Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2019 both have a redesigned Home screen

Adobe today announced availability of the updated, improved versions of its photo manager Photoshop Elements 2019 and video editing software Premiere Elements for 2019.

The updated pieces of software focus on streamlining the apps’ usability to get users up and running quickly. You’ll notice improved performance across the board, which is good news for people who used to complain about the somewhat lacking performance in previous releases.

Photoshop Elements 2019 includes a handy meme creator

Other notable enhancements include HEVC/HEIF support, new Guided Edits for photos and videos, plus discoverability enhancements designed to get you inspired and have you uncover fun new projects to try out yourself.

HEIF & HEVC support

Premiere Elements now supports variable frame rate and both apps bring 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.

Adobe Photoshop Premiere 2019 - simplified Sceneline

This is your simplified Sceneline in Photoshop Premiere 2019

The new step-by-step video editing guides in Premiere include making glass pane effects and creating luma fade transitions.

Guided Edits & more

In Photoshop Elements, you’ll see 4 new Guided Edits:

  • Create amazing multi-photo text: Now you can design visual text that features a different photo inside each letter to make words or names that look great as wall art, invitation cards or scrapbook pages.
  • Make fun memes: This Guided Edit walks you through the process of typing in text, adding filters, borders and more to turn your photos into memes that are perfect for sharing on social media.
  • Turn part of your photo into a sketch: Make a unique artistic statement by turning part of a favorite photo into a sketch by brushing on the medium of your choice, including colored pencil, old paper or an aged photo look.
  • Add polish with text and border overlays: This new Guided Edit teaches you how to embellish photos with borders and text that make them stand out—whether you plan to print it out or post it online to social media.

There’s also a completely redesigned Quick Edit mode packing two handy options.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 - adding text and borders

Embellish photos with borders and text is easy with Photoshop Elements

One is a Smart Trim feature that finds your best footage and walks you through the trimming process and the other is a simplified Sceneline for combining quickly shareable projects comprised of clips, photos, titles, music and more.

Pricing and availability

Photoshop Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 are available today via Adobe.com. The apps are priced at $99 each or $150 when bundled together. If you already own Photoshop Elements and Premiere, you can upgrade them for $80 each or $119 for the bundle.