Digital Scrapbook: PSE 11


Adobe released Photoshop Elements 11 this week! I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet, but I’ve been following Katie The Scrapbook Lady’s reviews and tips over at her blog. And, there is great news to report!

Actions and styles just got easier! You can now load and unload actions and styles like you do in the full CS versions of Photoshop! No more fumbling about in your hidden files to find the correct install locations! The added benefit of this is that you can now forgo the XML files and thumbnail files when you install my actions! For now, I’d recommend using the ACTION PLAYER version I’ve included in the PSE7-10 install files. This will keep all your actions together in one “folder” while still using the PSE versions. Here’s a quick install tip… Double-click your .ATN file and it will load into your Actions Panel automatically now! You may see the following message the first time you try. If you do, just select the second option, locate Photoshop Elements 11 in your applications folder, and select it. You should only have to do that once.


Not sure if you should upgrade? Adobe has this handy chart for feature comparisons to help you decide if you want to upgrade. Let me know if you have any questions! Post in the comments or shoot me an email.


  1. I have read Katie’s review and PSE 11 sounds very exciting. I just downloaded the trial version to play with it. I’m just wondering about the organizer. I am on a Mac and presently I have my photos in iPhoto but I will be moving them to Lightroom 4. Can I just skip the organizer or…… what? I’m still a newbie with this.

    • Jayne – I think you can just go ahead and skip the organizer if you are using another program like iPhoto or Lightroom. I don’t use the PSE organizer at all. It looks like a great program, but from what I’ve learned from Kayla Lamareoux, Lightroom is better at keeping all your metadata intact. I’m still not all that into the metadata stuff, but I just find it so much easier to organize in Lightroom. Hope that helps. 🙂

  2. Hi Jayne!

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I’m going to have to consult with Katie on that one and get back to you!