Should You Upgrade to the New PSE 2024?
Jen White, owner of Digital Scrapper, will give you a tour of Photoshop Elements 2024 and some savvy advice from the perspective of a digital scrapbooker.
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New Features Worth Mentioning for Digital Scrapbookers
NEW Look (User Interface)
Support for Both Light and Dark Modes
Along with the new user interface is support for both Light and Dark Mode. Light Mode is enabled by default.
- Open Preferences (Ctrl/Cmd K).
- In the dialog box, in the General tab, click on the dropdown menu under UI Mode and choose Dark.
- Click OK to close the dialog box.
- Click OK to close Preferences.
- Restart your program.
NOTE: Digital Scrapper instructors will be teaching in Light Mode.
More One-Click Select Options
Integration with Adobe Stock
Color Match Feature
Type Tool Placeholder Text
- Press Ctrl/Cmd K to open Preferences.
- In the Type tab, uncheck Fill New Type Layers with Placeholder Text.
- Click OK.
Version Number is Now Synced
Is It Time To Upgrade to Photoshop Elements 2024?
I am inclined to recommend that
Photoshop Elements 2024
is worth the upgrade and investment
for all PSE users.
- By January 1, 2024, all Digital Scrapper instructors will be using PSE 2024 in their classes and tutorials.
- We’ll be releasing videos on the new features of PSE 2024 around that time.
Questions about upgrading?
Frequently Asked Questions About Photoshop Elements
Q: Is there a trial version of PSE2024?
A: Yes, you can download a trial version of the software from Adobe. The trial is good for 30 days. The trial software is exactly the same as a licensed copy; you will just lose the ability to save files after the trial expires. The trial software can be easily licensed by simply entering a purchased serial number.
Q: Where should I buy PSE 2024?
A: Adobe’s website will always have the most current version of the software. I recommend purchasing from Adobe. However, even if you purchase a serial number somewhere else (like from Amazon or BestBuy), you can still download a trial from Adobe, and then use the license you purchased to activate the software.
Q: Should I wait for a sale?
A: The biggest sale you will see from Adobe on the current software will be 40% off. In the past, a 40% off sale can be found during Black Friday near the end of November. PSE is typically $99 before the sale.
Q: Am I eligible for the “Upgrade” pricing from Adobe?
A: If you don’t want to wait for a big sale, Adobe does offer an “upgrade” price that will usually save you 20%. To take advantage of this offer, you will have to provide a previous serial number. At checkout, chose License Upgrade to get the special pricing.
Q: Can I get the CD-ROM instead of the digital download??
A: I have confirmed with Adobe that they no longer offer CD-ROMs, only digital downloads. Sorry.
Q: Do I need the Photoshop Elements / Premiere Elements 2024 bundle?
A: No. Photoshop Elements is for photo editing (and scrapbooking), whereas Premiere Elements is for video editing.
Q: Will I lose my previously installed actions, styles, brushes, etc, if I upgrade?
A: Unfortunately, yes. There is still no way to automatically migrate extras from one version to another. You can, however, save what you have in your previous software and then upload it into your new software.
Q: Is Photoshop Elements subscription-based?
A: No. It is not a subscription. If you purchase Photoshop Elements, you own it forever and will never have to pay again.