Adobe, Photoshop Elements 12 Review & Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!! #HolidayGiftGuide


My photo editing software has long been Photoshop Elements.  I love the user-friendly format and have been using it for years.  I upgrade as the new versions come out and have recently upgraded to Photoshop Elements 12.  Every time a new version comes out it’s interesting to explore and find out the great new added features.


With Photoshop Elements 12 you will still be able to organize, edit, create, and share your photos but you can do it  more quickly and easily thanks to big, bold icons; a helpful Action bar; and the ability to choose from Quick, Guided, and Expert editing modes to fit your needs.  It has never been easier to sort and manage photos based on people, places, and events using new Organizer views. Find your photos using visual tags that represent people, places, pets, events, and objects.   Of course you will be able to create perfect shots from not so perfect pics with handy editing features that have been enhanced or added to Photoshop Elements 12!


Content Aware Move lets you easily move objects in your photo to get things to look the way you want.  We all take shots where everyone is not where we want them, right?  Now, take a look at how easily you can fix that.

You can also straighten photos and use Content Aware Fill to fill in any missing background, fix a  pet’s eyes with the new pet eye feature edit, use Photomerge Group Shot to take the best faces from a series of group shots and get one spectacular picture.  I love this feature, and it has let me get the perfect family photo more times than I can count.
You can share your photos easily right to social media sites with ease because now these options are available not only in the Organizer like previous versions, but right in the editor in Photoshop Elements 12!!!  In the quick mode you can now add artistic touches to your photos to put your personal touch on your favorite photos.  Add embellishments and frames to make your photos stand out, look at the video below to see just how easy it is!
New filters are available that let you turn your photos into stunning illustrations.  Try using the Comic, Graphic Novel, and Pen & Ink filters to get the WOW without all the work!  Want step by step guidance?  Now there are added edits available in the Guided edit mode.  You can restore old photos, make a photo puzzle or add neat effects like the Zoom Burst with ease!
As a wife, mom of 5, blogger, writer, editor, hobby photographer and marketing director, I rely on Photoshop Elements to let me get the look I want as easily and as quickly as I can when editing as many photos as I do.  Having the ability to easily organize, edit and share the thousands of photos I take is essential to what I do.  Photoshop Elements is my go to choice of editing software because it’s so user-friendly and it lets me make my photos pop.  I am loving Photoshop Elements 12 and I know you will too.  Mommy Ramblings thinks Photoshop Elements 12 make a great Holiday Gift for the photo moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons and more on your gift list.  You can find Photoshop Elements 12 on our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!!!
System Requirements


  • 1.6GHz or faster processor (including single-core support)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 & 8.1 (Note: Limited Camera Raw functionality on Windows XP)
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
  • 1024×768 display resolution
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for product activation*

Mac OS

  • 64-bit multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.7 through v10.9
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024×768 display resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet connection required for product activation*

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15 Responses to Adobe, Photoshop Elements 12 Review & Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

  1. Angela Saver

    I love that you can type text right onto the screen because I can scrapbook my memories right there with the pictures. I also love that you can trim away the footage that you don’t like, & just keep the best parts!

  2. Melissa M

    I like the Photomerge Group Shot feature. With 3 kids I can never get them to all look at the same time!


    I like the idea that you can crop out people’s heads and replace them with a better photo of them in group shots to make that perfect photo!
    Thanks !

  4. Natasha

    I love that you can take photos on the go and then work with them in the program!

  5. Molly W

    I like the spot healing brush for fixing blemishes and owies, because my boys get scrapes and cuts that I like to pretend are not there for the pictures that go on my wall :o)

  6. Kimberly Schotz

    I think the three editing modes would be quite helpful

  7. I like that you can use it on a tablet.

  8. Rochelle Sindelar

    I love that you can Easily move objects.
    “Move objects in a photo and have the background automatically filled in with Content-Aware Move.”

  9. Gianna

    Quick Frames, Effects, and Textures let you apply dynamic effects with ease.
    It can make photos awesome!

  10. Carrie

    Pet eye correction! I have a ton of photos with my kids and our dog where my dogs eyes are “glowing” this would be perfect to fix them!

  11. I would use all of the features but mostly the optimizing for web feature.

  12. Wendy W.

    I love the Easily Move Objects feature!! I have found myself trying to do this kind of thing a lot! Making it easier would be so awesome!!!

  13. Heather!

    I like the mapping feature. I think it would make organizing photos easier. The Pet Eye Correction would be awesome, too!

  14. Laurie Nykaza

    We do lots of pet pictures cats and dogs so be able to do eye corrections is important to us.

  15. Melissa Johnson

    I would use the pet-eye correction for sure!!

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