For your question regarding the images in Organizer, I am moving this thread to Photoshop Elements community as experts here will be able to assist you better with that question.
Once your question is answered and you are ready to uninstall the product, then you may follow the steps given here to do so: Uninstall Adobe Premiere Elements or Photoshop Elements.
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Hello ....I'm soon going to purchase LR on Adobe's monthly plan. Currently, I use Elements 14 on a Mac. I've never used the Organizer as I have developed my own file system on my hard drive; however, I see that many of my photos appear within the Organizer.
Should I uninstall Elements 14 before I purchase the Creative Cloud Photography Plan? And next question ....how do I uninstall Elements 14, both the Organizer & Editor?
Any other advice is welcome!
When you 'save as' any file, if the 'include in the organizer' checkbox is ticked, that file will be indexed (not copied) in the organizer catalog.
You can delete the catalog if you use the menu File >> Manage catalogs of the organizer. You first create an empty catalog, and then you are allowed to delete the previous catalog.
There is no compelling reasons to uninstall Elements, it can work happily with the CC monthly plan.
Note that even if you have a custom file folders organization, you can keep it and manage it from the organizer... or from Lightroom... or from Bridge.
I consider managing your assets only with a folders hierarchy as very 'basic' compared to what catalog managers like the organizer or Lightroom can offer. My guess is that you may prefer Bridge.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I plan to explore the organizing tools with LR & thus avoid my home-grown filing system!