[UPDATE (September 2022) – These still work to download the old Elements 2020 trials. We also now have the new Elements 2023 Direct Download Links! Note that Adobe sells only the latest release of Elements.]
A short while ago, Adobe shipped version 2020 of their “Elements” line – and since Elements releases are now named by the upcoming year instead of a version number, this edition would be the equivalent of version 18 in the previous numbering system.
And continuing our tradition of publishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, Lightroom 6/CC, and Acrobat DC, below you’ll find the direct links from Adobe’s servers for the free trials and full offline installers for the new releases of Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020, for both Windows and macOS.
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These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They are especially useful for downloading Adobe’s free trials via other means – often due to difficulties with using the Adobe Download Assistant or Akamai Download Manager… With the links provided below, you can use your own browser’s download capability (without the Akamai DLM), or use another download manager of your choice.
In order to properly run Photoshop & Premiere Elements 2020, your computer must meet Adobe’s minimum system requirements for the products. See below for what’s new and different in this release.
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 (PSE 2020) Direct Download Links
Note: Photoshop Elements is a 64-bit-only program on both Windows and macOS.
Photoshop Elements 2020 (aka version 18) – Windows (3.4 GB): Download »
Photoshop Elements 2020 (aka version 18) – Mac (3.1 GB): Download »
Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 (PRE 2020) Direct Download Links
Note: Premiere Elements is a 64-bit-only program both on Windows and macOS.
Premiere Elements 2020 (aka version 18) – Windows (3.5 GB): Download »
Premiere Elements 2020 (aka version 18) – Mac (3.1 GB): Download »
Product languages supported: The Elements 2020 tryout versions are currently available in English, French, German, and Japanese on both Windows and macOS; plus Czech, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish on Windows alone.
- You can use the installer files to install Elements 2020 on your computer and then use it as full or 30-day free trial version.
- 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).
- For ease of installation, quit any open programs, including virus protection software, prior to installing Elements 2020.
- If you run into any difficulties, see the Elements 2020 Installation Troubleshooting page.
What’s New in Elements 2020 – What Features Have Been Added?
This is usually the first thing customers want to know. For some quick highlights of what’s new and different between Photoshop/Premiere Elements 2020 vs. older versions, check out this comparison overview page.
For more specific details on the new capabilities, Adobe has also published new/enhanced feature reviews for PSE 2020 as well as for PRE 2020, showing what’s changed in this release – look for features with “NEW” or “ENHANCED” under their names.
If you own almost any earlier version of either or both tools, then you may qualify for discounted upgrade pricing. And if you’d like to make a significantly larger upgrade to the full Adobe Photoshop CC (plus Lightroom CC), then consider taking a closer look at the CC Photography Plan before making a move.
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