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Actions are like shortcuts to getting the perfect finish on your picture. They can be applied to any picture and will transform it through a series of steps, usually adjustments; they are a favourite with Photoshop users and can help speed up your workflow, as well as maintain consistent editing across multiple pictures.
Although there isn’t a way to actually create actions in Photoshop Elements, it’s entirely possible to still use them to edit your photos. Simply go to Window>Actions and you’ll see the Actions tab is already loaded with some basic edits that you can apply to your picture. Use the Play icon to actually add the effects to your image and Elements will cycle through the editing steps for you automatically.
You can download all kinds of actions from numerous places, including the FileSilo.