System Requirements for Photoshop Elements 5.0
System requirements for Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 and Hidden Power tools are exactly the same. System requirements for Elements change with every version of the program. These changes reflect changes Adobe makes in Elements to take advantage of differences in operating systems, developments in digital imaging, and to enhance processing power. Adobe issues their recommendations for Windows systems, but keep in mind these are recommendations, and likely are close to minimum system requirements. If you want better performance, you may want to consider system upgrades if you are at or below any of these standards, and consider that increasing RAM, processing speed and disk space can enhance your experience with Elements and Hidden Power tools.
Windows requirements for Elements 5 are listed below.
Intel® Pentium® 4 or Intel Celeron® (or compatible) 1.3GHz processor (dual-core and hyper-thread support)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Home Edition, or Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
256MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
1.5GB of available hard-disk space
Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
1,024x768 monitor resolution
Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver