What do you want to do - photo editing or video editing or both?
The "Elements" products include
Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are standalone products with a few integrated feature. Each comes with an Elements Organizer.
But, if the two programs (same version) are on the same computer, they share the Elements Organizer that came with each of them..
These programs are not Creative Cloud applications, like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.
So, please clarify what you mean by "whole adobe system".
i just want to do a little more photo only editing than iPhoto allows.
Thanks for the reply.
From your description, you should be looking at Photoshop Elements 13.
The following are links that give you more information about Photoshop Elements 13 and when and why you should use it.
Some how your thread got posted in the Adobe Premiere Elements Forum (video editing). Best to post your Photoshop Elements (photo editing) questions in the Adobe Photoshop Elements Forum as you move forward.
Please let me know if you have questions or need clarification on the above.