Photoshop Elements: Why do you upgrade Elements so frequently?

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Why do you upgrade elements so frequently, It cost too much to have to purchase a new version every 9 minths to a year. why cant you just do a free upgrade as you do in light room when there are just a few changes tot he program, I can see purchasing a new version when there are large changes but I just purchased elements 9 a few nonths ago and now there is a elements 10 version. by the tiime I upgrade to 10 in a couple of months time when I can afford it there will be a version 11. just isnt right.
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Albert Dionne

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Edward Courtney

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I am in the Boat
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Michael Zdyrko

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I agree too?????
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Brett N, Official Rep

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With a few exceptions of changing the month once in while, we release a new version of Photoshop Elements every year. A release history is available here:

We do not expect everybody to buy every version. Once every second or third version is more appropriate.

We also offer update similar to those of Lightroom. We have had three for Photoshop Elements 9. However, Lightroom has a more regulated update release cycle because it updates every time a new version of Camera Raw is available. These same camera raw updates are also available for Photoshop Elements (and I wasn't counting them when I mentioned how many free updates are available).

If you don't feel there is enough value in upgrading because there are not enough new features, then skip it and wait to see what the next one offers.
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Albert, as Brett said, there might be users that skipped a version or two, and they might find that one new feature makes PSE10 a must buy for them. They might be happy of the yearly cycle, in this case... And PSE 9 continues to work!