Premiere Elements product comparison



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Home screen
  • Auto-generated creations delivered right to you upon launch (Powered by Adobe Sensei*)
  • Jump to fun features to try, see what’s new, and discover inspiration, help, and tutorials
Support for HEIF and HEVC on Windows
Touch-enabled Quick Edit

Easily find your photos and videos

Find videos faster with automatic people recognition (Powered by Adobe Sensei)
Find videos faster with automatic Smart Tags (Powered by Adobe Sensei)
Search on a combination of things


Find videos based on:
  • The place you took them†
  • What you were doing
Visual tags

Quick and easy editing

Reduce Noise effect to improve grainy videos
Totally redesigned Quick Edit mode
Automatic Smart Trim (Powered by Adobe Sensei)
Candid Moments to auto-extract photos from footage (Powered by Adobe Sensei)


Video collages
Haze removal
Automatically remix music
Automatic Face Detection in pan and zoom and Smart Trim
Auto-fix shaky footage 
Instant themed movies

Step-by-step Guided Edits

Animated Sky
Fill Frame
Glass Pane Effect and Luma Fade Transition
Freeze Frame with Motion Title, Bounce Back Effect, Animated Social Posts, and Fix Action Cam Footage
Adjustment Layer, Pop Color, Slow-motion, and Fast-motion

Stylish effects

Motion tracking
Cartoon looks, graphics, transitions, animated titles, motion menus, and polished credits

Advanced editing options

4K editing and viewing‡
High DPI and Retina Display support
Over 50 musical scores and 250 sound effects
Auto-balance audio elements, easily fix audio problems and adjust color, and combine elements from different videos

Share the way that works for you

Auto Creations—photo and video collages and slideshows (Powered by Adobe Sensei)
One-click dynamic slideshows 
Multi-format export including 4K‡
Automatic export recommendations
Animated GIFs
Share to Vimeo and YouTube†
DVD burning
Blu-ray burning
*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 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, Samsung S8, DJI OSMO X3, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4, iPhone 8+, iPhone X.