Bypass the Welcome Screen PSE 2021

Community Beginner ,
Dec 30, 2021 Dec 30, 2021

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I made a mistake and purchased Photoshop Ellements for Windows 2021 instead of the 2019 version.

The 2019 version is like a DC3 airplane ... the only suitable replacement is another one just like it.

 

How do I bypass the Welcome Screen and go directly to Photo Editor in PSE 2021 for Windows.

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Community Beginner , Dec 30, 2021 Dec 30, 2021

I stand corrected 😞

They changed the ICON for the folder and I thought it was a link.

PSE 2021.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 30, 2021 Dec 30, 2021

Let me be perfectly clear:

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021.exe exists in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021\Elements Home folder.
  • A shortcut to the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021.exe file is also present in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021 folder.
  • The above file and shortcut are  NOT what you want.  They take you to the Home Screen that you seek to avoid.
  • You need to look for the PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe file which is also present in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\
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Community Beginner ,
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I found several post that state the following:

 

To make a separate desktop shortcut for the Editor.

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021.
  2. Locate PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe.
  3. Right-click on PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe and chose Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).\

 

Let me be clear:

neither the directory "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021"

or the program "PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe" exist.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Go to C:/ Program files/Adobe and create a shortcut for PhotoshopElements.exe on your desktop by right dragging to the desktop and choose "create shortcut." Open it from the shortcut created.

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Community Beginner ,
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Let me be perfectly clear:

The file "PhotoshopElements.exe" does NOT exist in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021

(i even checked for hidden files) 

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I stand corrected 😞

They changed the ICON for the folder and I thought it was a link.

PSE 2021.jpg

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Let me be perfectly clear:

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021.exe exists in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021\Elements Home folder.
  • A shortcut to the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021.exe file is also present in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021 folder.
  • The above file and shortcut are  NOT what you want.  They take you to the Home Screen that you seek to avoid.
  • You need to look for the PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe file which is also present in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021 folder.  Creating a shortcut to this file on your desktop will take you straight to the Editor.
  • An alternative to creating a desktop shortcut is to open the Editor and pin the program to the Taskbar by right-clicking on the program's icon in the Taskbar.

 

And for anyone who might be having difficulty finding the correct files in Windows File Explorer, do not be confused by the fact that the Editor's program folder is a custom one - not the normal yellow folder icon that we are probably all familiar with.

 

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OK.  Looks like you found the correct file before I cross-posted.  You are not the first to be confused by the custom folder icon.

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