What's new in Photoshop Elements 2019

Find out what’s new in Photoshop Elements 2019 release.

Photoshop Elements offers a host of photo automation features that lets you do amazing things with your photos. Get started with auto-generated photo and video slideshows and collages that are created just for you and delivered upon launch. See what’s new since your last version, discover fun things to try, and get inspiring ideas, help, and tutorials in the new home screen. Get four new Guided Edits for creating memes, text and border overlays, multi-photo text, and partial sketch. Create photo collages more easily, and choose from stylish new templates. That’s not all, enjoy faster performance that speeds up most of the common tasks.


Adobe Photoshop Elements includes Elements Organizer, which helps you organize your assets. For information about new features in Elements Organizer, see What's new in Elements Organizer.

Home screen

Get up and running quickly with Elements!

In the new Elements home screen, auto-generated photo and video slideshows and collages are created just for you and delivered upon launch. Plus, see what’s new since your last version, discover fun things to try, and get inspiring ideas, help, and tutorials.

For more information, see Get to know the Home screen.


In the Windows Application Store version of Adobe Photoshop Elements, the Video Editor (Adobe Premiere Elements) is not available.

Easily and quickly access inspiring ideas, help, and tutorials from the new home screen

Auto creations

Powered by Adobe Sensei - amazing slideshows and photo collages created automatically!

Upon launch, auto-generated photo collages and slideshows are created just for you on the Home screen. You can effortlessly view, open, edit, save, and instantly share your Auto Creations on your favorite social media sites.

Auto Creations are powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology and highlight memorable events like birthdays and vacations.

For more information, see View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more.

Auto-creation of photo or video slideshows
Automatically created photo and video slideshows

Redesigned photo collages

Redesigned photo collages!

Creating photo collage has never been easier. With a few clicks, create great looking collages with stylish new templates, frames, and stunning backgrounds. Then, easily share your collage as Instagram post or on social media.

For more information, see Create photo collages.

PSE redesigned photo collages
Create stunning photo collages using new layouts and share them on social sites

Meme Maker guided edit

Make fun memes!

Turn your photos into fun memes that are perfect for sharing on social media. Simply take your photo, type in your text, add effects, border, and more to have an entertaining meme.

For more information, Meme Maker guided edit.

Turn your photos into fun memes

Multi-Photo Text guided edit

Create amazing multi-photo text!

Create a visual text that features a photo of your choice inside each letter. Easy-to-use features let you adjust and resize your photo to make words or names that look great on cards and scrapbook pages.

For more information, see Multi-Photo Text guided edit.

Create visual text with a different photo inside each letter

Partial Sketch guided edit

Turn part of your photo into a sketch!

Turn your favorite photo into an artistic sketch with the help of new Partial Sketch guided edit. Use a variety of brushes to give your photo the look of your choice. You can create a sketch using a pencil sketch, colored pencil sketch, old paper, or old photo effects.

For more information, see Partial Sketch guided edit.

Create realistic looking artistic sketches

Text and Border Overlay guided edit

Add polish with text and border overlays!

Add stylish borders with text to your special photos and make them stand out in print and on social media. Use the Text and Border Overlay guided edit to give a great new look to your photos that speak your story.

For more information, see Text and Border Overlay guided edit.

Add stylish borders to your photos

New image file format support [macOS 10.13 and later]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 supports the import of High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) files. iOS devices running on iOS 11 or higher versions capture video and image files with these codecs.

For the complete list of import image file formats, see Supported file formats.


Performance enhancements

Working with Photoshop Elements is now easier and faster than before!

The following performance improvements are implemented in Photoshop Elements 2019:

  • Download and installation: Experience a faster download and installation.
  • Launch: Witness a faster launch from the Elements Home screen.

Removed features

The following feature is no longer available in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019:


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