Learn how to move photos from Photoshop Elements to the Creative Cloud Photography plan to access powerful organization and editing features with Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop.

Complete photography solution

When you're ready to move up from Photoshop Elements, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop together will help you take your photography to a new level.

You can import your Photoshop Elements catalog into Lightroom Classic with just a few clicks. Organize and correct your photos in the Lightroom Classic user-friendly environment, turning to Photoshop for more creative edits, like combining multiple images or moving objects.

Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, which are both included in the Creative Cloud Photography plan, are all you need to edit, organize, and access your photos anywhere you go.


Install Lightroom Classic on your desktop

Sign in with your existing Adobe ID (or sign up if you don't have one) to start your Creative Cloud Photography plan free trial or paid membership.

Then, install Lightroom Classic on your computer. 

Import from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom Classic

If you use Photoshop Elements and you're ready to switch to Lightroom Classic, you can import your Photoshop Elements catalog directly into your Lightroom Classic catalog.

In Lightroom Classic, choose File > Import a Photoshop Elements Catalog.

Choose the Elements catalog you want to add and click Import.

Note: Importing your Photoshop Elements catalog into Lightroom Classic does not harm the Photoshop Elements catalog. If you open Photoshop Elements, the catalog and your photos will still be there.

Organize photos with Lightroom Classic

The photos imported from your Photoshop Elements catalog retain the edits you made to them in Photoshop Elements, along with star ratings, keyword tags, and other information you added in Photoshop Elements. Albums you made in Photoshop Elements appear as collections in Lightroom Classic.

In the Lightroom Classic Library module, you can continue to organize your photos by applying flags, color labels, ratings, keywords, and collections.

Edit photos with Lightroom Classic

Once your photos are organized in Lightroom Classic, you can work in the Develop module to experiment with edits to color, fix undesired effects caused by the camera lens, capture high contrast scenes with HDR merge, straighten images with one click, and lots more, all without damaging the original photo.

Make sophisticated edits in Photoshop

Open photos that require advanced editing in Photoshop directly from Lightroom Classic.
Select a photo in Lightroom Classic. Then go to Photo > Edit in > Open in Adobe Photoshop 2018. In Photoshop, you can remove objects, add creative blur, change perspective, and more. When you save the edited photo from Photoshop, it appears with your changes in Lightroom Classic. 

Note: Make sure Photoshop is installed on your computer.

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