Can Photoshop Elements save originals in a separate directory

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This is no doubt a dumb newbie question.  I just download the trial version of elements.  My current photo editor saves the original photo in a separate sub-directory.  I really like this.  It means I don't have to rename my files, and I can easily get all the files in one place.

Does Elements have a similar feature?  So far all I have seen is that when I edit a file, it wants to save the changes using a new file name.
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From Elements own help file, you can always choose the folder you want. Photoshop (which is what I use) doesn't automatically create a sub-directory for you in the same folder, and from what I can tell from the Photoshop Elements Help manual, neither does Elements. If you want your trial to go smoothly, I'd suggest you spend a bit of time using the link below, and you can also download a PDF of the Help manual here if you prefer. That way you won't be surprised by the features Elements has or does not have:

https://helpx.adobe.com/support/photoshop-elements.html
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I wasn't looking for a lecture, just a bit of quick help.  I had already consulted the on-line help and it wasn't obvious how or if this feature was supported.
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Sorry, I wasn't trying to lecture. I thought you were brand new to it all and perhaps didn't know about how to get to their online help. I agree that their help files aren't clear. I had to read how to save files to find anything at all that referred to it, and every format began with choosing the location, but nothing at all said that it created a subfolder for you automatically, which is what I thought you were asking for.

I asked, but apparently my edit didn't save, if when you save and navigate to another folder, if Elements saved that folder in its preferences automatically and reopened it the next time. That's something Photoshop can do, but I couldn't find anything in Elements help to say what it does.

That would at least cut down on the time spent navigating every time you save, which is very annoying. In Photoshop, they went a step further and added options in Preferences for handling this, but again, in the Elements manual, I couldn't find any reference to that.
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Thanks :)  

I like a lot of what it does, but it would appear that it doesn't handle original files quite like the old editor.  Oh well, lots of good stuff anyway.