Depends on what payment scheme you want to get into.
I use an old version, CS5.1 of Photoshop, only because I have the license from many years ago and its still working even from Win 7 to Windows 10 through the years. I don't pay a subscription. I will not buy a subscription to Adobe, so I will not use Photoshop, at all, after CS5.1 can no longer be used eventually. Just my personal opinion as I don't like their direction with the software.
Thankfully, lots of alternatives now exist. I highly recommend looking into Affinity Photo as a Photoshop alternative. It's inexpensive to buy, and you can do like a 90 day trial for free and it's full package.
And GiMP is free and quite powerful.
However, if you still want to move forward with Photoshop, I don't think you have an option at this point other than the normal Photoshop via subscription plan. Elements is a crippled version, I don't recommend it.
Edited by MalVeauX, 25 February 2021 - 09:11 PM.