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Editor's note: Adobe no longer offers the Creative Cloud Photography Plan as of October 13, 2017.
Trying to decide if you need the streamlined simplicity of Photoshop Elements or the comprehensive collection of Photoshop CC? This guide can help you decide,
Both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CC allow you to manipulate photos in all the basic ways.
Photoshop CC has these features and many more, including support for more color modes and image formats, 3D images, vector images, and motion graphics.
If you need to perform basic image editing, organize your photos for quick access, and post them online, Photoshop Elements will likely have everything you need.
If you need to work with very high-resolution images, have granular control over how you edit them, and prepare them for use online and in print, Photoshop CC has you covered.
Check out the table below for a one-to-one comparison of the features and support in each product.
Check out the product pages for Photoshop Elements (part of the Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle) and Photoshop CC (part of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan).
Please, correct me if I'm wrong but it seems that Photoshop Elements does support HRD. There are even tutorials how to make HDR images with it aurorahdr.com/.../make-hdr-photos-in-photoshop-elements14
Photoshop CC (as of 2017) does not have full filter support for 16 bit images. Those from filter gallery are only available in 8 bit documents.
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