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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop Elements?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,697
United States Rank #6,337
Reach 0.0380%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.87 days
202.74 days >
Average installed length: 106.53 days


5.0 100.00%

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

What is Adobe Photoshop Elements?

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 is a raster image editing product. Targeted at hobbyists and consumers, it is sold at a fraction of the cost of its professional sibling, Adobe Photoshop. 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.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named photoshopelementseditor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 161.06 MB (168,881,339 bytes). The installed file AdobeUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\
Uninstaller: msiexec /I {A7B609FB-83D8-4FC3-8477-1BC65ECFE85B}
Estimated size: 161.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Program executable:photoshopelementseditor.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\photoshop elements 5.0\photoshopelementseditor.exe
Additional files:
  • FAMgrRes.dll - Adobe Systems File Association Manager Resource DLL (FAMgrRes)
  • apdboot.dll - Adobe Photo Downloader 3.0 component
  • apdhook.dll
  • APDPreferences.dll
  • apdproxy.exe
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript scripting engine
  • eularesen_GB.dll - eulares Dynamic Link Library (Adobe EULA Resource Library)
  • eularesen_US.dll
  • epic_pers.dll - Adobe Personalization DLL (Adobe PERS DLL)
  • DiscWriter.dll - Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 (component))
  • Famgr.dll - File Association Manger (File Assocuation Manager)
  • epic_regs.dll - Adobe Registration DLL (Adobe REGS DLL)
  • AdobeOLS.dll - Adobe Online Services (Adobe Online Services Library)
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • epic_eula.dll - Adobe EULA DLL
  • FileInfo.dll - Adobe FileInfo (FileInfo)
  • asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine: Parser)
  • iaccore.dll - Adobe IAC (IACCore)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib (JPEG200 Core Library)
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE (Adobe Raster Express)
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • authplay.dll (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r24)
  • AdobePhotoshopElementsMediaServer.exe
  • Aoc.dll
  • AuthorScript.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - AuthorScript Library
  • DetectionUtils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • apdproxy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • apdproxy.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Photo Downloader' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\apdproxy.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 5.0, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.07%
Windows 10 28.84%
Windows Vista 13.89%
Windows XP 7.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.60%
Windows 10 Home 15.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.58%
Windows 7 Professional 7.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.54%
Windows 8.1 6.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.13%
  United Kingdom 13.02%
  Canada 2.08%
  Sweden 1.98%
  Australia 1.79%
  DK 1.32%
  Norway 1.13%
  Japan 0.66%
  Netherlands 0.66%
  New Zealand 0.57%
  Finland 0.47%
  Mexico 0.47%
  Italy 0.47%
  Taiwan 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.04%
Dell 27.73%
Acer 10.92%
Toshiba 10.48%
ASUS 5.46%
Sony 3.71%
Lenovo 2.62%
Samsung 1.75%
Intel 1.53%
Sahara 0.87%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.21%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.41%
ASUS All Series 2.01%
Dell XPS 8300 2.01%

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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