Adobe today released updated versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, the company's more affordable photo and video editing software aimed at casual home users who want to improve their images and videos with easy-to-use editing tools.

Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2019 feature a new Home Screen that offers up information on what's new since the last version, inspirational ideas, suggestions for edits to try, tutorials, and auto-generated photo and video slideshows.

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The new Auto Creations feature that provides the automatic photo and video slideshows on the updated Home Screen is powered by Adobe's Sensei AI technology.

Photoshop Elements 2019 includes revamped photo collages with new templates, frames, and backgrounds, some of which are ideal for sharing on social media, and there are a series of new guided edits that are designed to walk Elements users through different creative tasks.

A multi-photo text option guides users through creating visual text with a photo inside of each letter for creating words or names for use with scrapbooking, card making, and more, while another new guided edit teaches users how to turn photos into memes for sharing on social media.

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A third guided edit is available for turning just one part of a photo into a pencil sketch, and the final new guided edit helps users embellish photos with borders and text, also ideal for social media.

In Premiere Elements, there's a redesigned Quick Edit mode that walks users through creating movies with instructions on trimming a video, combining clips, and adding photos, titles, music, and more.

There are two new guided edit options for adding glass pane effects to a video and creating dramatic scene transitions by fading colors from darkest to lightest.

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Photoshop Elements now includes support for the HEIF photos captured with the iPhone, while Premiere Elements supports HEIF, HEVC, and VFR. Both Photoshop and Premiere Elements feature faster performance for common tasks.

Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2019 are available for purchase for $99 each from the Adobe website starting today. Bundles are available for $149.99, and existing users can upgrade for $79.99 for one product or $119 for the bundle.

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jonnysods Avatar
43 months ago
Sorry kids, I'm all over Affinity Photo and Designer, and soon - Affinity Publisher.

No this was not a paid ad! I'm just super impressed with their software!
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fokmik Avatar
43 months ago
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Sorry kids, I'm all over Affinity Photo and Designer, and soon - Affinity Publisher.

No this was not a paid ad! I'm just super impressed with their software!
of course you are, these are the future...they are perfect apps for mac and ipad
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johannnn Avatar
43 months ago
Last time I installed an Adobe app I got tons of new files in various system folders, an updater helper in the menu bar which I couldn’t quit, a creative cloud app in the menu bar, and a lot of other crap. And when the next macOS version was available my Adobe app was the first to complain about incompatibility. That garbage legacy code needs a rewrite.

In contrast, Pixelmator and Affinity are awesome.
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Morris Avatar
43 months ago
So this is downloaded software rather than creative cloud service? That would be great, because I've been waffling about getting a license for my teenager who is getting into photograph and photo editing, hesitant about the idea of buying into the annual cloud offerings knowing once you're in...they have you forever.
I made the mistake of buying Photoshop Elements as I was used to Photoshop but didn’t need probably 90% of its features.

How wrong I was. Photoshop Elements is not a simplified version of PS, it’s an entirely different product where it looks like Adobe spent millions on deliberately making PS Elements look and work nothing like Photoshop. Every single feature seems to have been redesigned to work differently to what you’re used to, has defaults that are the opposite of normal PS, has been renamed, put somewhere else so you spend ages trying to find or seems to work the same until you notices the hidden differences.

If you’re used to Photoshop but don’t want to get an expensive Creative Suite subscription, get Pixelmator, Affinity, GIMP etc. At least you won’t have the learning curve you’ll have trying to learn Photoshop Elements from scratch.
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jonnysods Avatar
43 months ago
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of course you are, these are the future...they are perfect apps for mac and ipad
Adobe deactivated my CS6 license that I purchased through a legit company, however they went out of business. I couldn't face the monthly fees as I'm a small enterprise. Someone put me on to these apps, I was skeptical, but now I'm more than impressed!!
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erinsarah Avatar
43 months ago
So this is downloaded software rather than creative cloud service? That would be great, because I've been waffling about getting a license for my teenager who is getting into photograph and photo editing, hesitant about the idea of buying into the annual cloud offerings knowing once you're in...they have you forever.
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