[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.
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14 thoughts on “Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 Direct Download Links + Premiere”
I have Photoshop Elements 10 16-bit and would like to upgrade to the latest version of Photoshop elements. Is there a discount to upgrade to the latest version and how would I do this?
Hi Richard, yes – there is normally a 20%-off discount when you upgrade from a previous version of Elements… Look for the “Upgrade for $xx.xx” link to get the reduction off full price:
Hi, I have photoshop elements 20 but have a new computer and would like to reload it onto my new computer; can I do this with no further expense ??
Yes, see our guide to moving or reinstalling your product on another system here:
How to Move Adobe Software Between Computers, or from PC to Mac
I have photo elements 2020, and it all works except the editing section – how can I get it to work again?
Hi Ivor, we’d love to help, but need more details… When you say it doesn’t work, what do you mean exactly? Do you receive any error or other message – and if so, what is it? Thanks!
I am a former member of staff who purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 at the back end of 2019. I have just upgraded my PC and am having problems reinstalling Elements 2020, I do still have the product key for the item I purchased. the Adobe Order Number was # 235162, can you please assist me to download and activate my existing version of Photoshop Elements 2020.
Hey Bob, all the direct downloads for Elements 2020 are linked above… They do still work.
What problem are you having specifically? We’d need more details in order to help.
Thanks a lot for your help, guys. My Adobe account was still open, so I was able to use the download above with my product key – and even got an update of PSE 2020 as a bonus.
Great – glad to hear it, Bob… and thanks for letting us know!
I downloaded the 2020 PSE and it works with my Mac Catalina 10.15.7 – but when I purchased it, the serial number sent was for PSE 2023. However, Elements 2023 is not compatible with Catalina.
Is there anything I can do to keep this 2020 version? Is there a way of purchasing a serial number for PSE 2020?
Sorry, but Adobe only sells the latest release of Elements (currently version 2023). It is impossible to buy any other version of Elements from Adobe’s site.
You might still be able to find an old copy of Elements 2022 floating around in the retail space. Please note that Elements 2022 did also support macOS Catalina 10.15.7, while Elements 2023 does not.
However, you are unlikely to still find a legitimate copy going as far back as Elements 2020. So if you can’t upgrade your Mac, then trying to find Elements 2022 might be your best bet. Just be wary for counterfeits:
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Thank you so much for your response. If I can find a copy of 2022 after I do the trial download to see if it works, how do I tell if it’s legit?
As detailed in the article above, ONLY buy from a familiar retailer whose name you’ve heard of and trust. That is, if you can find it.