Elements 14: Better letter spacing/kerning by default

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I get it, Adobe doesn't care about the request for kerning. After 5 years of requests, it's quite clear you are not going to add that feature for us. BUT can you at least have proper default letter spacing. For the past 3 Photoshop Elements versions or more, the spacing has been so close that it's hard to read and quite unprofessional looking.
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Robin Waters

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I agree!! - Good to know that upgrading will not solve that problem...:(  Guess I'll wait for 15.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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I don't know what new features will be present in PSE15, but don't expect kerning and additional text features. Elements is a general purpose photo editor, not a  word processor or page layout program; advanced text features require Photoshop CC or InDesign.
First suggestion: prepare your formatted text in your word processor before pasting it into your photo file.
Second suggestion (my choice): use an external add-on like Elements+ ($12 only) to get the feature back with a host of other usesul scripts.
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WOW - I had no idea - never heard of Elements+    Thanks for the information -- it looks like a good use of $12!!
 
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I'd like to interject here: Fonts come from the font library of an Operating System. Adobe will pull fonts from the font library into Adobe products, just as a word processor does.  If an Adobe app has built-in fonts, they may be basic vector fonts, without kerning and spacing definitions. Find a font pack you can live with. If you want fonts which have rounded shoulders and more spacing, build your own font library.

Also note:  installing more fonts on your computer will slow the boot-up, as your entire font library is loaded during the boot. Too many fonts take more memory and drive space. Load lesser fonts to the font library.  Delete fonts you will never use.  If you never use certain fonts over time, Windows-10's will automatically delete a few with its auto-disc-clean.  It starts up whenever you download a Windows update.  It deletes useless garbage, so let it clean.  Manage your fonts.  Adobe may not have the fonts you will be satisfied with. Professionals buy a font packages just to get a few fonts, then delete fonts that will never be used. Be a better computer administrator.  Steve Lehman, mcse.