Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor.
A freeze (sometimes referred to as a "freeze," "freezing", "hang", "spinning cursor", or "rainbow wheel") occurs when an application is waiting for a response from the OS or another process.
If an Adobe application becomes unresponsive, support or engineering may request Sample Process or Spindump to help determine the cause.
Activity Monitor, make sure that CPU is selected and select "Adobe Photoshop Elements <version> Editor" from the list under Process Name:
You can use the search field in the upper right of the Activity Monitor dialog to search for the name "Adobe Photoshop Elements" if you have a long list of processes.
Switch back to Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor and repeat your steps until the freeze occurs. While the freeze is happening in Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor, go back to Activity Monitor, click on the gear icon and select Sample Process or Spindump:
You may need to enter your admin username and password.
To share a Sample Process or Spindump to troubleshoot an issue, reach out for support at email@example.com and attach these documents, along with a brief description of the workflow wherein you’re experiencing a hang.
The only personal information in these diagnostics is the path to the application being sampled.
See Apple's documentation for Run system diagnostics in Activity Monitor on Mac for further information.