Direct Download Links for Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Elements 9
[UPDATE (September 2013) – These still work to download the Elements 9 trials. We also now have the new Elements 12 Direct Download Links!]
Continuing our history of providing the direct download links for major Adobe software such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 5, and Acrobat XI, below you’ll find the direct links for the brand new releases of Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9. And for the first time ever, Adobe is offering both products for both Windows and the Mac.
The links given below go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to download Adobe’s free trials via other means – often due to difficulties with the Akamai Download Manager (the Adobe DLM). With the links provided below, you can use your browser’s download capability, or another download manager of your choice.
For Elements on Windows (both PSE 9 and PRE 9), each program consists of two downloaded files: an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work (and install) once the .7z file is fully downloaded and resides in the same location. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.
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Note: Very Important Instructions
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You must have a free Adobe account and be logged into it to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that allows you to access the direct download links. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “resume your download” message preventing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully or the links will not work!
- Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any browsing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
- Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links below – this is critical!
- If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself.
- Now close any windows that popped up and cancel any downloads that started.
- Now that you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, you can instantly download any of the links below. Just make sure you have enough disk space available.
- Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
- Then follow the product installation instructions here.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (PSE 9) Direct Download Links
Photoshop Elements 9 – Mac (2.01 GB): File 1
Adobe Premiere Elements 9 (PRE 9) Direct Download Links
Premiere Elements 9 – Mac (1.71 GB): File 1
Premiere Elements 9 – Additional Content – Mac (3.66GB): File 1
The additional content contains InstantMovie themes, title templates, DVD/Blu-ray menu templates, and music to enhance your movies created with Adobe Premiere Elements 9 software. Themed HD and SD content includes Birthday Party, Road Trip, Outdoor Wedding, Broadway, Kid’s Channel, Family Memories, Extreme Sports, News Reel, Comic Book, and more.
Languages supported: The Elements 9 trials are currently available in English, French/Français, German/Deutsch, Dutch/Nederlands, Italian/Italiano, Spanish/Español, Portuguese/Português, Swedish/Svenska, Japanese/日本語, and Chinese/简体中文, for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Adobe says additional language versions for Windows will be available soon. See also the minimum system requirements for PSE 9 and PRE 9.
We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.
- You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Elements; some users prefer to keep the older, familiar version(s) around as they come up to speed with the new version’s features.
- Install with an account that has administrative privileges (not a Limited User Account if you are using Windows Vista).
- For the easiest installation experience, quit any open programs, including virus protection software, prior to installing Elements 9.
- If you run into any difficulties, see the Elements 9 Installation Troubleshooting page.
*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!