Why don't you trial PSE 13 and see if it meets your basic needs. You can download the trial version of the software thru the page linked below.
Be sure to follow the steps outlined in the Note: Very Important Instructions section on the download pages at this site and have cookies enabled in your browser or else the download will not work properly.
Photoshop/Premiere Elements 13: http://prodesigntools.com/photoshop-elements-13-direct-download-links-premiere.html
Run the Photoshop Elements 13 free trial and see what you think
thanks very much for your reply, ill give it a go.