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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop Elements?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,487
United States Rank #8,118
Reach 0.0392%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 94.16 days
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Average installed length: 620.65 days


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Adobe Photoshop Elements

What is Adobe Photoshop Elements?

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a raster image editing product t argeted at hobbyists and consumers. It contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. The program allows users to create, edit, organize and share images, all from the same product. Photoshop Elements targets photography enthusiasts and thus lacks many features that make it useful in a proper print production environment. It also either eliminates completely or offers simplified versions of some of the more powerful plug-ins, and instead has a number of features aimed at non-experts.


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PhotoshopElements.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 31.75 MB (33,292,940 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com//prodindex//photoshop//main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\ISUNINST.EXE -f"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\Uninst.isu" -c"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\Uninst.dll"
Estimated size: 31.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop Elements

Program executable:PhotoshopElements.exe
Name:Adobe Photoshop Elements
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\PhotoshopElements.exe
Additional files:
  • HtmlViewLib.dll - HtmlViewLib Dynamic Link Library (HtmlViewLib DLL)
  • Photoshop Elements.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Photoshop.dll - Photoshop Resource DLL
  • photoshopelements.exe
  • PSViews.dll
  • UID.mr.dll - Any Adobe UID client (UI utility DLL)
  • PDFL47.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • plugin.dll - Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Plugin Utilities)
  • Psut9532.dll - Win95 32-BIT Thunk DLL
  • Uninst.dll - Uninst
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • Asn.er.dll - Asn
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PhotoshopElements.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A4E8CFFA-1E63-4A6D-8AC7-E2090814A24B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PhotoshopElements.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\PhotoshopElements.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop Elements?

You can uninstall Adobe Photoshop Elements from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Photoshop Elements, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.05%
Windows XP 23.45%
Windows Vista 16.84%
Windows 10 4.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.16%
  Germany 10.10%
  United Kingdom 8.76%
  France 7.32%
  Italy 3.51%
  Canada 2.78%
  Sweden 1.75%
  Australia 1.55%
  Belgium 1.34%
  Japan 1.34%
  Switzerland 1.03%
  Austria 0.93%
  Netherlands 0.72%
  DK 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.17%
Hewlett-Packard 21.52%
Acer 14.57%
Intel 6.30%
Toshiba 5.22%
ASUS 4.35%
American Megatrends 3.48%
Medion 2.39%
Samsung 2.17%
Sahara 1.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.24%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.54%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.12%
Dell Dell DM061 1.69%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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