Adobe Launches Premiere and Photoshop Elements 2020

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

Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020 feature updated Adobe Sensei AI technology, new guided edits for walking users through various features within each app, and updated ways to share content.


Since the 2019 version, opening up the Home Screen in Photoshop and Premiere Elements has shown automatically generated photo and video slideshows with different effects powered by Adobe Sensei.

In 2020, there are new effects like Black and White Selection, Pattern Brush for overlaying patterns on photos, Painterly for interesting masking and crops, and Depth of Field for blurring backgrounds to bring out subjects.


Photoshop Elements has new editing features that users can take advantage of for quick but powerful edits. There's an option that will automatically colorize black and white photos or tweak the colors in an existing color photo.


With one-click subject selection, users can select the subject of a photo with a click and then apply an effect or cut out a subject to put it in another photo.

There's a new skin smoothing feature that will automatically smooth and refine the skin of a subject in a photo using Adobe Sensei technology, and Adobe has added several new Guided Edits (aka tutorials). Guided Edits include making unwanted photo objects vanish and adding creative sparkle to photos using pattern brushes.

New this year is an option to create and order more than 140 items using photo prints from Fujifilm Prints and Gifts service (U.S. only), which is now built into Photoshop Elements.

Premiere Elements 2020 has been updated with a Reduce Noise effect that makes videos more crisp, cutting down on noise in low light videos. There are also several new Guided Edits for creating time-lapse videos, replacing static skies with moving skies, and filling the frame to match the video (such as when a video is taken in portrait orientation).


Also new to Premiere Elements is a Smart Tags feature for identifying the content in videos, and HEIF and HEVC support.


For more on what's new in Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020, make sure to check out Adobe's website. The updates are available for purchase from Adobe for $99 each starting today, with bundle and upgrade pricing available.

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Porco

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I’m glad PSE is still getting new versions. I use a mixture of Elements (though I haven’t upgraded in a while, this might be the one I do at some point), Pixelmator and Affinity Photo. Honestly the prices are so reasonable it’s worth having all of them IMHO - they all have pros and cons.
 
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Joniz

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Is there much of anything that this can do, that you can't do (possibly better) with Pixelmator or Affinity Photo?
I know this is the opposite of what you asked, but….

One thing Affinity Photo can do that PSE can’t is work in CMYK space. It why I got Affinity Photo & Designer, because I’m not about to pay Adobe's price for PS.

Otherwise, the only thing I have against Affinity is some of the quirks in UI & missing features. PSE is just so much easier because it’s familiar. But that’s been changing. I’ve been using PSE less & less, and maybe even less so if PSE 13 doesn’t work on Catalina.
 
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ChrisA

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Is there much of anything that this can do, that you can't do (possibly better) with Pixelmator or Affinity Photo?
While they advertise all these automated features in Elements, it also has just about everything the full up Photoshops has that a photographer wants. (Elements leaves up the stuff a graphic designer might need like color separations.)

Elements the photo edited most photographers would want and importantly it doe not lock you into the Apple ecosystem. When Apple dropped Aperture I made just about everyone realize how bad it was to be locked into using Apple products. You should always have a bailout plan. Adobe is good in that in that it is not tried 100% to Apple and provide a bailout plan.

So what does it do that the others don't: Runs on Windows.
 

MvdM

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It should be "Adobe Launches Premiere/Photoshop Elements 2020"
No, the word Elements and actually 2020 also, must also be stated right after the word Premiere and Photoshop so it is clear they are talking about Elements 2020 versions of both Premiere and Photoshop.
 

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While they advertise all these automated features in Elements, it also has just about everything the full up Photoshops has that a photographer wants. (Elements leaves up the stuff a graphic designer might need like color separations.)

Elements the photo edited most photographers would want and importantly it doe not lock you into the Apple ecosystem. When Apple dropped Aperture I made just about everyone realize how bad it was to be locked into using Apple products. You should always have a bailout plan. Adobe is good in that in that it is not tried 100% to Apple and provide a bailout plan.

So what does it do that the others don't: Runs on Windows.
Wrong. Affinity Photos has a Windows version.
 

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Just picked up the bundle with both of these (Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements) today.
 
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Morgenland

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Since the standalone CS6 64-bit doesn't work under Catalina anymore, I deleted it and in conseqence Lightroom as well.
After 20 years I now don't like/support Adobe anymore.
Adobe's sneaky product strategy in general was losing more customers than it can bind with subscriptions.

Even though both PE products are non subscription, they are lame and functionally reduced.
And I am so glad that there is Affinity and the like, so one can continue to work professionally without a sneaky rental software company.
 
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Moonjumper

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This isn’t the place to get into the politics of why it happened, but Adobe withdrawing their subscriptions from users in Venezuela due to USA trade sanctions highlights the worries over subscriptions.

I’ve been an Illustrator user for over 20 years, but I’ve stuck at CS4. Hopefully I won’t need to update from Mohave before I have time to set aside for learning the alternatives. I might get Photoshop Elements as I use PS much less and Elements is enough for me, but I already have alternatives ready for when I have time to learn them.