first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Aug 29 • Save up to $500 on Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets reading • Hate subscription software? Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are on sale for $60 each Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 11 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm room Best back-to-school headphones Premiere Elements: $60 (save $40) $60 at Amazon Adobe Once upon a time, software and apps were a one-shot deal: You went to CompUSA, paid your $50 or $100 (or $500) and walked out with a shrinkwrapped box full of CDs or DVDs. All that, of course, is ancient history: Nowadays, nearly everything is cloud-based, meaning you always have access to the latest version and features, be they Office 365 or Adobe Creative Cloud. Indeed, Adobe’s cloud suite delivers always-on access to 20-some apps for $20 to $52 per month — it’s even on sale through Friday. And if you’re looking for “just Photoshop,” the company offers a very reasonable Photography Plan (Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop and 20GB of cloud storage) for just $10 per month or $120 per year.But as attractive as those deals are, they’re still subscriptions that you’ll need to pay “forever” — or at least as long as long as you want access to the apps. That’s why it’s nice to see that one-and-done software purchases are still available. No, these aren’t standalone versions of the pro-level Creative Cloud apps. Instead, they’re Adobe’s stripped-down Elements software — but both are currently on sale. Photoshop Elements for image editing and Premiere Elements for video editing are discounted by 40% each from now through Sept. 3. They don’t have all the features of the full, pro-level Creative Cloud software, but many users will find these perfectly suitable for casual use. You can even download 30-day trial versions so you can try before you buy. Here’s a quick overview of each — along with some notable alternatives. Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. 2 Senior Editor Lori Grunin contributed to this story.Posted earlier, republished after verifying that sale prices were still in effect. Photoshop Elements: $60 (save $40) Share your voice Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide Aug 29 • Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 $60 at Amazon Premiere Elements gives you a slice of Adobe’s pro-level Premiere video editing tool at a much lower price. If you want to make sure that Elements is right for you, you can download the trial version at Adobe.Windows alternatives worth considering ($54 to $80): CyberLink Powerdirector, Corel VideoStudio, Pinnacle StudioMac alternatives worth considering (free to $300): iMovie, Final Cut Pro XPremiere Elements is also available at Adobe. The Amazon link below offers Mac or Windows download codes or a CD disc version.  Tags Aug 29 • Best college laptops for 2019 The stripped-down version of Adobe’s image editing tool is available for 40% off. If you want to make sure that Elements is right for you, you can download the trial version at Adobe, or through the Windows App Store.Windows alternatives worth considering (free to $80): Affinity Photo, Corel PaintShop Pro, Skylum Luminar, GIMPMac alternatives worth considering (free to $80): Pixelmator/Pixelmator Pro, Affinity Photo, Skylum Luminar, GIMPPhotoshop Elements is also available at Adobe and the Windows App Store at the same price. (For reasons unknown, it’s still priced the usual $100 at the Mac App Store.) The Amazon link below offers Mac or Windows download codes or a CD disc version. See also Need both Elements programs? The bundle including both usually costs $150, but that’s also on sale for $90. That’s $60 off the list price, and a $30 savings versus buying both discounted apps above. Comments See All $90 at Amazon • Elements 2019 Bundle: $90 (save $30) Computers Software Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Photoshoplast_img

Leave a Comment