[UPDATE – Also see our new Holiday CC 2018 Giveaway!]
September’s here! Labor Day, back to school, fall begins… September also usually means the next release of Photoshop Elements – now version 10 – should be coming out soon…
Now, we can’t say yet what new features will be in PSE 10, but – true to form – we can start giving it away…
So as soon as it’s available, we’ll be shipping out five shiny new boxes for free – and one could easily be yours through the three ways to enter below.
Photoshop Elements is already the #1-selling consumer photo-editing software* out there, and this 10th edition is likely to inherit even more functionality from its big brother, Photoshop CS5 – which itself is slated to get a major upgrade to Photoshop CS6 next year.
If Adobe follows the same model of Elements 9, then PSE 10 would be available on both Windows and Mac (multi-platform) with the same capabilities – and work alongside any older release(s) of Elements you may have, with the ability to automatically import and convert your existing catalog.
This new giveaway is open to residents of North America, Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa – and all you need to do for a chance to win is the following three steps:
Adobe historically ships a new version of Elements every year, in the fall – but when exactly? Let’s do some digging and find the release schedules for recent versions:
|Version||Announce Date||Ship Date||Based On||Platforms|
|* Our estimate|
|Elements 6||Sept. 24, 2007||Sept. 24, 2007||CS3||Windows, Mac|
|Elements 7||Aug. 26, 2008||Oct. 6, 2008||CS3, CS4||Windows|
|Elements 8||Sept. 23, 2009||Sept. 23, 2009||CS4||Windows, Mac|
|Elements 9||Sept. 21, 2010||Sept. 21, 2010||CS4, CS5||Windows, Mac|
|Elements 10||Sept. 22, 2011*||Sept. 22, 2011*||CS5.1, 5.5||Windows, Mac*|
[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]
New coupon deals out from Adobe: Take $100 off Photoshop Lightroom 3 with offer code, for a limited time – plus get free shipping. You don’t have to buy anything else to get the discount and will receive Lightroom version 3.4, which was released on April 26th.
[UPDATE – Download the newer free Photoshop Elements 11 book!]
A special gift for our readers: For a limited time, we’re offering a download of the Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Guide ebook, with 13 chapters and 95 pages of visual tutorials and feature how-to’s, completely free for personal use… And the vast majority of it will apply to the new Photoshop Elements 10 as well.
This e-book is a great overview and introduction to PSE 9, and covers a lot of helpful material for getting started with the product or learning more skills if you’re already familiar. You won’t find this book anywhere else.
The download is 4.7 MB in size, in PDF format (get the free and better Adobe Reader X, if you haven’t already).
If you don’t yet own Photoshop Elements 9, just download the fully-working trial from Adobe to run it for free for 30 days. Much of the training in the book will be relevant for older and newer versions of PSE as well.
If you currently have an older version of the software, you might be interested in a nice chart with the differences between Photoshop Elements 9 vs. 8 vs. 7 vs. 6.
[UPDATE – Download the newer free Premiere Elements 11 book!]
A special gift for our readers: For a limited time, we’re offering a download of the Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Guide ebook, with 9 chapters and 78 pages of visual tutorials and feature how-to’s, completely free for personal use… And the vast majority of it will apply to the new Premiere Elements 10 as well.
This e-book presents a nice overview and introduction to PRE 9, and covers a range of helpful material for getting started with the product or learning more skills if you’re already familiar. You won’t find this book anywhere else.
The download is 3.9 MB in size, in PDF format (get the free and better Adobe Reader X, if you haven’t already).
If you don’t yet own Premiere Elements 9, just download the fully-working trial from Adobe to run it for free for 30 days. Much of the training in the book will be relevant for older and newer versions of PRE as well.
If you currently have an older version of the software, you might be interested in a handy chart with the differences between Premiere Elements 9 vs. 8 vs. 7 vs. 4.
Or, if you also like to learn by video training, here’s close to an hour of free video tutorials for Premiere Elements.
Amazon.com just announced that Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, which was released in late September, is tops on their list of Most Popular Gift Products of 2010 in the Software category. Elements is already the #1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software†, and Amazon’s latest ranking solidifies this latest 9th-generation version at the top of the charts:
[UPDATE (October 2017) – These still work to download the old Elements 9 trials. We also now have the new Elements 2018 Direct Download Links!]
Continuing our history of providing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 6/CC, and Acrobat DC, 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.
One of the most common upgrade questions you’re likely to see is what’s new, what’s different, what’s improved, what’s changed between the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and version 8? Or more fundamentally, what are the key new features in PSE 9, versus PSE 8, 7, or even version 6? We put together a short list here and a longer list (with details) at our product page here, but how about a feature-by-feature, version-by-version table? You’ll find this down below, but first let’s take a look at some of the biggest new additions.
[UPDATE (9/20/2011) — Photoshop Elements 10 has been released!]
Yes – Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 are just out and now shipping! Pretty much on the timeframe we forecast, you can instantly download the free trials today – with both products available on both Windows and Mac with the same features… And the new software will work side-by-side with any previous release(s) of Elements you own. If you have an earlier version installed, you can automatically import and convert your work.*
And right off the bat, some big news: “The Content Aware Fill technology introduced with Photoshop CS5 is one of our most exciting innovations ever, so we’re thrilled to be able to make it accessible to photo and video enthusiasts in this latest Elements release…”
The prices remain US$99 for the full version of either PSE 9 or PRE 9, and $149 for the bundle package containing both. To add Adobe’s Plus Benefits runs $30 more. Students and teachers can grab the full education versions for $69 each (31% off), or $119 for both – with free shipping (the Back-to-School Special) until October 31st. The product languages available today include English, French, Dutch, German, Japanese, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and more.
[UPDATE – Also see our new Holiday CC 2018 Giveaway!]
[UPDATE – See the winners of this contest.]
With the official release of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 looking to be just around the corner, it’s time to launch our September contest… This month we’re giving away three free boxes of PSE 9 (estimated value $100 each), and all you have to do for a chance to win is enter your email address in the “Adobe Special Offers” box in the sidebar to the right for our free occasional e-newsletter. That’s it.
If you like, you can also leave a comment below sharing what you hope will be in Photoshop Elements 9, and how you plan to use it… What new features are you looking for or wishing to see? Content-aware fill, puppet warp, 16-bit picture workflow, native 64-bit support, more effects, more artwork/templates, more sharing options, or others? Of course, we’ll have the full scoop on PSE 9 right here the moment it’s out…
Our Elements 9 Giveaway is open to residents of the USA, Canada, U.K. and Ireland, with one entry per person – and submissions end at 11:59pm EDT on September 30th, 2010. Then on October 1st we’ll choose three new subscribers at random, and if you’re one of them we’ll ship you a shiny new shrinkwrapped box of Photoshop Elements 9 for free! (Or if you’ve already purchased your copy by that time, just send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse 100% of your cost via PayPal.) We’ll contact you via email just to get your address for shipping, and then follow up back here announcing your first name and hometown. It’s that simple, no kidding!