What is Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 and who is it for?
Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 is photo and video editing software used by anyone who wants to make their photos look amazing and turn their video clips into incredible films. It offers hassle-free organisation, automated options and step-by-step guidance for editing and easy ways to make and share stunning photo and video creations and films. Learn more.
What’s the difference between Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements?
  • Photoshop Elements is designed for people who take lots of photos and want to automatically organise them, make them look great, create with them and print and share with family and friends.
  • Premiere Elements is designed for people who take lots of videos and want to easily organise them, make them look great, turn them into polished films and share with family and friends.
  • Both apps share a common Organiser for easy access to all photos and videos.
  • They’re sold separately or bundled together as Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements.
How does Photoshop Elements differ from Photoshop and Lightroom software?
  • Photoshop Elements is designed for consumers who are just getting started with photo editing and want an easy way to organise, edit, create and share their photos.
  • Photoshop is the professional standard for creating compelling images, designs and 3D artwork. 
  • Photoshop Lightroom addresses the workflow needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers, enabling them to import, process, organise and showcase large volumes of digital photographs.
How does Premiere Elements differ from Premiere Pro?
Premiere Elements offers options for every level of user with Quick, Guided and Expert modes, so it’s easy for beginner video enthusiasts to get started making great-looking films. Premiere Pro provides the ultimate toolset for professional video production.


I use free photo and video editing software. Why should I consider Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018?
  • The Organiser to easily search, find and keep everything at your fingertips. 
  • Quick mode to make one-click fixes.
  • Guided Edits for step-by-step help with creative techniques and effects.
  • Expert mode for complete photo and video transformations.
  • The ability to create and share printed photo artwork, dynamic slideshows and gifts for friends and family.
  • Access to inspiration and tutorials with eLive right within the product.
  • The ability to share your photos and videos virtually anywhere.
Where can I learn more about new features?
See the Features page for details.

Technical questions


What are the minimum system requirements to run Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018?
See the system requirements for more information.
Does Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 support Windows 32-bit operating systems?
No, it only supports 64-bit installations.
Can I use Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 on more than one machine?
You can instal it on two computers, but you can only use one copy of the software at a time. If your computer crashes or you switch to using a different computer, you can reinstall the product without having to contact Adobe Customer Support.
Where can I ask a technical or how-to question related to Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018?
Visit the Photoshop Elements forums or the Premiere Elements forums to get answers from product
team members and other expert users. You can also use the following helpful
For Photoshop Elements:
For Premiere Elements:
For general help and support, start here.

Purchasing options


I own an older version of Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements. Can I get upgrade pricing?
Yes, we offer upgrade pricing for existing customers.
Where can I find out about volume licensing for Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018?
For licensing questions, visit the Adobe Volume Licensing page or contact your local Adobe sales representative.

Learning Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018


How can I get started?
Check out Photoshop Elements Learn & Support or Premiere Elements Learn & Support for all you need to get started—video and step-by-step-tutorials, Help content and links to resources offering comprehensive product support from Adobe and our knowledgeable community.
Where can I find the manual?
ou can find web and PDF versions of the manual on the Photoshop Elements Help and Premiere Elements Help pages. To learn more about the latest features, read the Photoshop Elements What’s new summary and the Premiere Elements What’s new summary
What features from previous versions are not available in Photoshop Elements 2018?
A handful of features from previous versions are not available in Photoshop Elements 2018 due to new product support for 64-bit systems.
They include:
  • Photo Mail
  • Photomerge Style Match
  • Magic Extractor tool
  • Texture Fill
  • Frame from video
  • Interactive layout mode in Photomerge Panorama
  • Photoshop Showcase    

* Windows only.
** This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services (“Online Services”). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy (see www.adobe.com/go/terms_au). Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply. 4k supported cameras include GoProHero 4 Black, Sony XperiaZ3V, SONY FDR-AX100 4K HANDYCAM, Panasonic DMC-GH4 (MP4 and MOV), Motorola Moto X (2014), and Xiaomi Mi4.