Earlier this month, Adobe rolled out the updated versions of its photo manager Photoshop Elements and video editing software Premiere Elements. The 2019 versions of these two apps focus on streamlining apps’ usability, discoverability enhancements and improved performance across the board, said the Elements team.
Other notable features include the new Home Screen, new Guided Edits for photos and videos, and the HEVC/HEIF support. Let’s take a look at these little changes.
The new Home Screen comes out when you open Elements and Premiere Elements 2019, and it offers a personalized experience by surfacing info on what’s new since your last version of Elements and content suited to your level of expertise.
The photo and video automation, a feature that is powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology and delivered upon launch in the Home Screen, can automatically create slideshows for you. Meanwhile, the photo collage creation experience has been redesigned, and you can customize it by adding frames and changing backgrounds.
Premiere Elements 2019 adds two all-new Guided Edits, namely making glass pane effects and creating Luma fade transitions. Photoshop Elements 2019 introduces four new Guided Edits tools, including create multi-photo text, making memes, turning part of the photo into a sketch, and adding polish with text and boarder overlays.
Both Premiere Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 add support for importing and editing of HEIF images taken with your iPhone (the .HEIC extension) and HEVC-encoded video (the H.265 codec) with macOS 10.13 and above.
As for the price, Premiere Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 are available in the Adobe.com, priced at $99 each (or $150 as a bundled package). If you have paid for the previous versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, you still need to pay extra $80 each (or $119 for the bundle) for the 2019 upgrade.
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Before you pay for an app, you’d better view the app review and get a trail version to test the features. Some users complain that Photoshop Elements is an entirely different product, rather than a simplified version of Photoshop. Taking the price into consideration, some users may prefer other apps like Affinity Photo or Pixelmator.
If you have installed an Adobe app but don’t want to pay for it, uninstalling the app itself does not equal to a complete removal, as some of its component files still store on your system. Update helper and Creative Cloud icons may still exist in the menu bar. So, how to delete Adobe software if you don’t want to keep it on your Mac? Different apps require different uninstall methods. Here are some references: