I use Photoshop CC every day, and pretty much every day it crashes. It steals all the menory and has particular issues when I have multiple Chrome windows open (which I need). Yes, I've talked to tech support and have re-installed it completely twice, adjusted many settings, added scratch disks, and still no change, so not going to waste any more time on that. I have a Core i7 PC with 16Gb of memory and a mid-level graphics card. No other software on my PC behaves like Photoshop, including Adobe After Effects which uses MUCH bigger files...
But most of the time I use PS for simple tasks like croppping, correcting or re-sizing images/graphics, so I've started to use Affinity Photo instead which seems to be a cheap lightweight alternative - but it doesn't have the same command structure (although some are the same) so it slows me down.
If Elements has the same basic menu/command structure it would make a good lightweight alternative, so I'd only have to use PS when I need it's more powerful features - does anyone know if that would work?
Thanks for the suggestion Derek, but yes I've tried that, and many other things - it's just old bloated software, but the only program that handles the heavy-lifting, so I'm looking for an altenative for the simple tasks.