for all of your fantastic tips and reviews. I’m a longtime subscriber and huge fan!

  45. Marichu on September 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t think I’ll upgrade to PSE 12, instead I’m looking at PS. It would still be nice to win. Do you have a video on making the transition to PS?

  46. Stacy Roberds on September 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Thank you, Linda, for the review. It is so helpful in making the decision to upgrade or not. I will pass on this one as the cost is too high just to get the new effects and textures, which was all that really struck me with this release. In my humble opinion, anyone who has Elements 10 or earlier should go for it because the last release was amazing.

  47. Maria on September 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Would love to win version 12…the move feature and photo enhancement are my two favorite upgrades.

  48. Eric on September 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

    In own Elements 10. I very often use Elements to create panorama pictures out of sometimes 8 to 10 pictures. Every time I get an out of memory when I want to use the autofil after stiching the photo. That is a pity because it is a very nice feature.
    So I am waiting till a 64 bits version, so I can use the 12 gigabytes of memory my pc has.
    I am using Windows 7.

  49. Laila on September 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I would love to upgrade. I think the zoom burst and the puzzle features would make some interesting pages. The content aware tool and textures would be fantastic also. I currently have PSE9 and have purchased PSE11 but have not loaded it yet as my computer seems to be dying a slow painful death… will need to replace that first.

  50. Barbara M. on September 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I recently upgraded to 11 so I don’t plan on getting 12…unless, of course, I win a free copy! ;)

  51. Linda T on September 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Upgrading is always on the list. I’ve been enjoying PSE11, looking forward to 12.

  52. mayneone on September 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I am having so much trouble with my text tool that I think there must be a glitch in the program and perhaps an upgrade would help.

    • Jen White on September 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Mayneone. Just wanted to make sure you’ve tried resetting the tool. You should find the “Reset tool” option in the Tool Bar. :D

  53. Cynthia Borklund on September 27, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I am thinking about upgrading because I really need the pet eye correction tool.

  54. Bob E. on September 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Upgrading from PSE9 to PSE12 would be huge!

  55. Sally on September 27, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Would love to upgrade to Elements 12 but am not able to due to financial restraints. The new features look awesome and the uses would be limitless in my digital scrapping. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this fantastic competition.

  56. Vivian on September 27, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Yes, I want to upgrade. I always love the new tools and capabilities of a new version. While they can do more, it seems they make accomplishing the techniques easier. Learning a new method is fun. And I’m in favor of both easy and fun! Really sorry to hear about the magic extractor being eliminated, though.

  57. Scraps on September 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Version 12 has just tipped the scale and I will be upgrading from my beloved version 7.

  58. Kim on September 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Still working with PSE 10…would love to try 12 and may upgrade.

  59. Laurie on September 26, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I have been waiting for this to come out. I was at Costco today hoping to find it.
    …… I’m feeling lucky….I hope I win one.

  60. Julita on September 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Yes!! I would like to upgrade, it look great! moving objets, tone feature,pet eye, easy access to Camera Raw, photo editing, it is perfect!! also I would like to try the zoom burst and auto smart tone!! wow…I really ,really like to win a copy of PSE 12. :) Thank you for the opportunity

  61. Candy C on September 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I’m seriously considering the upgrade. Moving objects and letting content aware figure it out sounds fun.

  62. Tiffany on September 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I would LOVE to win a copy of PSE12! I’m still using an ancient version of PSE 6 to do all my scrapbooking. It works, but having all of these added features would make it so muc easier to make beautiful pages. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Christine Robinson on September 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I don’t think that I will purchase this version. I want to get photoshop, but financially am unable. I would like photoshop 11 but have 10. I think the way the actions are loaded in 11 make it exciting.

  64. Michelle Wagner on September 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Yes! I plan on upgrading. I have been considering upgrading to PSE 11 as I am currently using PSE 8. I’m glad I waited a wee bit longer and can reap the benefits of the new photo effects and textures in PSE 12.

  65. Rose Marie on September 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I truly love Adobe Photoshop Elements and am currently enjoying vs. 7. With 10 Great Grandchildren, I make hundreds of scrapbook pages whereby my family waits in anticipation to see the results forcurret events (recitals, birthdays, etc). We lost our 9 year old great granddaughter in May & I created over 100 pages that I put in a memory video with music for her parents and young sister and brother to view when they wished. With my creativity always energized, I would be so excited to receive the new version 12. Thank you for considering me.

  66. Barb B. on September 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I’m seriously thinking about upgrading to PSE 12. The Content Aware Fill function in the straightening tool is a wonderful addition! I have always disliked having to crop the photo to remove the empty edges. Sounds like this works great! I also like the Auto Smart Tone feature. Like that it learns how you like your photos to look and makes adjustments on what it’s learned about you! Would be great to win a copy!! Thanks!

  67. Dayna on September 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    This is true, I know…unbelievable, but I have PSE5. I’m new to Digital Scrapbooking, and I still have yet to make my first book. I did make one very simple page last week in PSE5. Woohoo! It worked ok. I need to learn more.
    Although, I have dreams…
    And, having 12 would be a dream to help bring my planned gifts to friends and family into the modern age (especially, photos from our WDW/Beach trip this last summer). I really liked the quick edit additions and pet red eye features in 12.
    I’m delighted I found Digital Scrapper.com. Thanks for the review; even if I don’t win :-(.

  68. Celeste beck on September 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I plan to upgrade. Love the pet eye.

  69. Paula-Kay Bourland on September 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I would love to upgrade to PE12. I only have PE9 now and, especially with all the enhancements and improvements, it is time for an upgrade. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

  70. Priscilla on September 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I have long needed the Pet eye removal tool! I take a lot of pet photos and always had to open my pet photo first in Paint Shop Pro to modify the eyes with their tool; then Save, then re-open in PSE. Now I can just use PSE’s – if the tool works as successfully as PSP’s…hoping! :) Priscilla

  71. Shelle on September 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I do plan to upgrade. Love the smart tone tool. :)
    Thanks!!

  72. paula on September 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I would very much love to win a copy as I could not afford to upgrade otherwise. The new features sound good, but I am disappointed to learn the magic extractor is being eliminated.

  73. Sarah on September 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I am certainly interested in upgrading, I currently have PSE 10 and with the changes made over the last two updates believe it would be well worth it. I enjoy the time saving improvements as well as the restoration features. Looking forward to having some fun with this,

  74. Jackie Smith on September 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I’m really not sure if I would upgrade or not. I have PSE 10 and money is really tight being a single mom.I usually just use it to photograph my cards for my Design Teams and haven’t done a lot of
    scrapbooking lately but if money no object I would upgrade just for the pet eye remover. Thanks for a chance to win!!

    • Richard on September 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I am very thankful to you for posting the new upgraded E12. We use E9 and haven’t upgraded in awhile, and now would be the perfect time. Love the new upgrades.
      Thanks for giving us a chance to win an upgrade. Would totally love it.

  75. Bev Larson on September 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I won’t be upgrading this time because the major changes happened in 11. The price, for me, is not worth it this time. But winning one would make it all worthwhile!

  76. Bernice Beznoska on September 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I would love to try the new features of Photoshop Elements 12, especially the new guided edit functions.

  77. CrimsonCrow on September 26, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I am interested in upgrading, but like several other, can’t afford to do so. It looks like a cool upgrade!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Photoshop Elements 12!

  78. Anne O'Connor on September 26, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Love this version. Am currently using PSE 9. Love the content aware move tool and magic rubber is much easier to use the the magic extractor. Pet eyes also very useful. And the ease of loading actions. Yes I like it!!!!!

  79. suzy bundy on September 26, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Would like to upgrade to Elements 12 because it sounds like it would integrate with the camera raw in a smoother workflow process.

  80. Laura on September 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the new photoshop elements 12. I will probably upgrade. I find I have less to learn if I stay up on the upgrades. Yearly it does get expensive. I still have your photoshop class from the 11 version I have not had a chance to complete. So winning the 12 would be awesome. They I could justify a new class and hopefully finish it before another new version comes out. Again, thank you for the opportunity to possible win. Best of luck to everyone.

  81. Johanne M. on September 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I currently have version 10 and I would only upgrade if the price was right. The auto smart tone and zoom burst are the only two features that I might be interested in.

  82. Elaine Pipkin on September 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I have 10 and plan to upgrade. Hope they will be selling at Costco

    • Grace Taylor on September 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      I would like to upgrade to PSE 12. I like the auto fill for the align tool, that is something I do frequently. I also like the idea of the pet eye tool. that is something we have been needing. I would like to stay up to date with PSE. It is always fun to learn new things and the new version appears to have some features I would appreciate.

  83. Joan Doucet on September 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    After watching the video describing the new features in E12, I am so tempted to upgrade from E 11, but I would miss the magic extractor. Thank you, Linda, for your most informative video. Because of that video, I am giving serious thoughts to upgrading. And I really appreciate an opportunity to get a free upgrade. Joan

    • Christine on September 26, 2013 at 3:20 am

      Joan,

      You could easily run PSE 11 if you needed to use the Magic extractor. No need to delete a perfectly good Software program.

      I’m now using PSE 12 trail next to my PSE 11 without any problems.
      Just a thought. ;-)

  84. Anne Campbell on September 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I have version 9, but would love to be able to upgrade to Version 12 with all of its new features. I especially like the new jigsaw feature, the fill in for the straighten tool, and the auto smart tool and quick edits. I continue to be amazed al everything that can be done in this program to improve my photos. I have used PSE to make notecards and calendars for gifts, and I always tell friends who use other photo-editing software what a great program PSE is, and that in my opinion PSE is just as good as the more expensive softwares on the market.

  85. marla on September 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I would love to upgrade but I’m not sure that is going to happen real soon, as my company is talking about downsizing.

  86. Mary S on September 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I would love to win Elements 12. I currently have Elements 6. I would love to try all the new features. I do digital scrapbooking and more.

  87. Sue on September 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I would love to upgrade to Photoshop Elements 12-I have been using PSE9 for a while and I am intrigued by the new features. Thanks for the opportunity to win the new version!

  88. Karen Sayler on September 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I plan to upgrade to PSE 12. What else do I have to spend my money on except food, electric bills and taxes:)
    I like to stay current so I can learn the changes as they are introduced. I take Digital Scrapper classes and like learning the software as much as scrapbooking with the software.
    Hope I win! I never enter the lottery:)

  89. Jo Faber on September 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Linda, after reading many of these comments about upgrading to PSE12 I am glad it is you having to decide. LOL That said, I have upgraded every year since PSE3. The program has come a long way in that time and I enjoy the challenge of learning each new version. So yes, I will be upgrading. Thanks for the opportunity to make comments.

  90. Jackie Wood on September 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Why I want to upgrade
    I am a teacher of art and have been devoted to using the simple version of Elements instead of the more advanced version of Photoshop. Why? Most of my students want to learn quick results. Photoshop can take months of study and and implementing the process over and over again to become good at the many uses. Again, most of my students really don’t want that.

    I haven’t upgraded my Elements program for a while….busy, busy, busy teaching others how to use it and convince them to consider switching from paper scrapbooks to digital. When I finally get the show them the great things they can do with Elements and the time they save….an money…now problem! Now it’s time to upgrade. I’ve postponed it long enough. Elements 12 here I come.

    Jackie Wood
    Artist and Art Teacher

  91. Carol Gould on September 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Been debating about upgrading to 12, not sure yet.

  92. Charlotte on September 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Yes! I am going to upgrade!! I have been waiting and waiting for this new upgrade. I couldn’t justify purchasing a PSE 11, last year, but since I’ve skipped a year, I feel justified this time around. I’m actually most excited by some of the upgrades in 11 i.e. the inclusion of ‘actions’. Can’t wait, but will wait until after the winner of the great free copy is announced. Thank you Scrappers’ Guide – I usually purchase my copy of PSE at Costco so that I can get your bonus content. That’s how I first learned to use PSE – by following the tut on, I think it was PSE 9.

  93. Christy Borfitz on September 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I am considering upgrading from PSE 9 to 12. I have been waiting for the latest release. Not only will I get pet eye removal, the camera raw improvement, and auto smart tone I will also get previous version upgrades too. The down side is losing the magic extractor.

  94. Sandy on September 25, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I’m planning to upgrade as I currently have PSE 8 and things
    look like they have been upgrade significantly since that version!

  95. steve on September 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    running 10 now. Will not upgrade until 64bit.

  96. Lisa Oliver on September 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Still learning PSE11…however your previews make PSE12 vert tempting! Porobably will be upgrading by year’s end

  97. Karren on September 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I don’t think I will upgrade this time. I have Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and use Photoshop most of the time due to Photoshop Elements limitation.

  98. Phyllis on September 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I will probably upgrade. Thank you for the chance to win the new version.

  99. Hazel Leavell on September 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I probable won’t up grade. I use Photoshop elements 11 and I enjoy it. Protoshop elements 12 sounds like the pet tool would be good to have.

  100. Nancy S on September 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Yes, I plan to upgrade to 12. I’m back on 9, and know there’s so much more I can do.

  101. Lonna on September 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I can not pass up the upgrade. I have done this each year myself until my Mom started doing this for me as a Christmas gift starting with version 6. She passed away in 2010 and in her memory, I still do this each year no matter what. Keeps us connected, so to speak! I always enjoy using the new techniques in new versions

  102. Jonni on September 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Yes, I would love to win. I upgraded last year to PSE 11, so unless I win, I will not upgrade.

  103. Barb on September 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Although I am not so impressed with the new features of PSE 12, I still plan to upgrade. I have learned over the years that upgrading when a new version of PSE comes out is the best way to stay current with the changes. Also, the new Digital Scrapper tutorials will embrace the new version and I learn more about the new version through them. Thanks for a great learning experience and beautiful materials all around!

  104. Betsy on September 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I’d love to win Photoshop Elements 12. My edition is rather old and I love the new content aware feature among others. Going to watch your video now!

  105. Sharon Blais on September 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Hi, I will upgrade to PSE 12 because all the new features sound great to me, epecially the Pet Eye Removal tool and the Content Aware Move tools. :)

  106. Anita on September 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I would love to have this version – especially for AutoSmart and Content Aware. I’m currently editing over 800 family photos I’ve very recently scanned; the photos often need straightening, and I’m such a perfectionist – I would love to use Content Aware to work on them!!
    Thank you for this opportunity, and for the clear explanation of what the changes are.
    [I don't know if my previous attempt to leave a reply worked - can't see it here - but I know I didn't mention my favorites among the new features.]

  107. Kim on September 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Want to upgrade, would be better to win it!!! I have been using Photoshop for over 8 years– I have tried other programs and I always come back to what I know.

  108. Lana Anderson on September 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Since I just upgraded to PSE 11, I won’t be upgrading again just yet. There were so many changes to PSE 11, that I feel like there is still much to learn. But…the two new features in PSE 12 that really caught my eye are the content aware move and being able to easily open more than one photo in Camera RAW! Both of these features will come in very handy. So…although I’m not upgrading a this time, if I were to win PSE 12, I would definitely install and use it!!!

  109. Tom McNeill on September 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I just recently upgraded to PSE 11 from version 7. Once I feel more comfortable using PSE 11 an upgrade maybe in the works. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of PSE 12.

  110. NotEnufTime2 on September 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Some nice new things on this version, but cannot afford to upgrade at this time.

    Thanks for the chance to win though.

  111. Vynette on September 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I’m currently using PSE 10, and plan to upgrade to PSE 12. I’m interested some of the features they added to 11, and now with the new features this year – it’s time to upgrade!

  112. Kim on September 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I would love to upgrade, but only get to upgrade every couple of years, it has been 2 years….:( Maybe next year.

  113. Susan on September 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I don’t even have a pet that I have to worry about “pet eye” — we have a fish tank — and I want to upgrade just for this feature!!!

  114. Joanne M on September 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I am very interested in PSE 12. I have PSE 9 and could not justify upgrading due to the time commitments of my job. I just retired in July and with the great motorcycle weather winding down in the NW I will have even more time to devote to creating scrapbook pages. I recently learned how to use the templates from the monthly newsletter and it’s all I can think about…what scrapbook page will I create next. …themes…layouts…memories, oh my!

  115. Cindy Austin on September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I would love to upgrade to Version 12! I’m like a previous post, I’ve had Elements forever. My first version was bundled with a printer we bought. I’m really interested in the Pet Eye Removal tool and the Content Aware Move tool. Great ideas!!

  116. Rosemarie Ardise on September 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I would definitely upgrade to PSE 12 if I win a copy! I’m embarrassed to say I am still using version 4 but I own every version before that. I love photography. It is such a creative outlet and PSE is such a creativity booster!!!! I love digital scrapper, I’ve learned so much here. Thanks

  117. Bernice on September 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I would love to upgrade I think the auto smart tone would be fun to play with and the content aware move is something I could have used with past photos. I also think my grandkids would love to see the puzzle effect on a photo of them.

  118. Carole Anderson on September 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I have purchased all the updates but since I’m still getting proficient on the changes in PSE11 I’m not sure i need to add another challenge. But, i wouldn’t refuse it it someone gave it to me!

  119. Janytime on September 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve been a faithful upgrader of PSE annually at Costco each fall. It would be fabulous to win this year’s upgrade and be able to spend that money on printing an album instead! Thanks for the opportunity!

  120. Karen on September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I am planning to upgrade to PSE12 because I like the new updates! They keep making it easier to use!

  121. Joan Christopherson on September 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I will probably upgrade as I currently have PSE 10 and usually upgrade with every other version. I use Photoshop on occasion but love what it can do and need to use it more. Would love to win this new version!

  122. Vicki Spencer on September 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I want to upgrade for many of the features, but the one I will use the most is pet eye–I take lots of pictures of my little Yorkies!

  123. Kristine Blakla on September 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I definitely want to upgrade as soon as I can fit it into my budget. (as quickly as possible). I think the family of PSE has always been top notch.

  124. Valerie Jackson on September 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I don’t plan to upgrade as I got 11 last year and I still haven’t been able to get through all the new features yet, plus money is a lot tighter this year.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win Version 12 [and of course I'd enjoy using it!].

  125. Dee on September 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Yes! Yes! I will be upgrading to PSE 12, I have a much older version, and its time to put the “old” away and make room for the “new & improved”! The PSE 12 has some amazing changes~

  126. Liz on September 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Wow where does the time go? I’m still thinking about 11 (I have 10) and here it is already time to upgrade again. I’m still deciding if I will up grade. Hopefully before next year rolls around again.

    • Jen White on September 30, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Liz, you were randomly drawn as the winner in our FREE PSE12 Giveaway! Congratulations!!! I will be contacting you by email to get your mailing information. :D

  127. Jill on September 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I’d like to use it for digital scrapbooking

  128. Lisa on September 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I definitely want to upgrade from my older version, but will have to wait since times are a little tight right now. I love the zoom burst feature and would use that a lot on my kids’ soccer photos. Also love the pet red eye, the content aware move tool, and other improved features. It all looks great! Thank you for the opportunity to win this terrific upgrade.

  129. Meg on September 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I am Photoshop addicted. I have had Photoshop Elements before they had version numbers! Yes, will probably upgrade. Any loyal buyer incentives being offered by Adobe?

    • Jen White on September 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Hi Meg. Adobe does always offer an upgrade discount. You can find it on their website. :D

  130. Cheryl Raun on September 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I have used PSE 11 (and most previous versions) as well as PS 5 and use both for different tasks. The new features are intriguing, so I would enjoy owning and using PSE 12 as well. And FREE can’t be beat!!

  131. Karen J on September 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I was planning on uprading from PSE8 to PSE 11 until I saw PSE12 just came out and now that is looking very fun. I agree the quick edit tools and auto smart tone look awesome! I can’t wait to have a version that makes it easy to load and use actions and styles. Thanks for the chance to win!

  132. Vickie on September 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Would love to upgrade to the latest version since I am still using PSE2 but not sure I can afford it right now. Looks like a great program.

  133. Julie H on September 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I have vers. 10 and love it so I thought about it but plan to wait till the next version…Can’t upgrade every year…now, if I happen to win? Um, awesome!

  134. Laura P on September 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I would love to upgrade, but I’m not sure I will have the money to do so this year. I really like some of the new features like the Photo Effects and Camera Raw.

  135. Theresa on September 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Would love to have Photoshop – I’m currently using GIMP.
    With kids in sports love the Zoom Burst

  136. Sue on September 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Currently, I think I’ve got PSE8 on my computer. I’ve not done much digital scrapbooking in the past four years, but I intend to return to this beloved hobby in 2014, so a new version of PSE would be fabulous! I’ve been a Premiere subscriber for about six years and have continued to “collect” the awesome monthly downloads. I’ve also got a forever class on Organizing Your Stuff (which I’ll really need since I’ve only been dumping it all!) and I just signed up for the Photo Blends class. The new tools in PSE 12 look amazing!

  137. Carl Luck on September 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Yes I would buy a new elements if I could win it that would be better, right.

  138. Glenys Padgett on September 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Begain with PSE3, upgraded to PSE6, then PSE9. I have been waiting for PSE12 and would really, really love to upgrade.

  139. Sandy on September 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

    My hard drive in my laptop just “blew” (so glad I backup!). I have been thinking about moving over to PSE while rebuilding my Laptop. Reason being, I am so afraid of loosing CS6 if ever I have a problem with my desk top. I honestly can’t justify paying for ‘cloud’ access every month for CSxx for a personal hobby/entertainment. Might be a good time to learn another version. A question: will Linda be including one of her famous DVD’s inside future packages of PSE12?

    • Jen White on September 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

      This year we’re not in the Costco box, but we, along with several other companies, including Adobe, are partnering with QVC to bundle our class Learn Digital Scrapbooking with computers, cameras, scanners, etc. that they sell.

  140. Pam on September 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

    My husband usually purchases the new version for me each year. I would love to win a copy and save him some money.

  141. violet on September 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I am using PSE 9 and would love to upgrade. I especially like the pet red eye removal and the puzzle effect.

  142. Diane on September 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I definitely plan on upgrading as I have been every year since version 3! I always look forward to the new and exciting changes each time. Thanks for the chance to win Version 12!

  143. Ann on September 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I’d love to run PSE again. Have not used it since v2 (I think); I can imagine how far its come over the years.

  144. Elaine on September 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love using Photoshop Elements and I have version 10. Will version 12 be compatable with Windows 7?

  145. Kate Fortune on September 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I probably won’t be upgrading this time – unless I win of course! I’m still trying to get to grips with 11.

  146. Lesley Cain on September 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Iam sooo excited about the updated version of “Photoshop Elements 12″ it is looking good :)

  147. Andrea Taylor on September 25, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I didn’t upgrade to 11, so it is time to do 12. I normally do every other one unless I can’t live without one!

  148. Janelle on September 25, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I plan to upgrade because I like the fact that it is more connected with your iPhone and iPad. I take iPhone photos frequently. I also like the other features , they look like they will help turn your photo into something great.

  149. PatriciaD on September 25, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Love your reviews…not quite sure one way or the other whether I’ll be buying yet but probably will eventually. I do wonder though if Linda’s lessons will be included in the new version. They’re totally awesome. I love that you can actually own your own version still of Elements whereas not so much for PS.

  150. Paula DeGroot on September 25, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I plan to upgrade and not just for the features but because I upgraded my laptop. There’s more memory and faster features and in order to take advantage of all that you need the 64 bit.
    I was disappointed that my old PSE program was not going to get to use everything so the 64 bit is going to be nice.

  151. Vivian on September 25, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I have PSE10 now and would love to upgrade to 12, but may not be in the budget this time.
    I would LOVE to win it though! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing for a possible win.

  152. Aleesa on September 25, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Yes, I want to upgrade because Adobe never ceases to amaze me with new technology. I have elements 10 and I know I am missing out on 11, but now 12 sounds exciting!

  153. Linda Schmidt on September 25, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I used to use PSE and upgraded every other year. However for the past several years I’ve been using an older version of PS. Been thinking about returning to Elements – this might be the year. Really like the pet eye removal tool, and the puzzle effect looks fun. Thanks, Linda, for your blog on what’s new and your critique of PSE 12.

  154. Jeanne Weidner on September 25, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I love the pet red eye removal feature. I have PSE9 so an upgrade would be fantastic!

  155. Cindy on September 25, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I can’t afford to up grade this year.

  156. Lisa Hodge on September 25, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I might try the new one- I LOVE the quick edits such as the “app” styles and the textures.
    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

  157. janicem on September 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I love working on the computer and am self taught on many things. Scrapbooking and now photography have been my love. I want to keep up with all new things related to these. I would love to win and if not I’ll still upgrade to 12.

  158. Kaye on September 25, 2013 at 12:51 am

    I have PSE9, and would love to have the opportunity to have PSE12 if I’m so fortunate to win it. Then I need to get more comfortable with digital scrapbooking. :)

  159. Cathy on September 25, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Just upgraded to 11 last year. I like to wait a year or two. 12 has some interesting elements that would be fun for my photography. Love Elements over Shop don’t really need all that shop has to edit photos.

  160. Kuki on September 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Currently I have PSE 7. I am in need of an upgrade and the new features of 12 look AMAZING! Thanks for the chance to win a free copy.

  161. Kimberly on September 25, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I have PSE8 on my laptop and really would like to upgrade and be current for the premier tutorials and other classes.

  162. Debbie W. on September 25, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Your tutorials helped me gain the confidence to tackle PSE 10. I feel ready to upgrade and learn new skills on the PSE 12 new version. With plans to start an online business this year, winning this would be perfect timing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  163. BL Wild on September 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I will probably buy, but would MUCH RATHER win a copy of Elements 12. I have learned that I learn more when I keep up with the current copy of PSE.

  164. Patti on September 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I upgraded to PSE 11 (from 8) last year. At this point, I don’t see anything in the newest version that I can’t live without. :-) I would upgrade, though, if I got a free copy of the program. :-)

  165. Joyce on September 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I’m thinking that I will upgrade this time. I trialed the last version, but I had gotten used to v.9 and wanted to wait until the next version. I always look forward to seeing what Adobe will add in each upgrade, and still wonder why more attention isn’t spent on Organizer. I find that part incredible clunky and buggy. And I’d like more info on why people use LikeRoom in comparison.

    Thanks Linda, your tutorials and monthly packages are the best. I’ve been with you from the start!

  166. Gail on September 24, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I like the new pet eye thing and the effects so I would upgrade because of this. But I have to be honest, I get the new one every year, it is my Christmas present to myself, I can usually get a good deal on Black Friday.

  167. Jodi Ellis on September 24, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    It’s been too long since I’ve done any digital scrapbooking. I need to get back into and Photoshop Elements 12 will help me with that!!

  168. Kim on September 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Although I definitely like some of the new features, I will probably won’t upgrade immediately. I’m still learning all the new things in Elements 11 that weren’t in Elements 8. At this point, there are not enough changes for me to make upgrading worth the price but winning a free copy of Elements 12 would be wonderful.

  169. JoeAnn Posey on September 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I currently have PSE11 and think it is a great product. I will probably wait for Costco’s traditional $50 sale to buy PSE12. I am a big Organizer fan, and I read that there are some very worthwhile features in Version 12. I like what I see in the zoom burst and the auto smart tone features in the new Editor.
    Thanks for the heads up on the new PSE12. I would love to win a copy.

  170. Suzanne on September 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I would love to get the new PSE 12 if for no other reason than the pet eye feature. All of our pet photos make the poor little critters appear as if they’re demon-possessed.

  171. Colleen - freetimegone on September 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I wasn’t planning to upgrade as I haven’t learned all the features of 10 but I am intrigued by the new features in PSE 12. I would love to win and appreciate that you are offering this to one lucky person. If I don’t win it will be on my birthday or Xmas list.

  172. Glenda Lovchik on September 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I really like the Auto Smart Tone feature. I currently have v10 but am taking a class in v11. I really like the screen changes. Much easier to find features. I will probably download the trial version of 12 to see how it works with my photos. Thanks for the info, video and chance to win.

  173. Sandy on September 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I would love to upgrade to PSE 12, this would be something I would put on my Christmas wish list!! I love all the new features!!

  174. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I think I will upgrade this time. I really like the pet eye feature.

  175. Dianne McDermand on September 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I started with PSE 3 and used to upgrade every other year. However, in recent times, I have found the new features enticing and now upgrade every year and will do so this year. Am delighted to hear Adobe PSE will be transitioning to 64 bit.

  176. Raquel on September 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I would love to win elements 12. I love 11 and I think the tonal effects you did were very cool.
    I will probably buy it, but not until after the holidays.

  177. lee on September 24, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I plan on upgrading , at present I have 10, but love the thought of that auto smart tool, and the pet eye tool, I like PSE10 and use it quite a bit, but would love to try the latest version

  178. Julie aka MaggieMae on September 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I can’t decide if I want to upgrade or not! I really liked the Magic Extractor and used it frequently – I’m sorry it will be excluded. If Adobe would ever have Elements include full justification of text and kerning, I would be over the moon!! :0)

  179. Lynn Pensa on September 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Would love to upgrade from 11 to 12. The pet feature for the eyes is awesome!! I take pet pictures all the time and the eyes is one of my biggest pet peeves

  180. Renee on September 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yes, I definitely need to upgrade. This has so many cool features.

  181. Linda Holden on September 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I would love PSE 12. I have 3 cats and a dog so need to correct some “pet eye” -Love your explanation of the new changes. Thanks.

  182. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I currently use PSE 8, so it would probably be beneficial for me to upgrade. If I don’t win(!!!) I will have to watch for a good price. Thanks for a chance to get a free copy!

  183. Tana on September 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I currently have PSE 10. I usually upgrade every 2-3 years, so with the new features in 11 and now 12, I think upgrading is a good idea. I think I’ll tell my husband that PSE 12 would make a great Christmas gift (unless I win it here! :)

  184. diann t on September 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    It is awesome to see the new features – thanks for sharing the newest photoshop preview..I would love to own the newest and latest.

  185. Phyllis on September 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    So many awesome things have come about since my PSE 8 version. I would love to upgrade to 12. Hope it is in the cards for me!

  186. Joanne on September 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Won’t be upgrading this version. Hopefully next year!

  187. Carol Martin on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    OMG! The Pet Eye Correction Tool looks amazing! I work as a volunteer groomer at a pet shelter in Mexico. I photograph and video many of the dogs and cats, telling their stories. I could certainly use a tool like that! Having started with PSE3 and now up to PSE10, I think it is time to upgrade to PSE12.

  188. helen on September 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I have PSE10 Things change really fast. I thought I got the best christmas present last year. I would love PSE 12 but no funds.
    Thank You for the opportunity.

  189. lynn aldous on September 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I probably will not purchase photoshop elements 12 because I bought elements 11 and have yet to actually use it.

  190. Lise on September 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I recently upgraded to 11 and have a lot to learn yet so probably will not upgrade yet but would love to get it for the pet eye feature.

  191. Lin on September 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Always love to hear about the new versions – don’t know if this is the time for me to upgrade, but certainly would love to have it for continuing my PSE experience.

  192. Andria P. on September 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I just purchased elements 11 so would possibly wait a little bit before getting it.

  193. Lillian Dunnie on September 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I usually upgrade very two years. This year I will definitely get PSE 12, especially with the improvements on Camera Raw.

  194. Kathy on September 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I probably will upgrade since I have 10 and usually grab PSE every other year. :)

  195. Alisa on September 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I have PSE 9 and love it. I’m still learning on this one, so I don’t plan to buy the new version, but hey, if I would win it, I’m sure I’d be tickled (and maybe a little scared of another learning curve!).:)

  196. Gayle on September 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I do plan on upgrading to PSE 12. I am very excited about the adjustment for pet eyes. I have PSE 7 now so it will be a very good necessary upgrade. I want to start shooting in RAW and this new PSE sounds like it will work great with that. All the PSE are fun to work with.

  197. Dee on September 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I’m not sure if I need/want to upgrade to 12 I am currently using PSE 10, but the textures are tempting. Hmmmm……….

  198. Kelly G on September 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I currently use PSE 9 and have just started working with RAW files. I now love working in RAW and am looking forward to PSE 12 for the RAW updates.

  199. Peggy Crawford on September 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I currently am using PSE 6 and would love to have PSE 12, time to get upgraded, I am hoping I can handle all the changes. It looks like it has some great features. I will probably get 12 around Christmas if on sale somewhere. thanks for the opportunity to win one! thanks

  200. Jennifer White on September 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I have PSE 11 and I don’t see any reason to go to 12 yet. Some of the new features are neat, but not necessary. Now if they’d upgrade some of the layer style adjustments so we could more finely tune them, that might be a different story!

  201. Ann English on September 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I would love to upgrade but I won’t be able to right away. These features look awesome though!

  202. Wanda Howard on September 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Currently have versions 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11. Unless I’m lucky enough to win version 12, I think I’ll wait a year or two. Haven’t learned how to use the versions I have!! Hopefully, it will include a tutorial from you Linda……

    • Jen White on September 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      This year we’re not in the Costco box, but we, along with several other companies, including Adobe, are partnering with QVC to bundle our class Learn Digital Scrapbooking with computers, cameras, scanners, etc. that they sell.

  203. Meenal Deshmukh on September 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    The addition of automated content aware fill of cropped photo edges will be really useful – I have really wished for this feature while cropping photos with PSE11. Also love the added ability to play around with effects. However, I don’t plan to upgrade this year because I am a hobbyist an can’t justify the price tag!

  204. Jannie Stubblefield on September 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I currently have pse11 and love if upgraded from pse8 last year. Currently my budget won’t allow me to upgrade, but would love to if budget changes. I am still learning lots about pse11 and think that waiting until pse13 may be ok.

  205. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I upgraded to PSE 11 last year. I use it, but still go back to PSE 9. I prefer using PSE 9 for journaling. I would really like PSE 12 for the Pet Eye correction tool. Thank you for giving us such a thorough review of PSE 12.

  206. Lynn W on September 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    If the price is good I will upgrade because I really like the action effect, pet eye and tone features. I haven’t scrapbooked too much this past year so I don’t feel I got my money’s worth out of PSE 11 but hey, there is always Christmas!

  207. Cheryl in FL on September 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I would love to upgrade to the newest version. My mother keeps bragging that she has a newer version than I do and teases me with all the things I can’t do. I’ll have to definitely upgrade so I can play with all the newer goodies in this version. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  208. Fran on September 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Have been wanting to learn Photoshop Elements for a long time but to afraid to spend the money and I find out it was to complicated for me. So this would be perfect for me!

  209. Theresa on September 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I haven’t upgraded since 10 and love the idea of pet eye correction since we have lots of kitties and friends with many animals as well. Of course there are other editing features I’m looking forward to as well!

  210. Wendie Riley on September 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I just retired early this year and have a lot of scrapping to do. I do it all in Photoshop Elements and would be very happy to upgrade to 12. The changes look very exciting.

  211. Vikki on September 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Oh, Thank you for this review of PSE 12.
    I really like a couple of the improvements such as “Pet Eye Removal”; “Content Aware Move Tool” and the “3 Guided Edit Additions” especially “Zoom Burst” and “Puzzle Effect”.
    I’ll buy the software from Costco as they usually have something extra added to the box.
    Thanks again for the Review.

  212. Patsy Bolden on September 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I wasn’t planning on upgrading this year because I did last year. Butttt if I win one, just saying…..

  213. Florence on September 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I am using 11 now, and will upgrade sooner or later. I can’t stand thinking I might be missing something, so will start saving up to buy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  214. c davis on September 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I will keep PSE 11 on my laptop and use the copy of PSE 12 I win here on my desktop. That way I can keep magic extractor for a while and have a chance to get used to the new version.

  215. Kate Scally on September 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I would really love the chance to win. I am trialling photoshop elements 11 at the moment and am about half way through you training, and loving it so far. As I am just about to purchase 11, it’s great that I got your email about 12 being released, I think I would definitely go for the upgrade to 12!

  216. Diane (diney) on September 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I can’t believe PSE12 is out already! I have PSE11 which I enjoy and have heard that you should upgrade every 2 yrs…But would PSE13 be bad luck? Maybe should upgrade now and then the next would be PSE14; skipping 13! Thanks for the chance to upgrade at this time. (I’m n45ot really superstitious!)

  217. Michele MacLeod on September 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Yes, both my mother and I have been waiting to upgrade to 12. I upgrade every other year and this is it. Really looking forward to the update.

  218. Carol Pavek on September 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I probably will upgrade because we have so many dogs in our family. I spend a lot of time trying to fix the glowing eyes and usually end up just filling them in with black. I would like to find a fix for glowing red eyes on children. The red eye adjustment usually does not work on this.

  219. Chris on September 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    What a great opportunity you have given us to win photoshop 12 how I would love that, I am using photoshop 7 I have had it for quite a few years and have been learning to use it through your premier videos and tutorials, now I feel as if I am ready to branch out and learn even more skills and photoshop 12 will give me that opportunity if I am lucky enough to win

  220. Brigitta (Scrapgirl) on September 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    The first Photoshop class I took was using CS3, I have upgraded since then but I’ve never used Adobe Photoshop Elements before, I’ve heard so many good comments made about Photoshop Elements that I would love to give it a try.

    Fingers crossed, I might be lucky. Thank you for the opportunity.

  221. (Bubby) Margaret on September 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    My major passion is Video Editing, and incorporate a lot of
    Scrapbook pages in my videos. Up until about 12 months ago,
    even though I had Photoshop Elements and Photoshop I would run
    from it, but since becoming a Premier Member, and taking Linda’s
    classes, especially the last blending class, I find I cannot keep away from it. Consequently would love to win an upgrade.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  222. Diane Hansen on September 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    It would be great to upgrade! The raw feature and effects would be wonderful to use.

  223. Millie on September 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I plan to upgrade to PSE12 as I like to work with Raw files. I also like the Auto Smart Tone, Content Aware Move and Content Aware Fill in the Straighten Tool. The effects and textures sound quite interesting too. It would be great to win PSE12.

    Thanks

  224. Rose Collins on September 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I just set up Photoshop Elements 11 on my computer about 2 months ago. Having said that, I do really like the Pet Smart tool and the Auto tone, as well as, some of the new effects like burst mode on PSE12. So, thanks for the opportunity and definitely count me in!

  225. Sue Buckley on September 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks Linda for the review of PSE 12. I like a couple of the improvements such as “Pet Eye Removal”; “Content Aware Move Tool” and the “3 Guided Edit Additions” especially “Zoom Burst” and “Puzzle Effect”.

    I’ll buy the software from Costco as they usually have something extra added to the box.

    Thanks again for the Review.

  226. Paulette aka Supergran on September 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Seriously thinking of upgrading, the edit for raw now I have a dslr is very tempting. Last version I bought was Elements 8 so sort of about time I upgraded again.

  227. Tori on September 24, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I always upgrade Elements.

  228. Novella Gouldsborough on September 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Photoshop Elements is great for scarpbooking. I would love an upgrade!

  229. DS on September 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I would love to upgrade this year. I’m currently using PSE 7. The new features look fun and the pet eye removal will come in handy.

  230. Karen on September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I am thinking of upgrading. I have PSE 8 but also have CS5. This seems to combine features of both with some added things. Sorry to see the magic extractor disappear though. I run a 64 bit system so it would be great to have a 64 bit PSE. Hope to win. Thanks for the chance

  231. Mona on September 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I’m undecided if I will upgrade or not. The pet eyes and fixing old photos really look great.

  232. Mary E on September 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Excited about textures, effects & auto smart tone

  233. Gloria Howell on September 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Love PSE 11, but will probably update for the new features. I will enjoy learning how to use the updated version.

  234. Sheri on September 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I am going to upgrade, all of the new tools sound like fun and I always like the newest photo programs, they are just so much fun to try and create something fun!

  235. Louise on September 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I am still learning PSE 11 but the new features sound like a “must have” so I am undecided about an upgrade to 12. Would love to have it so it’s possible. Thank you for the opportunity to obtain the latest and make the decision for me!

  236. Keitha on September 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Will have to wait till next time to upgrade. Thank you for the chance!

  237. Jeanne on September 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I am still using version 9. I would love to try the new photo effects that come with the new version.

  238. Kathy Brandt on September 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I would love to get a copy of PSE12, I do not have PS Elements. I am working in PSCS2.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  239. Kathy Simkins on September 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I wish I had the time to use what I already have which is PSE 11. Maybe when PSE 15 or PSE 20 comes out I will upgrade.

  240. Kathy Simkins on September 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to have PSE12 but I can’t afford it. I have to re-load PSE 11 on my computer. Just had to have the hard drive scrubbed and the systems dics reinstalled due to a nasty Trojan Horse Virus. I hope that those who get PSE 12 have enough time to enjoy it. Maybe I’ll get PSE 20 when it comes out.

  241. Linda Johnson on September 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    What fun features! I probably won’t upgrade this time because I have only had version 11 for about 6 months. Wish I could afford to upgrade every time! But I love all the new features!

  242. Christy on September 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I use PSE 10 and didn’t think I’d upgrade for a while, but I love the new effects features and the share options, so I just may be asking for this for my birthday/Christmas present. ;)

  243. Irene on September 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I currently use Photoshop CS5, and can’t afford to upgrade to CS6. I’m intrigued with the new version of Elements. Probably won’t switch from Photoshop at this point, but would really like to give it a try.

  244. Diane C. on September 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I only use PSE11, so the upgrade makes sense to me. I love the puzzle feature! I can’t see using it all the time, but I really want to try it! I think I am going to LOVE the Content Aware Fill
    straighten Tool. I seriously can not shoot straight… I will want to upgrade… just for that wonderful feature!

  245. Whitney on September 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I would love to upgrade as soon as funds permit. I’m currently using PSE 6 and while it’s great, there are lots of features I’m missing out on.

  246. Christa on September 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I would love the opportunity to win PSE12! The new features look great!

    Thank you for the review!!

  247. Kenneth Oberg on September 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I have PSE10 but prefer using PSE7. Tried a demo of PSE11 and did not like its unability to sort. Looking forward to try PSE12.

  248. Marsha on September 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I haven’t upgraded in a while, so with all the new features in elements 12, I will be upgrading to this version. All the new features mentioned in the review will help me to complete my projects quicker, and that is great because I will have more time to move on to the next project!

  249. Anne R on September 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I currently have PSE9 and will seriously consider upgrading. Thank you for the chance to win.

  250. Lynn Daley on September 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Pick me I want to win!!!! Animal eye fix looks amazing. My dog has demon eyes in his photos :-)

  251. Barb Bertrand on September 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I love upgrading and the puzzle and straighten tool look really fun.
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

    • JBreeze on September 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      I do love and use PSE everyday! I’m currently on PSE9, so I could really use the upgrade and would make the greatest use of it. I’m the perfect candidate for PSE12. I would be a very worthy winner and would greatly appreciate winning. Pretty Please…ha!

  252. Vickie LeBlanc on September 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I would love to win this. I like using Photoshop Elements but would be disappointed in not being able to us Magic Extractor.

  253. SonyaW on September 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    It’s doubtful I’ll upgrade from v11 to v12. I only purchased 11 about 2-months ago. I do like keeping current, though, so I won’t rule it out completely.

  254. Pam on September 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Yes, I think I will … I’ve had PSE 6 for quite a few years, and my husband bought me the class to learn how to use it for my birthday over a year ago … and I’ve never started! I might as well learn on the latest and greatest, don’t you think?

  255. Sarah Parrott on September 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I plan to upgrade after seeing the new features. I didn’t upgrade to PSE11 and wish I had but now seeing some of the new features, especially the animal red eye fix I will definitely go to PSE12

  256. Jane Moehlenpah on September 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I bought PSE 11 and haven’t figured out how to use all that’s available but think I would enjoy using the fix for older photos available in PSE 12.

  257. Sherry Miller on September 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Of course I have to upgrade, those new features look awesome!! I believe I’ve been upgrading since their original version. :-) Would love to win a copy and thanks for the chance.

  258. Juli on September 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I see a lot of cool new features that I would love to play with. I’m still undecided at this time about upgrading, but am definitely leaning to the “yes” side.

  259. Sherlylynn Pierce on September 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    PSE 11 had so many new tools that helped enhanced our work and I see that PSE 12 does also. Maybe Santa will bring it to me for Christmas.

  260. Joann Head on September 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I’m currently using Photoshop CS6. I cannot afford to subscribe to the cloud version so will be switching to Photoshop Elements 12.

  261. Laura on September 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I would like to upgrade to PSE 12 since I’m currently using PSE 7.

  262. Vickie on September 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Not in the budget.

  263. Pat Gibbs on September 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for the review on 12. I would like anything that would help make my vintage pictures better. I have been upgrading every two years, so I am due!
    I really appreciate the opportunity to participate in this give away of photoshop elements 12! I have been signing up for your classes and love them!

  264. Carol aka Traveller on September 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    If only I’d known Adobe was going to produce PSE 12 I would have waited but I didn’t, so I purchased PSE a couple of months ago. However, that wouldn’t stop me using 12 if I was lucky enough to win a copy.

  265. Brenda Powers on September 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Would be nice to have the most recent upgrade but will probably not upgrade since I am already using PSE11.

  266. Cecile L. St John on September 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I am undecided about an upgrade to PSE 12. I love PSE 11 and have spent months taking classes and learning its features. The Auto Smart Tone, Content Aware Move and Content Aware Fill in the Straighten Tool are very appealing. But I am not happy that the Magic Extractor will no longer be available and the proposed move to a 64-bit platform leaves me wondering about compatibility with my operating system and other software applications. I will have to do a great deal more research before switching to PSE 12. Who knows, if it’s compatible with my operating system, maybe I can keep both applications on my computer and have the magic extractor available when I need it by opening a file in version 11 to do that work, and switching back to PSE 12 to complete a project. More information is definitely required before I reach a final decision.

  267. Alquafea on September 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I am not sure if I will upgrade due to funds but I really want that pet eye fixer. I have so many pet pictures that would benefit from that.

  268. Pat Gibbs on September 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I have been upgrading every two years. I am thinking that it is my time. I like anything that would help me with my vintage pictures. Thanks for the
    update! It would be awesome to win this!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  269. Marilyn on September 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Love Photoshop Elements, but I have 11 and am loving it so I will be waiting for the next one:)

  270. Dana Johnson on September 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I WILL be upgrading. In addition to scrapping, which I LOVE, I really find tweaking and having fun with my photos a creative way to relax and it enhances the scrapping. The content aware capabilities, after a bit of playing to learn, have been wonderful so I am jazzed about the new/enhanced content aware activities. Although I don’t use the guided edits all of the time, they teach me and give me new ideas for my own edits – and they are great to use if I am pressed for time. I have had the full blown Photoshop and some of these things I have used there, but I have primarily used Elements because I like the way it works. I will be buying it, but it would be great if I can win it. (Then I can use one at work too ;D )

  271. Glenda J on September 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I just started to learn Photoshop 11 and think purchasing 12 at this time would just confuse me. The new features look and sound wonderful, but I need to just learn the basics right now. Thanks for the review on Photoshop 12.

  272. Sirscha on September 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    While I would LOVE to win PSE12, I am fully enjoying PSE11 after upgrading from PSE8, so I’m not quite ready to re-upgrade. Adobe has added a lot of tantalizing, fun tools, though! The content-aware move tool, pet-eye, textures and effects are my favs!

  273. Rose Leontini on September 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I will upgrade to PSE 12. I like the new features such as: Pet Eye Removal; Auto Smart Tone; Restore Old Photos; Zoom Burst and Content Aware Fill. I do not always upgrade each year, but this new edition has so many new features that I would use frequently.

  274. Angela on September 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I have been away from scrapbooking for most of this year with my time primarily focused on our home remodel. I’ve been taking lots of pictures through the process and will be making many pages of before, during and after photos! I still have PSE9 and would love to have the new upgraded version. My main muse for scrapbooking is my 120 lb. rottweiler Bruno and I have always struggled with his eyes in photos. I’m most excited about that new feature. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win PSE12!

  275. Pepe on September 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I hope to upgrade…. Christmas gift! I have photoshop 8 and really need to upgrade! Can’t wait!!

  276. Maria on September 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I would love to use all the new features. Still undecided if I will purchase

  277. Gilda Paterson on September 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I presently use Lightroom 5 to manage and edit photos as I shoot in RAW format. I have been using Photoshop since CS3 came out, upgraded to CS5 and am currently on a 30 day trial for Photoshop CC. I’m not sure if I will go with the Creative Cloud model for Photoshop / Lightroom or if I will stick with Lightroom 5 and buy PSE 12. If I win PSE12 that may make the decision for me! It sounds like it’s come a long way since back in the days when I started out with Elements.

  278. Marlie on September 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Great review Linda! I’m still using PSE 9 but have been thinking of upgrading. The pet eye and auto smart tone have pushed me over the edge! It’s time. :)

  279. Linda Genovese on September 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I will definitely be upgrading. I’m somewhat of the PS/PSE “know it all” at all the local scrapbook events and everyone comes to me to find out what’s new and be tutored on the latest and greatest features. I’ve been digi-scrapping for 8 years now and have converted a lot of paper scrappers into digital lovers!

  280. Kristi Stanfield on September 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I DO plan to upgrade! I only upgrade on the even editions, so this is my year! Thanks for the review, love the new features.

  281. Kristi Stanfield on September 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I DO plan to upgrade! I only upgrade on the even editions, so this is my year. Love all the new stuff!!! Thanks for the review!

  282. Elizabeth eames41@gmail.com on September 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I would have liked to have seen more substantive changes to the organizer, but the new special effects are wonderful, and easier access to camera raw alone is worth the upgrade to me, so definitely, I will be upgrading.

  283. Stephanie Williams on September 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I love the new features but I am not sure if I am going to upgrade at this time. I purchased PSE 11 and am still learning to use that one.

  284. Josephine on September 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Ever since my first purchase of PSE 6, I’ve been up to date on each and every upgrade PSE 11 has brought me to new heights in my photo editing and creativity. I’v never been disappointed with this photo editing product, therefore I am happily looking forward to PSE 12.

  285. Shauna Lund on September 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I would really like to have this. I have 9 grandchildren, take a lot of pictures, but am unable to upgrade each year. Having this would allow me to get current with my photoshopping skills. Although i may be old as a dinosaur, I don’t want my photoshopping skills to be that of a dinosaur.

  286. Agnes on September 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I would love to upgrade but seeing how I bought PSE11 about 6 months ago, it’s not in my current budget to upgrade :-(.

  287. Brenda Suplita on September 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I will definitely upgrade to from version 11 to 12 for the pet eye feature alone. I just vacationed in Corolla, NC and got to see the wild horses on the beach and have some photos where the eyes need to be corrected. I would love to save the photos. Also I plan to do a photobook for my parents for their 59th anniversary next year and need to restore a bunch of older photos. Thank you.

  288. Cindy Allison on September 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I am using PSE 11 and will probably not upgrade because of the cost. I don’t have many pet pictures, so that feature isn’t a big draw for me. The new feature I would probably use would be fixing old photos. I am doing a lot of that right now.

  289. Maryb on September 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I currently have PSE 8, I have been wanting to upgrade for the past few years.
    Let me put it another way I badly HAVE/NEED TO UPGRADE. With all the photo editing and scrap-booking that I do, I feel that I am missing out on the awesome new features since version 8. I have been saving to purchase a more newer, faster computer, my current one is 6 years old and I need to upgrade. With the new version 12 I would so be a happy camper.

    Thank you

  290. TonyaKaye on September 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I keep thinking I need to “learn” the PSE version I have..Maybe I should ask “Santa” for a copy this year. The pet eye feature looks interesting.

  291. Ann Falls-Munos on September 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I’m planning on upgrading. I am always looking for ways to do more innovative and different things to my digital pages. The photoshop 12 has so many great new things. Just looking at them I already have ideas for future layouts.

  292. Sally Rinker on September 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I definitely will purchase a new copy of PSE. If I don’t win one I will wait until it gets to Costco to save some $$.

    I like hte enhanced straighten tool, the zoom burst. and the Content Aware Move Tool(especially this one)

  293. debikins on September 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I upgraded to PSE11 from PSE7 last year due to a laptop crash and PS not supporting PSE7 any more. I like it, but if I won PSE12 I’d definitely upgrade since the puzzle feature and the pet eyes would be fun to play with.

  294. kathy merecki on September 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    would love to win an upgrade…..I am looking forward to seeing what surprises Adobe has in store for us!

  295. Jana on September 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I probably won’t upgrade yet. Mine is a few years old, but can’t afford it yet.

  296. Tammy Graf on September 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to upgrade to PSE 11, especially if Linda does her usual training video. I love her style of teaching and it helps me learn the new tools faster. Thanks for your consideration.

  297. Linda Replogle on September 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I will probably upgrade. The new features seem like they will make photo enhancing easier (for a novice-me).

  298. Valerie on September 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Adobe products are terrific and I’m a current fan of Photoshop CS5. I cannot justify the cost for the new cloud subscription service that’s become mandatory for an upgrade version, so I have decided to switch to the PSE version of their product. I look forward to your updated PSE 12 class and will register as soon as it is available! Thanks , Ms. Sattgast and also, thanks to your team, for a wonderful site!

  299. Ami on September 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I will update to 12. This is an annual holiday gift from my husband and as much as I hesitated to load PSE 11, I have enjoyed it more than I imagined. I am looking forward to the easy access to loading into camera raw and also the fill in with the straighten tool as many of our scans from family members aren’t always level. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  300. Jo Campbell on September 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I will probably upgrade because the all the new features are very appealing. I upgraded from 10 to 11 at the first of the year. That meant some big changes. As I am just getting comfortable with 11, I’m glad that the basics are staying the same.

  301. Jennifer on September 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    It just gets to be too expensive trying to keep up with an upgrade a year. It has been a while since I have and I would love to upgrade, but I just can’t afford it :(

  302. Katie Artz on September 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I have PSE 11 and every year I am tempted to upgrade to the latest and greatest but I find I get more bang for my buck when I upgrade every other year. I will probably wait but am interested in learning more about the RAW editing.

  303. Linda H-T on September 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I think I will wait to upgrade when it’s available at Costco; after the Art of Blending class (in which I learned so much and enjoyed tremendously), and I saw how easy it is to move a mask from layer to layer and heard about the ease of installing actions, I’m ready for PSE 12! To win it would be like hitting the ‘Scrapper’s Lottery’!!!

  304. Pookagal on September 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks much for your evaluation and demonstration of the newest improvements in PSE12. There are some nice additions, especially the Pet eye fix. Naturally I would love to have the newest version, but I have to think about my dentist, lol. Can’t fix a crown with PSE12! Might have to wait a year.Thanks for a chance to win.

  305. Jackie on September 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I received Photoshop for Christmas from my husband, but still love to use Elements for quick fixes and printing. Some of the new features sound wonderful and I’d love to try them!

  306. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I honestly haven’t decided yet, I feel like I am still adjusting to using PSE 11. :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win an upgrade!

  307. Lori S. on September 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    The Auto Smart Tone looks really great. The pet eye feature also looks pretty good. Both of these would make me interested in upgrading! Thank you for the chance to win!

  308. Cynthia on September 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I have PSE 9 and was thinking of upgrading to PSE 11. When I received the email telling about version 12 and all that it will do, all I could say was wow. The temptation is so great to just spend the money, but I have to hold back and put first things first, like food (smile). Even if I do not win, thanks for the opportunity to participate and I wish the best to whoever wins it.

  309. Penny Heath on September 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I probably will upgrade to V12. The new changes look very interesting. I started out with Version 3, then went to 5, then 9 so I am excited to see what I can create with Version 12!

  310. RuthAnn on September 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I do have cs6 but don’t plan to move to the cloud. Want to keep up with some of the new features so will probably upgrade PSE more often. Thanks for this chance to win- fingers crossed!

  311. Linda Ireland on September 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I am still learning V11 – BUT I am very interested in the Pet Eye and the Quick Textures. Plus, I do quite a bit of old photo corrections so the new Restore Old Photos is a big temptation! In the end, I will upgrade, I just know that I won’t be able to resist.

  312. Deb on September 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I don’t plan on upgrading at this time since I already have 11, but I know once I get into Costco & find a coupon it will somehow magically fall into my cart! I’m such a sucker for the latest technology!

    I would love to win it, though.

  313. Bobbi on September 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I definitely plan to upgrade to PSE 12 – I’m still using PSE 9, and really coveted version 11 when it came out last year . . . it just keeps getting better! I am especially excited about the pet eye feature — I have a lot of those “demon dog” photos.

  314. Nancy Barnes on September 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I am definitely looking to upgrade. I’m on PSE 6!! And I need to get with the times!!

  315. Maggie on September 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I am using PSE9 and really like it, but I do think this is the year to upgrade. Having the most current PSE makes following all the tutorials a lot easier. There are times that I just miss out.

  316. Donna Roberts on September 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I am not sure if I will upgrade – I need to learn Photoshop Elements 11 first and am currently signed up for Learn Digital Scrapbook. I love the upgrade for the pets eyes and moving an object, so I may just upgrade.

  317. Susan Armstrong on September 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I would love to upgrade, primarily for the pet eye feature and fixing the old photographs. Winning the software would be the best!!

  318. Nancy on September 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I would love to upgrade but the cost of keeping up with the yearly changes is out of my budget. I always envy those that can. I believe my latest edition is 9.

  319. Maureen on September 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Just when I thought they couldn’t improve on PSE, they did! I have PSE 8 and would love to upgrade. Will have to save my $$$ to do so. Thanks for the opportunity to get it faster.

  320. Debbie Newton on September 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Yes I would love to upgrade. I am really lovin the redeye for pets and the restore old photos. Thank you so very much for the chance to win one. Bless you.

  321. lilola on September 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I currently have Photoshop Elements 11 and don’t feel like paying for another version! But, I would love to win a new copy. Thanks for the chance.

  322. Tammy on September 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I took a break from the scrapbook world and now I’m back and very behind. :-) Currently I’m on PSE 6!!! WOW, yes I will be upgrading so I will be current for all the classes I want to take. :-) Pet eyes will be worth its weight in gold.

  323. Kim Morton on September 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I would love to make my life easier with all the new goodies….currently still using 8! HELP :)

  324. Diane Gass on September 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I really love PSE 11 and hadn’t planned on upgrading until I read your review. I just love the pet eye corrector and the content aware move tool and straighten tool. I can also see myself using the puzzle effect on my pages. So, yes, I will be upgrading to 12! I hope I win!! Thanks for the chance.

  325. Jacqueline on September 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I’m probably the only person around that still uses PE 6! I did upgrade to PE 9 but didn’t use it as I could do most things faster in PE 6.
    So now is the year to make the move and with all the new additions, your article convinced me – I edit a lot of heritage photos and love the idea of textures and effects available without purchasing actions.
    I would love to upgrade to PE 12.
    Thank-you for the chance to win

  326. Kim Morton on September 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I have been plugging along with Photoshop Elements 8 for the last few years. I think I have advanced enough to move up and into one of the newer Elements. I think by looking at all the new features, the things I want to do will be easier in the newer software. I would LOVE to graduate to the new edition :)I love Photoshop!!!!!!

  327. Katie Muck on September 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I would probably upgrade eventually since the box will call to me as soon as I enter Costco but I really need the pet eye fix (currently have 3 dogs, 4 cats and 5 chickens) I also use the Organizer as a database for all my rubberstamps and cutting dies and have been wanting to arrange my files alphabetically for years. What took them so long?

  328. Rhonda miller on September 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I would love to get version 12, but I will wait until I get my new computer!

  329. Anita on September 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I am so excited to upgrade to Elements 12. I have been using Elements 6 and need the upgrade. I can’t hold out any longer!

  330. Cindy Peterson on September 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I’m using PSE9 right now and probably won’t choose to upgrade unless I can find a great deal. The one I’m currently using I bought at Costco with the great Digital Scrapper CD bundle. Sure would love a free copy though!

  331. Karen Nichols on September 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I would love to upgrade. All the new features look great, especially the pet eyes correction.

  332. Rosalee on September 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I would love to win this new version as I am still using PSE 9. Thanks for the detailed review.

  333. Tina Brown on September 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I think it looks interesting enough. I currently use PSE 8 and I still love it BUT I do love the fact of being able to fix my fur butts eyes! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  334. JenL on September 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Well, since I instill have PSE4, I guess I better upgrade. I was saving up to try to buy a full-fledged Photoshop, but Adobe took that option away from me with the new CC and I can’t do a monthly subscription. Sigh! PSE12, here I come.

  335. Suzanne on September 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    It’s more than time for me to upgrade. I’m still using 8, and 12 looks to be full of nice improvements across the board.

  336. Carolee Carter on September 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I currently have v10 and resisted the upgrade to v11. Now that I see what v12 offers, I want it! I take a lot of photos of my pets, and the pet eye feature is right up my alley. I am also beginning to use digital photos for my card-making and my art journal, so I can see how much v12 would be helpful. I’m a year behind catching up on my Photoshop Elements magazine, but will now speed that process up in anticipation of v12! Hope I win!

  337. Nancy on September 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I won’t be upgrading to 12 as I just recently upgraded to 11. And when I do upgrade I will keep 11 on my computer just for the magic extractor. I use it often. Many of the new features look interesting and I will probably upgrade at 13.

  338. Sonnet Smith on September 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Just started using pse 11 for digital scrapbooking- don’t have plans to upgrade quite yet until I feel like I got my money’s worth out of the program I just bought:)

  339. Rachelle on September 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I was just thinking it might be time to get a newer version than pse8 which I use now. Love some of the new features, especially the photo editing. I would love to win it, but think I will upgrade anyway, might just have to be an early Christmas present. Thank you for the update on the new features.

  340. Sharronn on September 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I do plan to upgrade, especially for the new Content Aware tools. The other additions sound nice, too.

  341. Woodie Sprague on September 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

    This is going to sound silly I’m sure but my last edition is PSE 9, at which time I purchased PS CS5 which I love. However; after reading Linda review of the new additions to PSE 12 I’m seriously considering buying it for several reasons, but most specifically the Content Aware tool! I love that tool but find it hard to get into my head the CS5 version. Thank you for the opportunity to win one…crossing my fingers!

  342. Eve Staurnes on September 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Well, I had deciided to wait for å later version because the money. But Im a technogeek who loves new features. I use instagram a lot- and love the filter and textueoptions in pse 12- so thats the reason why I planning to upgrade, To win the upgrade- well It would be FANTASTIC

  343. Karen on September 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Would love to update my Photoshop Elements 6. It’s been a long time and much needed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  344. Leslie Wanamaker on September 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I started with Elements and Scrapper’s Guide. I eventually worked up to CS6 but since I won’t be using the cloud system and I understand Adobe won’t be supporting individuals, I will go back to Elements. My last level was Elements 7. I would love to have the newest one.

  345. Jayne Phipps-boger on September 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I love PSE and do plan to upgrade. I didn’t upgrade with 11 because I had just upgraded when 11 came out and felt that I still have a lot of capacity for learning in 10 without upgrading to 11. I am so proud of my learning curve over the past couple of years and feel that I am ready for some new challenges to my art. Learning how to do new things with the software is now my passion. I am constantly learning from Photoshop Elements Magazine, the adobe website, pinterest, facebook and scrapbook designers. The wealth of available resources is sometimes overwhelming but absolutely awesome. I have used PSE 4, 7, and 10. I have tried other software programs and always comeback to PSE. It may not be as user friendly but if I dig deep enough I hardly ever fail to produce the product and look I am happy with. I would love to win PSE 12, but regardless the product is a big part of my memory management system and I look forward to better utilization of it’s new capabilities.

  346. Debbie J on September 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I never “plan” to upgrade. Just wait until I get a wild hair — which is often! I upgraded to PSE 11 and love it! I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t use it either for photos or scrapbooking or papercrafting. The content move really intrigues me.

  347. Elaine Johnston on September 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

    FINALLY! Boy – have I ever been waiting for this one!! In the past few months I have become very serious about my projects even to the the extent of changing the name of the extra room we built on to the garage as my “playroom” to my “STUDIO!”. Just did that yesterday! (Loving Linda’s Blending Classes and looking forward to Michell’s edition next week…)

    I have been using PSE 8 for quite some time and at the suggestion of a few of the wonderful DS Forum participants, I have been “trying” a free trial edition of PSE 11 just hoping 12 would come out before my time ran out…well – it did. NOW – if I am fortunate to WIN PSE 12 – that’s only the icing on the cake!!!

    Have a great day! elaine j

  348. Peggy on September 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I would love to upgrade to PSE12 but do not have the budget to do so. My PSE7 has been a real treasure to me but I always get so jealous (big sin) when I see the tuts using the newer versions. I am stuck at home so this is my connection to the world and I have a large inventory of wonderful photos from my “prior” life of traveling.
    I really like the ability to move an object in PSE12 like the sample with the Eiffle Tower!
    Thanks
    Peggy

  349. Evie on September 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Oh, Yes, I do plan to purchase PSE12, if I am not lucky enough to win it. I read your review of it early this morning and downloaded the trial version at 4 a.m. so I could try it out. Love it, not only the Pet Eye tool but some of the other features too. I even tried the pet eye tool on a couple pictures of the many I have of my cat with those awful eyes, and even withut a lot of practice, I was amazed at the good job it did.

  350. Virginia on September 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Was using PE6 on an older computer and loved it. When we purchased a newer computer
    one of the first things I purchased was PE11. Just got it in June and am still learning
    how to use it. If PE11 is any indication of an upgrade I would love to get PE12.
    Love PE 11 and think it’s a really great photo software.

  351. Bobye on September 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I currently use PSE10 and would love to upgrade to 12. I know there are a lot of others who wish this also, good luck to all to whom ever is the winner

  352. Rachel P on September 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I do plan to upgrade to PSE12- I am currently using PSE10. My daughter is taking a design class in college and she is helping me get more out of PSE, so I am excited about learning even more with PSE12. Plus, I love the puzzle option!!!

  353. Diana Enns on September 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I need to upgrade from PSE 7 and get back into doing more digi stuff.

  354. Sabrina on September 24, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Wow… always interesting to see what the new features are for PSE. I started way back with PSE 3.0. I’d love to win a copy of 12.0 and check out the new features! I usually wait to upgrade until it on sale, so I may upgrade later.

  355. Dawn Pope on September 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

    No, I do not plan to upgrade to PSE 12. I upgraded last year and love the changes, but I try to skip a version or two, for cost reasons.

  356. Terri on September 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Yes, I would love to upgrade to PSE12 for the pet eye fix. Getting rid of those demon eyes in our pets can be tricky in PSE10 which I use now. Thanks for the chance to win PSE12 and for telling us all the new things that are in this new version!

  357. Rose Jones on September 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I don’t like having yearly updates that cost full price. Wish there was an upgrade price for current users. I can’t afford every update, but I got a great price on Version 11 at Sam’s Club a few months ago. I’ll upgrade to Version 12 if I can find it at a reasonable price!

  358. Michelle Thomas on September 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I currently use 9, but would love to upgrade to 12. Some of the new features sound very appealing. Unless I’m lucky enough to win though, I’m probably going to have to stick with 9 a little longer.

  359. Susie on September 24, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I really enjoyed reading your summary and review. Since I’m using V8 it’s definitely time for me to upgrade!

  360. Monica Gaddis on September 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Yes, I definitely need to upgrade to the PSE 12. I currently have PSE 7. I thin it’s time!

  361. txgwen on September 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I really like most of the new improvements – especially the pet eye fix and the ability to move items and have the “smart” fix the new location as well as the old one. Not so happy about the loss of the magic extractor, however! But with the upgrade, I could still extract on PSE9 and do the rest on 12! I’m still thinking about whether to upgrade at this time but it’s mighty tempting!

  362. PAM STEWART on September 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I plan to upgrade this time. I just inherited my parents photos and want a way to repair the old photos. I have not been successful with previous versions and think this new guided restoration is just what I need. Plus I love the pet eye and new sorting categories.

  363. Barbara on September 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I had planned to upgrade and told my hubs to expect it, too! I’ve been using 10, skipped 11, and am not overwhelmed with the additions in 12. But, 11… I’ve been missing out! So, yes!

  364. Leslie on September 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I was still deciding on whether I should get 11! I’d find the pet red eye removal very useful, and some of the other changes look fun. Count me as “undecided”.

  365. Cindy on September 24, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I would love to have the new version. I was not planning to buy it. Just so expensive to renew every year. I love my PSE 7. But would sure appreciate the new version.

  366. Liz Nyman on September 24, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I haven’t upgraded my PSE in years. It’s time for me to upgrade! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win!

  367. Bob Jones on September 24, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I have had Elements 6 since it first came out but used it very little. I just started a class in elements 11, which I upgraded to , so for now I will stay with it but it would be nice to win an upgrade for the future whrn I am done with the class.

  368. Hanna on September 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

    This is a very helpful review. Thank you very much. I really love the Magic Extractor and I am not happy to lose it. I guess I could always go back to PSE11 if I need the Magic Extractor and then move my project back to PSE 12. I appreciate that Adobe does not require us to get rid of the previous versions when we install a new version. Thank you!

  369. Vicki on September 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I will definitely upgrade to be able to use some of the new features you described – the new guided edit for restoring old photos is at the top of that list. Also, the auto smart fill, the pet eye fix, and the textures and frames. Thanks for offering us a chance to win a copy!

  370. Trisha on September 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

    The pet eye corrector is a huge draw for me since I have 5 granddogs and one of my own, LOL! I’ve recently gotten into taking pictures with raw mode and would love to have the upgrade for this. Thank you so much for the chance to win the upgrade!!!

  371. AnnB on September 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I had PS CS5 at work & loved the content aware — I am currently working mostly on CS4, but have PSE11. I would love to learn PSE12 & might well make the switch from PS since upgrading that is out of the question. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest!

  372. Amy on September 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I have to admit, that puzzle feature is what snagged my attention. How awesome is that!?! I currently have PSE 10 and wanted 11 but wasn’t able to get it. Hopefully this year I can splurge and get this one!
    Thank you!

  373. sheila king on September 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I’m still looking! I got PSE 11 last year and am still learning and hate to think of yet another year to learn. But there are several components I would love to have — so we’ll see!

  374. Vivian on September 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I’m a fence straddler. There are some new things I like, but don’t want to lose the things they are taking away. I haven’t fully learned version 11. So, right now it is a maybe, possibly, still thinking.

  375. MARY RENEE KELLEY on September 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN

  376. Julie on September 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I’m not sure yet if I’ll upgrade to 12. I have to determine if the new features are worth it or not. Thanks for the description of the new features!

  377. MARY RENEE KELLEY on September 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I WOULD LOVE 12 FOR THE PET EYE AND IT IS NOW TIME FOR ME TO UPGRADE I USE 7. WINNING WOULD BE GREAT.

  378. Betsey on September 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I don’t plan to upgrade yet. I don’t have enough time to have learned what I have (PSE11) to justify upgrading.

  379. Mendy on September 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I have upgraded every year, it always gets me. I upgraded to 11 because of the actions being added easier and now I need 12 to. So yes I will be upgrading I am sure.

  380. Melinda on September 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Been using Elements 10 and have had several issues. Almost ready to get rid of Elements but I started using Elements years ago and do like it just had so many bugs in 10 I was so frustrated. Sounds like 12 has really improved and would love to upgrade.

  381. Carol Loegering on September 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Boy this is a toughie. I love the magic extractor but love the new upgrades also….will have to work on this decision. Wining it would probably solve the problem.

  382. JackiS on September 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I agree with grannymike–was hoping they would return to the PSE 10 interface. I have purchased every single version of PSE, all 11 of them, from the very first one, but I currently use 10, even though I have 11. Will I buy the new one? Maybe not. I do not like sharing my screen space with that huge tool option area and prefer the (old-fashioned?) narrow option bar.

  383. Sharon on September 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I currently have PSE 10 and think its time to upgrade. Thanks for the chance to win!

  384. Nadia on September 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Thank you, as ever, for the detailed update description. I have PSE10 and was tempted to upgrade to 11 when the major changes were made, now I’m kind of glad I didn’t. I really like some of the new features you described, they sound like they could be a lot of fun! So I might upgrade, especially if the good special comes through!

  385. Cynthia Borklund on September 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I would love to upgrade to PSE12 for the pet eye corrector!

  386. Linda Vanek on September 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I usually upgrade every other year and this year is my time to upgrade. I am excited about using the new format they came out with last year.

  387. Shari B on September 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    The latest version I have is PSE 8. After reading all 12 can do I realize what I am missing out on. I will definitely be upgrading. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  388. Karen Kontrath on September 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I am undecided whether to upgrade or not. Not sure if my existing laptop can handle it. I skipped 11, so maybe its time to upgrade.

  389. Nancy Kurkjian on September 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I will be upgrading from PSE 9 to 12. Love that pet eye fix! I have show dogs and all of their scrapbooks are digital. This will make my life so much easier. I can think of a reason to use every single new thing in PSE 12!

  390. Vicky Noakes on September 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I always love the latest and greatest versions of programs, especially PSE. I would love to win it!!!

  391. Barb on September 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Yes, I guess it’s time to update. I am currently using PSE 8 and I love it but, it’s time! I like all the new additions especially the new guided edit ones. I really enjoy learning new things and that’s why I love your website! Wish I could afford the classes but your free tutorials are awesome!!! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win PSE 12!

  392. Lucy on September 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love the textures in the new pse 12. I just bought pse 11 and I waited a while on that one. I will remember from now on to look forward to September releases.
    Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

  393. Rhadonda on September 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Thank you so much for the review. Even though the new things look amazing I currently cannot justify the upgrade in my budget. But thanks for the opportunity to perhaps win a copy. Thanks again.

  394. Trish Hardy on September 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Of course I would love to upgrade! Looks like some fun and useful additions.

  395. Barbara Albrecht on September 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I will most likely upgrade as I have done the last few years. There’s a lot to like that’s new in PSE 12. I really like the idea of having a fix for demon eyed pets and the content aware fill. Both will save me a LOT of time.

    Linda…are you going to have a teaching disc in the box this time? That’s a major reason I upgrade…your lessons are the BEST!!!

  396. bobbi braun on September 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love Version 11 and use the magic extractor all the time. Not having that feature would keep me from upgrading. Thank you for the review.

  397. Reese on September 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Would love to upgrade form 11 to 12. The easy move tool & photo burst look like great additions!

  398. Beverly on September 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I am not sure if I will purchase 12 – very comfortable with PSE 11. I am still reading all the +’s added to PSE 12

  399. patricia on September 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I always try to keep current with my frequently used applications. Therefore I am definitely going to update to PSE12. Since I do shot in RAW—-the new improved Adobe Camera Raw will be very welcomed. Thanks for offering this “give-away.”

  400. Karen on September 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I am definitely going to upgrade to Elements 12 as I always get excited with the newest versions with new tools that help make digital art and scrapbooking more advanced and easier….thanks for the opportunity…

  401. Jana C. on September 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I have PSE 6 and would love to upgrade to PSE 12, I have several pets and I work on old photo’s for a cousin that is writing a book on our ancestry tree. I have taken Linda’s restore old photos class and love doing that and a tool to help would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

  402. Pat Barnes on September 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’m currently using 10 so I think it’s time to upgrade to 12. I’d love to win a copy.

  403. Annette Renard on September 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I plan to upgrade to PE12. Love the pet eye feature and moving objects. Will probably look for a bundle with Premiere Elements or look for a sale unless I’m lucky enough to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  404. Donna Penn on September 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I’m using PSE 10 for scrapbooking and would love to upgrade to 12. I love the edit old photos option, since I have inherited 1,000′s of old photos from my late in-laws.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  405. Marjorie on September 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I have had 11 for a short time and I am still learning all the differences there so probably won’t upgrade yet. The new features do sound cool though.

  406. Suzie Limber on September 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I would love to upgrade to PSE 12. Some of the photo edits that you described sound intriguing, but I am on Social Security disability and money is very tight. Digital scrapbooking is my main source of entertainment. I just love scrapping my grandkids.
    Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  407. Amie Lamm-Griffin on September 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

    If I do, it will be at Christmas time, and it would be largely because of the pet eye corrector.

  408. Aracoeli Gonzalez on September 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

    The Adobe PSE is a great program!! From this new version I love the fix for pet eyes, hope works for humans also, lol! Thanks for the chance to get it FREE!

  409. Cathy McCarty on September 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Not sure if I will purchase. I like the pet eye correction. Also, a lot of the classes will be using this software so it would be nice to follow along with the same software–I am still using PSE 7 so it is time for an upgrade. Maybe for Christmas.

  410. Doris on September 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I probably WILL upgrade, as I am still using either version 7 or 8 and I would love to play with some of those new features. Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy.

  411. Gill Dickiinson on September 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I am still using the vs 8 that was given to me a while ago as a Christmas pressie. It would be nice to have a more up to date version (particularly like the demon eyes tool and the auto smart tone function) but I’m not sure I could justify the ££££. Winning the new software would therefore be fantabulous!

  412. Diane Bruce on September 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I haven’t definitely decided one way or the other but will definitely do more research. There’s always a reason to upgrade but there’s also the expense to consider. And we are still pretty busy packing and getting ready for our move to OR.

  413. ChrisA. on September 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

    For now I will stay with PSE 10. Great info.! Thanks for the chance to win!

  414. Sherry Craig on September 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I have been looking at PSE for awhile and I am now ready to purchase – or better yet I’d love to win it. I then will need to start a class. I have been scrapbooking for a couple of years but would like to add in digital &/or hybrid pages. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed. Thank you for the chance to win PSE12.

  415. Pam on September 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I would love to upgrade to Elements 12 – the new tools would be nice.

  416. Linda Harp on September 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    PSE 12 is on my purchase list. My last upgrade was PSE 8.0, so it’s definitely time! The highlights shared look awesome. I can hardly wait to get started! Thanks for the opportunity.

  417. Gayle Heuer on September 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Yes, I plan to upgrade, mainly because of the “content aware fill” and “frames.” I have had Photoshop Elements since version 3, upgrading about every two years. I currently have version 11, so there aren’t too many changes, but I love new technology, even though I’m old–66.

  418. Annalee Popowski on September 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

    The questions at hand…. Do I plan to buy the latest/greatest PSE12 and why?

    The answer really comes down to….Is this an “I need” or an “I want”. Prior to reading Linda’s enlightening post, I didn’t even know that PSE12 was released. Ahhh… the beauty of ignorance. lol But now that I know that it does exist (thanks to Linda), I not only want it… I NEED IT. lol

    In short, this post is the main cause of me wanting the newest PSE12. And yes, I probably will purchase it, but hopefully for the sake of my budget, I will win it instead. :)

  419. Terry McCloskey on September 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I would love to upgrade to PSE 12 to explore the new features. The Auto Smart tool is one I think I would enjoy…some of the other effects and texture tools also would be great to explore and incorporate into my pages.

    Thank you

  420. Karen Eyrich on September 24, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I like some of the new features that are listed, like the auto smart tone, textures, and the content aware feature. I would consider purchasing this when Costco has their special, but I need to purchase a new computer first so this new program would run properly. Each new update just requires more memory!

  421. barbara on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Not sure. The fixing old photos fix looks very interesting.

  422. Wendy on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Yes, I’m definitely going to upgrade. Love the new pet eye feature.

  423. Liz Lumsden on September 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Well, I would love to upgrade but first of all I need a computer upgrade and I still haven’t loaded PSE11! My bad. New features are AWESOME!

  424. Wendy on September 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Yes, I’m definitely going to upgrade. Have 10 now and there are some great new things in 12. Love the pet eye feature

  425. Lor on September 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Great post about the new version of PSE; I’m loving the new features! There is no doubt in my mind, I want to enjoy them all and will be upgrading from PSE11 to PSE12! Eeeeeps!

  426. mynanato3 on September 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I do intend to upgrade to Version 12. I love the Pet Eye Tool. I have three Big dogs and an adorable Attack Cat who are always getting their picture taken. I spend a lot of time fixing their demon eyes. This will be such a time saver!

  427. April on September 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Hello. Yes…I do plan to upgrade to PSE12 because I always like to have the latest technology available for all my projects!

  428. Holly E on September 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Would definitely upgrade as looks like some great new tools… esp the content move tool and auto smart tone.

  429. Linda Hearn on September 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I like to learn new things and challenge myself. The Pet Eye tool cool as I love to take pics of my dogs. Auto Smart Tone cool!. Plus, the new photo effects and textures sound awesome!
    I would be over the moon to win Photoshop Elements 12!!!!!

    Thanks for the chance to.
    Linda

  430. Diana Enns on September 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I need to upgrade from my PSE 7. I also just need to really start back doing more digi projects and getting my old family photographs ready to scrap.

  431. Sue Herbert on September 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I like the guided edit additions and also the content aware move tool.

  432. Phyllis Carter on September 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I will not be upgrading to PSE12. I usually upgrade every other year because one year upgrades is not worth it to me. That said, I would LOVE to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  433. Cindy on September 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I plan on upgrading. I like to be up-to-date on software and the pet eye fix is definitely something I would use.

    Thanks!

    Cindy

  434. Lynda Choquette on September 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I absolutely plan to upgrade to PSE12. I have taken lots of pet photos and the pet eye removal tool will be a big plus. I am never happy with the results done manually. Also, I have boxes of old photos that I’ve inherited from my parents and I believe the restore old photo feature will be a big timesaver.

  435. Donna Sparks on September 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I don’t plan to upgrade unless there is a really big discount on the price because I just upgraded last year and I’m not used to that version yet. Also I think they should offer free upgrades from time to time.

  436. Gigi Carroll on September 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

    After reading your review, I am planning to upgrade to PSE12. I just upgraded my old Nikon D70 to the Nikon D7100. The improvements in PSE12 of Camera Raw, the pet eye fix, auto smart tone and the ability to share will be great benefits to my new DSLR. Thanks for such a comprehensive review! :)

  437. grannymike on September 24, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I personally was hoping they would return to the PSE 10 and older format of being able to view both tools and the photo bin at the same time (I’m probably saying that wrong, but I found it annoying enough that I went back to using PSE 10 most of the time). I would probably only upgrade if I were to win this copy :) or find a really, really good deal. I will eventually try a trial version to see what I think. I always enjoy your reviews of the new versions.

  438. Heather Bumbarger on September 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I’m still on the fence whether or not I’m going to purchase PSE12. I’m a beginning using CS6, but it sounds like PSE12 could make my life easier. Maybe I should treat myself to a new “toy”.

  439. Marie Smith on September 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

    The new edition 12 looks really good, but I can not upgrade yearly because of financial limits. It sure would be nice to win one! I like the texture adjustments. The move option really made a great improvement on the composition.

  440. DonnaK on September 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Yes, I would love to win the new PSE 12. I purchase the latest version every year because there is always something new and exciting. In PSE 12 that is the puzzle feature and the Camera Raw improvements. Thanks for the chance!

  441. Rosina on September 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I can’t justify upgrading as I’ve only just installed PSE11 last week, after owning it for almost 1 year! If I happen to win, I’ll install it!

  442. Diane Coble on September 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Dear Linda,

    I have Photoshop CS4. I’ve wanted to upgrade for a long time. Several of the features in the PSE12 look like fun.

    Recently, I’ve taken some of what I’ve learned and used them on canvas. I’ll make the photo then paint it.

    It would be a blessing to be able to upgrade and have the challenge of doing something new.

  443. Carol Riddle on September 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I definitely plan to upgrade. I’m excited by the Restore Old Photo Guided Edit since I have many old photos I would like to edit and it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start.

  444. Beverly Thiels on September 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I wish I could afford to upgrade. If I upgraded it would have to be because I’m a lucky winner. I do love Photoshop.

  445. Cheryl Vandermosten on September 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I very much like Photoshop Elements. I am thrilled to see the new features and plan to upgrade to PSE12.

  446. Carolyn Mustopa on September 24, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I would love to upgrade, but it’s not in my budget right now. Love all the new features. Winning it would be AWESOME!

  447. Pups_r_Paps (aka Sharon) on September 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I will not be upgrading to PSE 12. I love the enhancement to the straighten tool and think the Zoom Burst and Puzzle effects would be fun, but not enough to change systems. Plus, I like the magic extractor. Now if they had fixed that photo bin so it didn’t disappear whenever you used a tool, I might consider it. That feature is a pain.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the upgrade, however.

  448. bck on September 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Looks great!! I am using an old version and would love to win this drawing. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  449. Leslie Dempkowski on September 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I am currently using Photoshop Elements 8.0 and would love to upgrade. I decided not to upgrade previously because year to year I don’t think it’s worth it for me. Now that we are 4 versions out – I think I will take the plunge. I really like the auto smart tone feature

  450. Wanda Fulton on September 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Yes, I do plan to upgrade from an older version, PSE9.

  451. Barb Sirmeyer on September 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I am not planning on purchasing an upgrade at this time. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the newest Elements upgrade though!

  452. Wanda Fulton on September 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Yes, I do plan to upgrade because my version is old, PSE 9. It’s time!

  453. Joe Beres on September 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I like the Camera Raw Improvement feature. I would buy the new version.

  454. Denise on September 24, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I would love to upgrade. Currently using PSE8. thank you so much for the opprotunity to win.

  455. Therese Arsenault on September 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

    OMG!!! The pet eye corrector feature is my favourite. I have sooooo many pet photos that need corrections. And then the vintage photos. The adobe gods have answered my prayers. I’m still using PS9 so upgrading to PS12 is definitely on my to do list. Thank you for the opportunity to win this. Keeping all my toes and fingers crossed.

  456. Karen on September 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I think I will upgrade this time! I bought a new camera last year and I can’t open my raw files directly from the camera in PSE 10. I think that is the thing about PSE 12 that caught my eye first! I would love, love to win the free copy, thanks Linda for giving us the chance to win!!!

  457. serena whitehair on September 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I plan to upgrade to PSE12 because I have such an old version of PSE, I can’t do many of these tutorials.

  458. Claudine Geisel on September 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Yes, I plan to upgrade to 12. I currently have 11 and I am very excited about the upgrade to version 12. I can’t wait to try the Zoom Burst since I take a lot of baseball pictures. I also think the New Quick Addititons and the New Guided Additions will be very helpful to me. I love PSE!

  459. serena whitehair on September 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I plan to upgrade to PSE12 because I have such an old version of PSE, I can’t do many of these tutorials.

  460. Tammy on September 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I’m still on the fence about upgrading. I’d love to because I like to have the newest. :)

  461. Joanne Black on September 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Oh yes, will upgrade for sure! Several enticing features, but the puzzle effect really got me. Have a 60 year old photo that years ago was made into a puzzle – puzzle long last, now I can make the photo a puzzle again.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  462. Sheryl on September 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I am not planning to upgrade. My version is Elements 6, and, although I would love to have a newer version, my husband lost his job this year. He was fortunate to find another, but it is out of state. Due to circumstances with our children, including one that is a senior in high school, we did not move the whole family. He’s living out of state and we visit each other when we can. We have some duplicate expenses, and travel expenses on top, so we’re watching what we spend on everything else. However, I’d love Elements 12 to make a scrapbook for my son’s high school graduation.
    Love the site, love the tips, love the videos.

  463. Shirley Rader on September 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I am still contemplating the upgrade to PSE12 …… I still have so much to master in PSE11. My laptop is still a 32-bit system, so it sounds like I will have to upgrade my hardware as well as my software – also something I have been contemplating lately……

  464. Glorie on September 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I can’t believe it’s that time already and a new version of PSE is out! I LOVE the Red Eye tool for pets but, losing the Magic Extractor,not so much!! I use it quite often that I’m not sure I can do without that one. My biggest hope was with the photo bin and it disappearing and needing to reclick the bin icon…did any of that get adjusted? One way to find out is winning a copy of version 12…I’d LOVE that! :D Thank you for the chance!!!

    • Linda Sattgast on September 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

      If you don’t want the Tool Options to pop up every time you click on a tool, open the menu to the far right of Tool Options and deselect Auto Show Tool Options.

  465. Beth on September 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I love the idea of upgrading to PE12, yet it’s a tough time to come up with that kind of money right after the start of school expenses. It would be great to win a copy though! I love being able to do fun things with my scrapbook pages to help the memories stay alive!

  466. Carol on September 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I am a photoshop owner but refuse to rnt it so I guess this will be an option

  467. Charlotte on September 24, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I’m still on the fence on whether or not to upgrade, but it will probably be a “yes” since my latest version is from 2 years ago. I’m drawn to the new textures and photo effects!

  468. Joy Reed on September 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I do think I will buy the PSE 12. There were 4 main features I definitely would use and look forward to.
    I use RAW all the time and it looks as though that is being upgraded and made into a better tool.
    I’m thrilled that the straighten tool has been upgraded with an auto-fill. Its always been a struggle to me to get that to work right.
    I adore the new sharing ability to post directly to Social media in one easy step.
    The Pet Eye is a wonderful idea. I have a pet and occasionally she gets the Pet Eye in her photos.
    So yes, I’m definitely looking to upgrade in the near future. I’ll wait and see if I win though. :-)

  469. Connie on September 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I’m not sure yet if I will upgrade….unless I win! Thanks for the chance.

  470. Barbara on September 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I will not be upgrading this fall. I’m using PSE 10 due to economic constraints. However, I’d love to win one. (smile).

  471. Marilyn Jenks on September 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

    After reading what Linda has said about the new changes I will upgrade. I have not the last couple of upgrades so now is the time. Auto smart tone looks good and the new move tool. Thanks for sharing your comments.

  472. Denise Johnson on September 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Yes, I want PSE12. I am still in the dark ages of PSE9 and want to come into the light. I love the idea of improved raw camera and the puzzle effect is awesome.

  473. Theresa Conte on September 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I plan to upgrade because I have a lot of pet photos that need the pet eye correction. So happy to see this option! Would love to win the upgrade.

  474. Sheila Martin on September 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I plan to upgrade to Elements 12. After reading this review it seems it has so many fun and useful features. The version I now use is Elements 9, and I think it’s time for an upgrade!

  475. Sandy Welch on September 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Right now I am not sure. I am still figuring out the last version. I say this but some of the features look very tempting!

  476. Richard Luchak on September 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I love the latest version!

  477. dairygal on September 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I do not plan on upgrading to PSE 12 because I just got PSE 11 last year. I usually wait a few years between upgrades. But of course I would love a FREE version of PSE 12!

  478. Annette S. Lehr on September 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I definitely plan to upgrade to PSE12. I am currently using PSE10 because I was unsure about upgrading to PSE11 due to the learning curve. Now that I believe I have mastered the program, I am now ready to learn some new techniques.

  479. Teresa on September 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Not sure yet if I will upgrade or not.

  480. Tammy Davis on September 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Well, I have been waiting to upgrade, but I am a little bit worried about the magic extractor. I don’t use it a lot, but I do use it. I am currently working with Elements 9. I think I may have to check for the availability of Elements 11. I like the upgrades and I don’t have to give up Magic Extractor. Oh what to do!

    • Linda Sattgast on September 24, 2013 at 11:37 am

      You can always leave your current version on your computer and use it for those occasions where you need the Magic Extractor. I have multiple versions of Elements on my computer. :)

  481. Regina Rainey on September 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I am very happy with CS6 (mac) and PSE11 (win) that I am now using. However, since about half of my photos are of my cats, I would love to have the pet eye correction feature. Therefore, I will be on the lookout for PSE12.

  482. Tina Ruf on September 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I have toyed with upgrading over the last 2 years but am still on the fence. All my digital kits are nicely sorted in my organizer and the last 2 times I upgraded, I lost all my tags and had to practically start from scratch. I have 4 years more “stuff” and the thought of retagging all that I have is painful. There are, however, several new things that have come up in the last 2 years I would like to play with, including the Pet Eye fix!! No more Demon cats!!

    Scrap Sis

  483. Susan Gottschalk on September 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I will probably not upgrade at this point. I’m still working my way through Linda’s Scrapbooking class which is based on PSE 11. Once I have that under control, I’d love to have PSE 12.

  484. Diane Werner on September 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love PSE!! Can’t wait for the new version. It just keeps getting better and better!!!

  485. Patricia O. on September 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I probably will upgrade this time. I have PSE10 and skipped the upgrade to 11, but I think it’s time to get up-to-date. Love that tone setting. I think I would use that quite often. And the photo effects look like so much fun.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  486. Shirley Conley on September 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I would love to have the Photoshop Elements 12, but I cannot not afford it this year. I just had hip surgery this year and need to pay that off first. So, if I was to win that would be a great blessing. God bless.

  487. Debra on September 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Since I upgrade every other year, I will have t win if I upgrade this year.

  488. Barbara on September 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I do want to upgrade to PSE 12 (I have V.7) because I will doing a photo shoot of the full year leading up to our 50th wedding anniversary. It will be “a year in the life of us as a couple”, sort of thing. Getting PSE 12 will give me a year to learn the new version and practice, as our anniversary is Sept. 30. We only have a few snapshots of our actual wedding which I had to work on for a long time in order to have a nice portrait, so I’m anxious to do something nice for our golden wedding anniversary. Thank you for the opportunity to win the gift of an enhanced PSE!

  489. John on September 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I plan on updating to the new Elements 12, because the things that you can do with Photos is remarkable. I use Elements 11 almost every day and everyone loves my work that I do. I have a daughter that has had Melanoma Cancer and I done some photos to raise money for her treatments and the hard work paid off. She is now cancer free and doing well. She was 10 at the time and now she is a healthy 18 year old. So if I am chosen to win the ne Elements, I will further my photo shopping of remarkable photo’s for people to enjoy.

  490. Kellie Linn on September 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    When I started scrapping (with paper) I always heard that you shouldn’t worry about making every page super special, just have one occasionally that really pops. I disagree, I think every time you turn the page of your photo album your eyes should get a bite of eye candy! That’s what I love about digital scrapbooking and using PSE. I love the monthly videos because they keep me full of fresh ideas. I’m working on a graduation book for my son and I want him to love every page so much that he wants to take it with him to college, and even show his girlfriend! If PSE 12 is going to make this project even easier, I’m definately upgrading!

  491. Dolores on September 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I will not buy it right away. I just purchased PSE 11 a few month ago. I want to master PSE 11 before I update. But I am sure I will be purchasing it at some point. I like the idea of having the pet eye removal and the zoom burst.

  492. Pam McDonnell on September 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Just noticed that the Magic Extractor tool is not included missing – which I discovered in PSE 11 and loved it. So for now I won’t be upgrading… The other features are not enough for me to lose this little tool.

  493. Carol on September 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I was sold on the idea of buying the new PSE12 as I have bought all the upgrades, but changed my mind when I read that they had removed the Magic Extractor

  494. Pam McDonnell on September 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Some really nice features in PSE 12 which appeal to me -but not sure there are enough to upgrade.

  495. Joanne Brown on September 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I have been using Elements 6 now since its has come out. I have been wanting to upgrade but really wanted to make sure that when I did it was well worth the effort and monies. Now the day has arrived, I’m going to upgrade to 12, there have been so many changes since 6 that it makes it very worthwhile. Looking forward to moving ahead

  496. Barbara Firestone on September 24, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I always start the autumn season off saying “This is the year I am not upgrading my Photoshop Elements,” but then I start looking at the YouTube presentations of the new stuff in PSE, Costco puts it on sale, and boom, I have the new version. I guess what I am saying is that the jury is still out and I don’t know if I will upgrade or not. I bet, though, if past behavior is any indication, if you check back in a couple of months, I will have upgraded to PSE 12.

  497. Sandra Brown on September 24, 2013 at 8:19 am

    At this time, I am not upgrading to PSE12. I am new to digital scrapbooking and am using PSE10. From my limited experience with PSE10, I can see how the upgrades/new features in PSE12 are going to help do many things with your photos, layouts, etc.

  498. Diane on September 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Your blog post got me excited about PSE12 and I am taking the Artistic Photo Blends class so I may have to upgrade from 10 to 12. Thanks for the overview!

  499. S Hardison on September 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Every year, I get the newest addition of PSE and think that this will be the last update I will need because this one has everything I can imagine using/needing. Then, the new one comes out with a new feature that speaks to me! So I again put PSE on top of my Christmas wish list. This year is no different. My grand kids may think that is all grandmothers are given for Christmas because that’s the gift they see me open every year!

  500. Deb Banner on September 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Love the look of the new PSE12
    Pet eye removal – tick
    Content aware tool – tick
    Losing magic extractor – not happy!

  501. Patti C on September 24, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I plan to upgrade for sure!! I really like the Pet Eye tool! I always seem to have the white eye dog in my pictures and can never get it right! Looking forward to that! I also like the 3 Quick Edit Additions, it will be nice to incorporate them into my photos outside of my phone for a change!

  502. Leslie Price on September 24, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Thank you for the rundown of updates for PSE 12! Extremely helpful. I love the many new features added to PSE (particularly the “Textures” and “Contents Aware Fill” features) and very tempted to buy it, my budget will not be allowing it at this time.

  503. Laurie Schemenauer on September 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This is going to be a really tough decision for me. I really love my PSE 11 and really haven’t had it for very long. Being on a fixed income means that this would be a really big outlay of funds for me, but, Oh! I sure am drooling over the new camera raw feature!!!

  504. Anne Hargreaves on September 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Though I find several of the features of this new version very attractive, I think Lightroom 5 serves my purposes just as well, so I am not looking to purchase it just now. Having said that, were I to win a copy I would certainly accept it graciously!

  505. Misty Hankinson on September 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I’d love a copy of Elements 12 so I can stay up with all the new tool it can make use of! Love the new effects!

  506. Susan Barnes on September 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I would love to upgrade to PSE12. I have had 6 and am presently using 10. Can’t say I am an expert or a pro or anything even close, but my family seems to think I can work magic. I just say thanks!

  507. April Lopez on September 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Yes! I especially love the pet eye fix. I hate taking pics of my cats and seeing glowing eyes. It’s scary!

  508. Teri Chaffin on September 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I probably will. I usually do. I wish there was an upgrade price since I have buying this for years

  509. Teresa Killebrew on September 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I used to upgrade every year but just can’t keep up with the expense. My job was terminated so instead I retired. I guess I have one good reason since there’s no Magic Extractor in PSE 12 I will be okay! teehee!

  510. Lib Allred on September 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I bought PSE11 right before PSE12 came out. I really like the new options but can’t afford to buy another copy so soon. I really like your website and I am a member.

  511. Jenn on September 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Thanks so much for the review, Linda!

    I was really hoping to read that we’d find drop shadows finally given their own layer, or maybe a puppet-warp tool. Those would have been reasons for me to upgrade.

    As it is, however, I will be sticking with PSE 11. I’m never the first to run out and buy the latest and greatest, unless it’s for a radically better product. I came to PSE 11 from version 6, which had served me just fine. This is, for me, an expensive piece of software, and I don’t spend enough hours scrapbooking to make another upgrade worthwhile.

    Thanks, again!

  512. Lana Fischer on September 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

    The new upgrades that Adobe made sound great! I wasn’t sure if I wanted to upgrade to PSE11 but was so surprised how I instantly fell in love with it, even though it had changed so drastically in appearance. Thanks for this chance to win and good luck to all!

  513. Diane Hunter on September 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I have PSE 10 and I would love to upgrade. The pet eye tool I sine I would use often. Auto Smart Tone looks like another great tool.

  514. Elaine Vazquez on September 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I am still learning all of the great changes made in PSE 11. I think I will not change to 12. PSE 11 made many great changes. I am sure PSE 12 will be great, also.

  515. Joyce Arender on September 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Linda since I don’t have and up date Adobe I would like to have this one and see if I can learn to do digital scrapbookong. thanks

  516. Ginny on September 24, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Of course I plan to upgrade – I have upgraded each time since 3! I don’t use the magic extractor but I will miss it – I will keep version 11 tho!!!! I like that contect aware move tool too!

  517. Julie Loomer on September 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

    The new version sounds like the upgrades would be great to have but to spend money I would want to try it out before even considering to buy it. I spend a lot just on kits and can only spend so much! Would love to try it out when it officially is on the market.
    Julie

  518. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I was on board until reading no more magic extractor.
    I do use it.
    I would miss it.
    Thank you for the review!

  519. Barbara Filipiak on September 24, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I don’t think I’m going to upgrade this time. I moved from PSE 7 to 11 last year, and I’m enjoying that so much that I don’t feel the extra features are enough for me to upgrade this year. Maybe next year.

  520. Jan on September 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I haven’t decided yet! I currently use PSE 10 and really like it. If I find 12 at a really good price, I will probably buy it. Winning it would be even better.

  521. Chan on September 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I was planning to upgrade my Elements 10, but I was hoping that Linda was doing the Costco thing. I also have had computer problems and Adobe only lets you install the program three times. I do hope that they change that because PC’s go down all the time.

  522. Tina Chambers on September 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I hope to up grade depends on the price. I really like the puzzle photo and fixing the older photo quickly.

  523. Doris on September 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Love the content aware move, straighten fill and pet eye fix. Great additions to the program.

  524. Michele on September 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I doubt I’ll upgrade because we have no money for it right now. But it would certainly be nice to win the new version. Thank you for the opportunity!

  525. Monique Richter on September 24, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I have PSE 9, so I would love to upgrade. It looks like there are lots of new features to play with.

  526. Jackie on September 24, 2013 at 7:35 am

    While I think some of the new features sound like fun, your blog post only says that Adobe is “transitioning” to 64 bit. So I PRESUME that means that PSE 12 does not yet support it and for that reason, I would pass on 12 and wait until 64 bit is fully supported. I hope I have understood correctly regarding this particular issue.

  527. Jenifer on September 24, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I would like to upgrade because it has been all about everyone else for the past few years and I don’t think I’ve made one scrapbook page. So with the new version I will be excited to start scrapping those memories before they are gone from my brain and I think learning something new will help me personally find myself again and do something I truly enjoy. I want to stop just collecting digital scrap stuff and start using it! Thank you for this oppotunity:) Happy Scrapping!

  528. Karen Jones on September 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Yes I plan to upgrade. I use Photoshop Elrments for all my photo organizing and editing. I’m learning to digital scrapbook and find it as a great mid-range tool; easy to use, great functionality.

  529. Maye on September 24, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for a chance to win. I just purchased new computer with windows8 64 bit and have no problem using my PSE 11 program. I love everything about 11 and do not plan to upgrade at this time although the PSE 12 looks enticing.

  530. Grace on September 24, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I’m planning to upgrade primarily for the pet eye fixer and the guided photo restore.

  531. Pam on September 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I plan on upgrading from PSE 10 to 12. I had to buy a new computer this week and thought I’d start fresh with PSE 12. Winning it would be most appreciated!

  532. Kathy on September 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Yes, I will upgrade to Version 12! I am excited about the pet eye removal tool (I have 8 cats), and I love the puzzle effects. That looks like fun! I have Version 9 now and have been waiting for #12 to take the plunge!

  533. Barb Temmesfeld on September 24, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Linda,

    Thank you so much for the review of PSE 12. Tho it has many nice new features I was not planning to upgrade at this time. My husband is about to retire and I need to watch the pennies these days.

    I usually upgrade every other version so will do so in time. I have been scrapping like a mad woman since I got PSE 11 and took your class. Recently I sent off 60 pages to be printed.

    Keep up the good work. A devoted fan.

  534. Shari on September 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I had my heart set on upgrading to PSE 11, but now I’m not sure–I’m all about the text paths. Love the Pet Eye fix, but not so happy about losing the Magic Extractor. But I always want the latest! Thanks, Linda, for the opportunity!

  535. Michelle James on September 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    This looks so amazing. Not sure I would update because it would probably require me to get a new computer. My current laptop needed to be adjusted to run PSE 7 so not sure how this would do on it. But…if I won the program I would take the plunge. LOL! Thanks so much for this great review!

  536. Laura Levesque on September 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I’m always amazed at what they can add to this product! I’ll be sad to see the magic extractor go. I think I’ll have to add this to my Christmas list… Of course that is unless I win a copy.

  537. Linda Weekley on September 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Looks like another great update! The pet eye tool will make life so much easier and I’m always ready for Camera Raw upgrades.

  538. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Yes! I plan to upgrade!! Love the eye fixer for pets! I have many pets that I always take lots of photos of ..I love playing around with my PSE 10 and 12this sounds so much better:)Thanks for the chance!

  539. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I JUST upgraded to Photoshop Elements 11 , the only way I’d upgrade at this point is if I won it. However, having said that, I love the new tools, the Vintage Photo restore and the Pet eye – all other “red eye” removals don’t seem to work for MY pet photo’s. The auto smart tone looks to be a GREAT tool addition! Content aware looks to be another great addition. Camera RAW Improvement is GREAT – I wish more “user friendly” software incorporated the ability to use better RAW features, it’s the best format to take photo’s in. All in all, several great new tools, but DANG I just upgraded!

  540. Roberta Hoyt on September 24, 2013 at 7:04 am

    As much as I want the Pet Eye tool for all the pet photographs I take and have, being a senior citizen, I will pass on this upgrade. I originally started with PSE 5 and found that I did not have to upgrade every year, but, PSE 11 was a noticeable upgrade jump that I had to have.
    But……………..boy am I tempted with the Pet Eye tool…and how I would love to win this contest! My Dachshunds would look so handsome without those darn blue eyes it takes me so long to fix!
    Thank you,
    RobertaH

  541. Margot Wintemute on September 24, 2013 at 7:04 am

    WOW! This sounds like a really exciting upgrade which I plan on doing. I especially look forward to using the Pet Eye correction! The content aware and content aware move tool are certainly interesting and of course the auto smart tool.

    These are all things I will useQ

  542. Diane on September 24, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I really, really want to upgrade, I only have Elements 10 and I think the pet demon eye remover would almost make it worth while. And as I always shoot in RAW the access to a quicker and easy way to open in ACR sounds fabulous. And yet another reason, my sister just bought Elements 11 and I have to have the newer version than her!! ( I think I am joking about that last part!).

  543. sharon on September 24, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I’d like to update because of the easy changes, and I take a lot of animal photos, so I can definately use the pet eye.

  544. Tania Tully on September 24, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I’m thinking of upgrading. I’m still on 9. :)

  545. Renee Knoeck on September 24, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I would love to (I mean really, really love to) upgrade. I’m still using PSE8 for all my scrap booking and card making projects. But, unfortunately, the recession hit my husbands’ business (we’re still trying to recover) and can not really afford to upgrade. I enjoy your reviews, tuts and love my monthly subscription which keeps me doing my favorite hobby very affordable. Thanks Linda!

  546. Leslie on September 24, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Right now, I’m thinking no. If Adobe had changed it so I could move my photo bin where I wanted it to be, I’d have considered it.

  547. Becky Helland on September 24, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I am thinking about upgrading. I am back on Photoshop Elements 9 – it’s probably time! Since half my pictures are pet pictures, I think the new pet eye fix would be a great feature for me.

  548. Shari on September 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I would like to upgrade to PSE 12. I will be looking at pricing and deals to see if it is in the budget. Thanks for the chance to win … Free is always in the budget!

  549. Diana on September 24, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I love PSE11 and probably won’t purchase the version 12 update since the new features aren’t major (such as the layer mask in 9 and the load actions and layer styles in 11). The only additions that might just temp me are the new content aware features. Winning the update would be nice :-)

  550. Monica on September 24, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I have been planning on upgrading to PSE11, so now I can just get all the great features from 11 with a few more perks! Thank you for the chance to win, Linda.

  551. Barb Wessel on September 24, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Wow! I would love to get the new Photoshop Elements 12! I love the pet eye feature, the fill feature in the straightening tool, and the addition of filters like instagram is fabulous!!! At this time, due to $ constraints, I will have to make do with my Photoshop Elements 10… unless I win one from this wonderful site!!! Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

  552. Sherry Morgan on September 24, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I love Photoshop Elements! But the key to when I upgrade to the newest version is if Costco has a purchase incentive add-on from Digital Scrapper!!

  553. aeball1819 on September 24, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Absolutely will be upgrading to 12. I’m using 9 and I’ve been a Premier member for years; and it’s getting harder to follow the video lessons. I don’t want to miss out on the fun.

  554. Colleen on September 24, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Looks like some amazing new additions to PSE! I hope to upgrade as soon as budget permits. Thanks for the chance to win!

  555. cfile on September 24, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I only recently got PSE11, and am still playing with the new things in this version that is different from 10. I use it on my lap tops as I have CS3 on my reg PC. PSE12 seems to have some quick fun edits that may be neat to use. I would like to see it in action a bit more to decide if I will upgrade or not.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win PSE12. That would be awesome!

  556. Andrea Sullivan on September 24, 2013 at 6:20 am

    The new elements looks like fun. Plan to upgrade since we have our first grand baby on the way & I want to try some of the things I saw in the review.

  557. Kathleen Watkins on September 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

    At this point I am not planning on upgrading from version 11 to 12. I’m interested in some of the new features, but don’t know if I would get enough use out of them to justify the cost of the upgrade.

  558. bonnie on September 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Love elements, love having something to be creative with, love not having papers all over my table. If I could afford to upgrade every year I would, but I try to go every other year, this isn’t my year:( Bet it will be great!

  559. Dana on September 24, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I will probably not upgrade this time. I see small changes but nothing dramatic enough to warrant an upgrade. Elements 11 is just too cool. I will live with it for a while.

  560. Lori P. on September 24, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I am considering an upgrade–I skipped PSE 11 and I don’t want to get too far behind!

  561. Katy Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I wouldn’t mind getting the new one, but I only got PSE-11 a few months ago and I really can’t afford to buy another one quite so soon.

  562. Angela Hoynes on September 24, 2013 at 5:39 am

    I was thinking of upgrading to PSE 11 ,but now I am wondering what the price difference will be between 11 and 12. If the price difference is huge then I will not upgrade to PSE 12, but will upgrade to 11. At the moment I am using 8 so 11 would be a big difference, but it would be nice to get PSE 12

  563. Danita on September 24, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I like the latest and greatest… but depending on the price and difference between the two choices.
    What I would like is to be able to customise shortcuts as in photoshop. I don’t know if it will be possible in this edition.
    Interesting new features for me:
    -Content Aware Move Tool
    -Content Aware Fill in the Straighten Tool
    -Puzzle Effect
    -Organizer Changes (hoping improvements)

  564. pat on September 24, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I love new technology. It was a bit of a challenge for me to adapt to PSE 11, but once done, I was hooked. I’d like to try PSE 12, but now is not a good time for me to be spending $$. I would love to win the new software, of course! Good Luck to all those who enter the drawing.

  565. DJ HIXSON on September 24, 2013 at 4:44 am

    yes I plan to upgrade.I have PSE 10 and like the new features that have been added.

  566. Cyndy Bray on September 24, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Not sure whether to upgrade, but I like the idea of the pet red eye removal. Kids, dogs always seem to be messed up

  567. Nandini Trehan on September 24, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I have PSE 9. Have been planning to upgrade to PSE 11 for sometime now but it never happened. Thanks to Linda Sattgast’s DS blog there is a chance to win the next version and I did not want to lose out on a chance to win PSE 12! Thanks for this great opportunity.

  568. Roel Visser on September 24, 2013 at 3:53 am

    I have updated all the time since PSE3, which was my first. At this moment, Iam not sure if the changes from 11 to 12 are enough for me, but that is also depending on the upgrade price

  569. Brenda on September 24, 2013 at 3:41 am

    You did a wonderful job on your review and I really would like to purchase however I do need to check the price first and see if I can swing it. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win Elements 12.

  570. Shawn Dunn on September 24, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I think I will update to 12 at some point,
    because I was just doing a digital
    scrapbook Of my kitty’s and
    complaining that in the pictures
    That require flash they look like aliens. Lol
    I need that new improvements!!! Pluse the last
    Time I updated was 9 so it’s time !!

  571. Shawn Dunn on September 24, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I think I will update to 12 at some point,
    because I was just doing a digital
    scrapbook Of my kitty’s and
    complaining that in the pictures
    That require flash they look like aliens. Lol
    I need that new improvements!!! Pluse the last
    Time I updated was 9 so it’s time !!

  572. Debra Reynolds on September 24, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I love Photoshop Elements, I’m always updating…Can’t wait to either win it, if I don’t win it, I will buy it..sounds like it will be awesome

  573. Karen Murray on September 24, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Hi Linda,

    Boy do I appreciate the information about Elements 12. I’m sure glad that you are up to date and share with all of us. Being a person who doesn’t always need the latest and greatest I think I will not invest in 12 this year. The new additions are not exciting enough for me – I’m not sure I would be using them most of the time. I do like the puzzle feature. It looks like fun! I also am somewhat intrigued with the content aware move tool. Maybe I’ll change my mind!!

    Karen

  574. Marty Rowe on September 24, 2013 at 3:13 am

    I want to upgrade. I’m really excited about the Content Aware Fill in the Straighten Tool. Since I purchased a water camera, I’m often floating around while snapping shots and need to straighten photos. This addition is a winner for me. The Zoom Burst and Puzzle Effect look fun!

  575. Barbara on September 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I will be upgrading to the new PSE 12 at some point. The new photo editing tools and treatments are great and very creative. This new creativity could also be applied to the digital scrapbook pages, digital books and cards that I create.

  576. Lori on September 24, 2013 at 3:09 am

    What a nice review. I just purchesed PSE 11 a few months ago, so I will probably wait to buy PSE 12. It sounds like the new features are great though.

  577. Lorna Schreck on September 24, 2013 at 3:01 am

    I am not sure what to do about 12, as I haven’t broken in the 11 that I purchased a couple of months ago when I got a Mac. Previously I was working on an Dell Laptop that was a PSE challenge because the screen was so small. It would be nice to win it and learn it and use it! I am also a bit confused by the Revel Cloud so have a learning curve there too,

  578. Chocbee on September 24, 2013 at 2:47 am

    I don’t think I will upgrade as I like having the magic extractor tool. Great informative review. Thanks.

  579. JoM on September 24, 2013 at 2:37 am

    After 4 years of ‘playing’ with PSE8 it is time to get into some serious FUNTIME. Thus, this is the year to upgrade. Hooray!

  580. Sydney Horner on September 24, 2013 at 2:36 am

    I’m not sure if I will upgrade or not as I am happy with elements 11. I will have to investigate 12 further before I decide.

  581. Sydney Horner on September 24, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I’m not sure if I will upgrade or not. I will have to investigate Elements 12 further before I decide. I am happy with Elements 11 so 12 would have to have several improvements over 11.

  582. Shar on September 24, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I’m there! Would like to have the latest and greatest! Can’t wait. Thanks for the review!

  583. Cathy Vernon on September 24, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for a great review on PSE 12, and thanks for a chance to win it!

  584. Barb Mc on September 24, 2013 at 2:27 am

    The new upgrades sound great! I would love to upgrade. I think my version is #6! LOL!

  585. Paul Schlegelmann on September 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I curently use PSE 10. I will eventually upgrade to PSE 12 (or later) when I can convice my employer (college where I teach PSE) to upgrade the college’s computers.
    Thanks for the great review of PSE 12!

  586. Kaye Mushalik on September 24, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I have chosen 2014 as my year to really delve into and learn Photoshop Elements. Although I upgraded to v.11 last year, I really haven’t used it very much. I know this is a powerful tool, not only for digital scrapbooking but for handling my old photos for genealogy, too. I really want to learn how to use it well, so decided that I would have a “Year of Photoshop Elements”! If I don’t win the new version, I’ll buy it so I can take advantage of the latest tools…learn with the best!
    Kaye

  587. Bev on September 24, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I will definitely be upgrading. I currently use PSE9 and I’m just getting too far behind with all the new enhancements

  588. Twylla Smith on September 24, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I haven’t yet decided whether or not to buy PSE 12. I love having the newest bells and whistles, but need to think more if it will be worth the cost. If I buy the new version, what will I end up not being able to purchase. Decisions….. Sure would be nice to win it.

  589. Joanne K on September 24, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Of course the answer would depend on the price difference, and maybe Santa’s budget.

    I would love to have it though, that pet eye repair and tone features would probably be enough for me. The rest, as they say, is gravy.

    Thank you for the chance to win it!!

  590. Ray Caouette on September 24, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I usually procrastinate for a while on should or or shouldn’t I Then when I find the best price I buy the newest version. This time though the new additions are not that compelling for me. I have no pets and only a few old pictures of pets the best new addition for me is the old photo fix. that might be enough to make me grab the new version if I find a price that I like. Like I said I procrastinate and then I usually buy the new version. But getting one for free is a lot better.

  591. Wendy B on September 24, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I’ve enjoyed using Version 11, but I must say, the pet eye feature in 12 sounds like a winner since we have several pets in the family and it’s close to impossible to get a shot with their eyes looking normal. I think I’d enjoy using Auto Smart Tone–especially with its intuitiveness; Textures feature looks promising too! Thanks for the review of PSE 12′s new features!

  592. Jenifer J (rfeewjlj) on September 24, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I am undecided if I will upgrade – but the new features are pretty neat! I might wait until 13 but it all depends. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  593. 4grand on September 24, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Wow – they did it again!!!! I’m still with version 9 which I like a lot…but now some of these new features combined with last year’s upgrades make it very tempting.
    I would use the Auto Smart Tone and Content Aware Move features as well have some fun with the Zoom Burst and Puzzle effect. I’m anxious to read what others are saying about it. :)

  594. Pia Lehtinen on September 24, 2013 at 1:51 am

    I would very much like to win the PSE 12, but I feel that I hesitate a bit to upgrade, since the magic extractor is gone. I use it a lot and love it. There are a lot of new nice features in the new edition though.

  595. Theresa on September 24, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I would love to update from PSE8 and be able to use the you beaut new additions to my digital scrapbooking and card making

  596. pjscraps on September 24, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Because I like to have the latest things for digital scrapbooking and photo enhancement, I’ll be asking Santa for this. :D

  597. Penny Dennis on September 24, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I do not plan to upgrade this time. There are a couple of reasons for me not to. 1. It’s too soon, I upgraded to 11 in June and I absolutely love it. I use PSE on 2 computers so it’s always a lot of work for me to upgrade on both. 2. I’ve just recently taken 3 classes at Digital Scrapper, so I don’t think my husband would appreciate me spending more money. Especially since it’s my son and husband’s birthday in 2 weeks (they were born on the same day). Hmmm, I could tell him it’s for him… ;)

  598. Tammy on September 24, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I probably won’t upgrade to PSE12. I have PSE11 and am pretty happy with it. 12 has some new bells & whistles, but nothing that is imperative to my scrapping. I was hoping for some tweaks in the Organizer (colored background so white elements showed up, ability to see brushes and fonts) – things that I use ACDSee for.

  599. Lisa Spendlove on September 24, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I love the latest and greatest so I’ll probably upgrade!

  600. Michelle Ped on September 24, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Yes, I want to upgrade to PSE12! I love the new features available. I am still learning how to use PSE11, but if there are built in features that can do things much quicker and easier…I am all for it! Whoo who!

  601. Linda Hanson on September 24, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I will be upgrading especially for the pet eye. I have a dog and two cats. My black cat has the most beautiful gold eyes but they always look ghostly white in pictures. I will love this tool to capture truer pictures of my lets.

  602. Stephanie Martin on September 24, 2013 at 1:33 am

    I will not be updating to PSE simply because I can’t afford it. I would purchase it if I could. I purchased PSE 11 and have thoroughly enjoyed learning some of its features. I have a lot more learning to go, but it has sparked something in me that has caused me to have a great desire to go out, take pictures, then come back and get to work on them. My photography skills are improving and my excitement for digital scrapping has soared! I have learned so very much from the classes you offer. You make it achievable! Thanks so much!!!

  603. Lara Read on September 24, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Thanks Linda for the great info about the upgrade. I will probably upgrade about Christmas time when Costco has it on sale. I aways watch for it each year.

    Thanks!

  604. Robin on September 24, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Boy would I ever love to upgrade, but sadly, it’s just not in the budget. I am currently using PSE 9 and love all the cool new upgrades. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

  605. Crindalyn Lyster on September 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I plan on upgrading, if I can afford it. I’m looking forward to the effects that are quick. Even though I’m a veteran photoshop & Elments user, I still like the fun and easy looks that some smartphone apps give and having something similar in Elememts is welcomed.

  606. Ann Kulseth on September 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I currently am using PSE 10 – it has been my custom to upgrade every other time a new version is issued – so 12 is definitely on my “wish list”.

  607. charlyn parker on September 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I have several animals in my family so the red eye advancement will be one item that will be helpful to advance to the Adobe 12. Looks very interesting.

  608. Michele Smollett on September 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I definitely plan to upgrade to PSE12. There are a lot of exciting changes that I will use in my scrapbooking. I do a lot of pets, so the pet eye feature will be great. The frames feature will be nice since PSE no longer supports On One Photo Essentials which I love. I have to bring up PSE9 to use it now. :( The frames do not look too sophisticated, but they may be a good base to do some quick editing when in a hurry.
    Michele

  609. Kyrie on September 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I imagine I will upgrade to 12. I started with 6, moved to 8 when I took a Photoshop class, and bought 10 as soon as it came out. Seems like 12 would be the logical progression! :)

    It also seems to work out, for me anyway, that improvements that I really like or can’t live without happen every other release.

    So yes, I’d love to win a copy of PSE12! :)

  610. Jackie Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Adobe always only seems to get better. Who wouldn’t want to upgrade and be able to fix their pet’s eyes. Or play with any of the new upgrades available. I love everything adobe. And maybe this will get me doing a lot more digital scrapping. Which has been sorely lacking. Thanks for the opportunity.

  611. Heidi Burri on September 24, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I would love to upgrade from my version 10 to 12 but I can’t afford it. I am a digital scrapbooker and love to work with PSE.

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome upgrade.

  612. Ron Zmiri on September 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Auto smart tone

  613. Dorothy on September 24, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I don’t plan on upgrading because I currently use Photoshop. I would really like to win this, though, to give to a friend.

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