What's new in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

Adobe Premiere Elements 13 ships with new features and enhancements that help you create amazing movies with ease. Read on for a quick introduction to what's new, changed, or deprecated and find quick links to resources offering more information.


Adobe Premiere Elements includes Elements Organizer, which helps you organize your assets. For information about new features in Elements Organizer, see What’s new in Elements Organizer 13.


Create a video story of a life event

 New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

With the new Video Story feature, you can now create an interesting story of an event using your videos and photos. For example, you can present a series of party videos and photos in an enticing and structured way using the Video Story feature. Adobe Premiere Elements 13 guides you through an easy-to-follow sequence to create your video story with narration, captions, and so on. You can also choose a predefined mood (for example, Sentimental) and look (for example, Night) and add music to make the video come alive.

Create a video story in quick easy-to-follow steps

For more information, see Create a video story.

Mark and extract your favorite moments of a video

New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

You can now mark your favorite moments in a video. Adobe Premiere Elements extracts these moments as individual clips or a single collated clip for further editing or sharing. You can mark favorite moments in both Quick and Expert views. If you choose the Auto Mark Moments option, Adobe Premiere Elements intelligently identifies the favorite moments for you.

Multiple favorite moments marked in a video clip

For more information, see Mark and extract favorite moments.

Stabilize shaky footage with Shake Stabilizer  

New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

With the Shake Stabilizer feature, you can now easily transform shaky, handheld footage into steady, smooth shots. Shake Stabilizer removes the jitter caused by camera movements and helps you look like a professional videographer. Click Adjust > Shake Stabilizer to start stabilizing your shaky footage.

Stabilize shaky footage using Shake Stabilizer

For more information, see Shake Stabilizer.

Guided Edit for adding an Effects Mask

New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

A new Guided Edit to apply an Effects Mask helps you apply an effect to specific areas in your video. One of the common uses of applying an Effects Mask is to blur a person's face to protect the person's identity. You can mask a person's face by applying a Blur effect or a Mosaic effect.  

The Apply an Effects Mask to your Video Guided Edit is available only in the Expert view. To start adding an Effects Mask on your video clip, click Expert and then click Guided. Select Apply an Effects Mask to your Video option from the list of Guided Edits.

Effects Mask applied using Guided Edit

For more information, see Apply an Effects Mask to your video.

Guided Edit for adding a video in the title

New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

The new Adding Video in Title Guided Edit shows you how to add a video in a title and create an impact on the viewers. Use this Guided Edit to add motion inside your movie titles and to add drama with effects or blurs that draw eyes to one part of your scene.  

The Adding Video in Title Guided Edit is available only in the Expert view. To start adding a video in a title, click Expert and then click Guided. Select Adding Video in Title option from the list of Guided Edits.

Video in Title - a video plays inside a title

For more information, see Adding Video in Title.

In-product inspiration and help from the web through eLive

New in Adobe Premiere Elements 13

Adobe Premiere Elements 13 comes with a new tab called eLive. With eLive, you can now access a stream of resources right from your workspace to get creative ideas for your videos and become more proficient with Adobe Premiere Elements. These resources, organized in channels, are fetched live from the web so you can stay up-to-date from within your favorite video editing app.  

While you play with various features of Adobe Premiere Elements and make your videos exceptional, do remember to click the eLive tab to get inspiration, news, and help from resources that Adobe has curated for you.


Other enhancements

  • Improved mobile video syncing: It’s easier than ever to sync your mobile videos with Elements to free up memory on your phone and do fun transformations. You can now easily sync your Elements videos with your mobile, so you can access any memory anywhere. Sharing videos via email is more convenient now—send a link to a private web gallery where only your recipient can view.
  • Enhanced slideshows: You can now create better slideshows. Tell your story from every angle with multiple photos on each slide. Even share them as movies.
  • Support for High DPI on Windows and Retina Display on Mac: You can now view your photos in full resolution.

Removed features

The following features are no longer available in Adobe Premiere Elements 13:

  • DV capture
  • HDV capture
  • Timelapse capture (Stop motion)
  • Web DVD
  • Export to FLV
  • Face as a filter in Pan & Zoom
  • Operating Systems support:      
    • Microsoft Windows XP
    • Microsoft Windows Vista
    • Mac OSX 10.7
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