PS Elements 2018 insufficient RAM - is Creative Cloud the remedy for this?

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I've been unable to save jpg images in PS Elements 2018 due to insuffucient RAM. I read about a fix which involves making changes to the registry but have not attempted this. Recently, a Creative Cloud window has been popping up when I go online but I didn't know why. I just read where going into the registry isn't necessary now that CC has provided the fix. Does anyone know anything about this? If so, can you please elaborate. Thanx!
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The issue is not with Elements, it's with the latest Windows 10 1803 update.
The same issue has also hit the CC Cloud Photoshop.
A workaround has been found by Adobe for both versions. Here is the one for Elements: 
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/integer-50-8-required-closest-value-inserted-photoshop...
The woraround for Photocshop CC is no longer necessary, since a new Photoshop version has solved the problem. That's the advantage of a subscription model with frequent updates. For Elements, you should expect the issue to be solved in the expected PSE2019 version, beginning of October if history repeats istself. In the meantime, do like thousands of Elements users, edit the registry following the easy step by step explanation in the above link.

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I have not had this issue with windows 10. I periodically clean out old files. Jyst to get them off the hard drive. I also back up my photos in Google photo. You can also buy an external drive to back up or save to. You can save in the cloud but there's a fee.
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Not all users have met the issue with Windows 10 (1803). It may appear later in various situations.
You don't seem to use the organizer?
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I do use the organizer. I am able to save my photos after editing.I also back up my photos on google photos free unlimited in high res just in case. 
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Then, my advice is to learn to use the organizer. Here is the link for the pdf help file: 
https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/elements-organizer_reference.pdf

Your backup solution is not safe. What will happen if your computer is stolen or broken?  How will you recover not only the media files, but the catalog where your organization is stored?  Tags, Captions, albums, stacks, version sets, creations?
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html#Backingupyo...
How will you transfer your image files and catalog to a new computer if needed?
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html


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I'm no longer working in PS Elements 2018. I've switched to Photo Studio 5.5 by ArcSoft where I have all the editing tools I need without all the hoopla. It's a better fix than messing w/adobe crapola. I'm pretty much finished w/adobe. End of story.
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Yes one could argue that photoshop elements 2018 is not fit for purpose since adobe does not seem interested in fixing this ram bug that actually prevents users from using the program.

Telling people to fix it themselves, while of course better than nothing and certainly doable for most users, is very unprofessional for a company the size of adobe.

Note that adobe was pretty prompt in fixing this bug in photoshop cc.
Whether or not the bug is in photoshop /photoshop elements  or windows, adobe fixed photoshop cc so it would work and should (have) do the same for photoshop elements 2018 asap.
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Photoshop Elements doesn't usually receive any updates past the spring because the team is already working on the next version released in the fall.  Elements is not a subscription product with continuous revenue so does not receive continuous updates.

The registry change as published on Adobe help pages mitigates the issue and Adobe chose this instead of the more expensive full release cycle.

It's your choice what software to use.
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One of the things I didn't like about PSE 2018 was the way it was set up. I had originally used the first version of Elements which was on disc and had a lot of the same editing tools as Photoshop. I tend to prefer editing tools that are basic and get the job done.

I found that opening PSE 2018 took a long time and much of the program was geared to iphone photos. I've never had to remove red-eye and probably never will. But, I do have to edit out marks on interior walls/ceilings/carpets or eliminate sun spots from exterior pole aerial shots. I also occasionally black out the background on a creative shot to enhance the subject. All of this can easily be done in Photo Studio. 

Adobe has become a company geared to the needs of the average millennial and that's fine. I'm just not one of them and my needs are very different. I tend to prefer the older editing programs that bypass all the "bling". I'm from the "old school" whereas my Canon DSLR camera does most of the work and Photo Studio and Photomatix Pro provide the tools I need to complete the end product.


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The last version, Photo Studio 6.0 is from 2009. 

Photo Studio 5.5 is surely old-school enough for you, then.