Adobe Premiere Elements 2022 review

Premiere Elements 2022 can turn raw footage into slickly-edited sequences complete with titles, transitions and animated effects

Adobe Premiere Elements 2022
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Premiere Elements 2022 provides all the video organising, fixing and editing tools that the novice movie-maker requires, with welcome in-app guidance on how to develop a wider range post-production non-linear editing skills such as augmenting footage with animated overlay graphics. We did struggle to get it to export re-framed clips to suit various social media site requirements though.


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    Useful guided edits

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    Multiple effect layers

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    Perform selective adjustments

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    Animated Overlays


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    Ineffective auto reframe

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Premiere Elements 2022 is a non-linear video editor (NLE) that’s designed to work in tandem with its sister app – Photoshop Elements 2022. Photoshop Elements can turn stills into clips using Moving Video and Animated Overlay Guided edits, but Premiere Elements enables you to go further by editing the video clips that you’ve sourced on your smart phone into snappy social media compatible sequences.  

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.