Want to download Premiere Pro but not sure where to start? This guide sums up everything you need to know about how to download Premiere Pro for free (to try it out) and how to sign up for a Creative Cloud subscription. For the latter, you have two options: Premiere Pro alone through a standalone subscription or as par of Adobe’s whole range of creative apps.
Whichever option suits you, we’ll talk you through the process. As a bonus, we’ve included a mountain of tips and tricks to help you to improve your use of the software. If you want to research alternatives to Premiere Pro, our guide to the best video editing software for designers has all the info you need. We also have guides to the best laptops for video editing and the best headphones for video editing. You’ll also want to save your projects using the best cloud storage.
Can I download Premiere Pro for free?
Yes, you can download Premiere Pro for free as a seven-day trial to find out if it’s the right software for you. Premiere Pro is a powerful paid-for video editing program, but if you go direct to Adobe, you can get a week-long trial of full software, which includes all the latest features and updates. You don’t have to provide any credit card details in the first instance.
We have to stress that downloading Premiere Pro – or any other Adobe software – from another source is illegal, and it’s really not a good idea. Not only is it piracy, but you’re opening up yourself up to the risk of downloading viruses and malware that could seriously harm your devices.
Download Premiere Pro as part of Creative Cloud
To download Premiere Pro as part of Creative Cloud, you’ll need to head to the Adobe site and choose one of the subscription options. You can choose a single-app plan, which gives you Premiere Pro alone, or you can choose a plan that includes Adobe’s full range of creative apps, including Photoshop and Illustrator.
As a standalone app Premiere Pro currently costs $20.99 / £19.97, but you can also add additional apps, such as the audio recording, mixing and restoration app Audition, for an additional fee. Buying single apps may start adding up in cost, and if you’re likely to use more than one of Adobe’s apps, it usually makes sense to get all 20+ apps in the Creative Cloud suite with an All-Apps subscription for US$52.99 / £49.94 per month. That includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premier Pro and more).
There are options for individual users and businesses, and if you’re a student or teacher you save up to 65 per cent on your first year of use if you buy Premiere Pro as part of the full suite. Make sure you keep an eye on our best Adobe deals page to see any special offers as and when they appear.
How much does Premiere Pro cost?
Right now, the cheapest way to buy Premiere Pro is as a standalone app, which costs $20.99 / £19.97 / €23.99 per month. This will be taken as a monthly payment for a year, and it includes access to the latest features and updates the moment they’re released. Also included is 100GB of cloud storage, Premiere Rush, Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts and Adobe Spark (where you can quickly create your own branded graphics, web pages and videos).
Alternatively, you can pay for the year upfront at a cost of $240 / £238 / €287; or on a month-by-month fee of $31.49 / £30.34 / €35.99, including the previously detailed additions.
Then there’s the Creative Cloud All Apps option, which gives you access to Adobe’s entire collection of creative desktop and mobile apps – including of course Premiere Pro – for $52.99 / £49.94 / €59.99 per month. This is a great deal if you’ll use more than one app. Be sure to keep an eye on Adobe’s Special Offers page for any discounts or bundle deals on apps from the Creative Cloud suite.
Premiere Pro discount for students and teachers
If you’re a student or teacher, you can download Premiere Pro as part of a discounted All Apps plan at a much lower rate than the usual option for individual users. You’ll get Adobe’s entire collection of creative desktop and mobile apps, plus 100GB cloud storage, Adobe Portfolio and more – for just $19.99 / £16.24 / €19.50 per month for the first year, $29.99 / £25.28 / €29.99 after that. It’s a great saving, whether you’re picking the monthly payment for a year, or the month-by-month option.
Can you download Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows?
Yes, you can download Adobe Premiere Pro for Windows and for Mac with the same subscription, whether that’s the standalone individual subscription or an All Apps subscription. Unlike some Adobe apps, like Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco, there’s no iPad version yet.
There’s no need to specify which platform you want to use the software with when you subscribe since your subscription allows you to download Premiere Pro to all of the devices you want.
Getting started in Premiere Pro
Once you’ve downloaded the version of Premiere Pro that suits you, there are several tutorials on best practice in video editing around the internet – if you want some key tips, head over to our article on how to edit videos.
Of course, if you want something a little easier to navigate for mobile, you can always explore Adobe’s free mobile app Premiere Rush (voted top in our best video editing apps round up). It’s designed to be super easy to use, and it will be perfect for those more interested in editing video for YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram Stories than high-end video footage.