Download Premiere Pro: How to download Adobe Premiere Pro for free or with Creative Cloud

Find out how to download Adobe Premiere Pro for free

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Want to download Adobe Premiere Pro free - or just try the popular video editing software for free, at least? 

Adobe’s range of app packages and subscription plans can make things a little confusing.

So, whether you want a free download of Premiere Pro or would rather go ahead and set up a Creative Cloud subscription, we explore the different pricing plans, how to get started, and how a Premiere Pro subscription stacks up against Adobe’s other editing apps, Premiere Elements and Premiere Rush

Our pick for best video editing software

Adobe Premiere Pro CC (opens in new tab)

Adobe Premiere Pro is our pick for the best video editor. It’s an editing powerhouse, packing industry-grade tools and regularly updated features. The easy interface is accessible and there’s much to master, giving your clips an impressively professional polish.

Download Adobe Premiere Pro free with a 7-day free trial then cancel at no cost or upgrade to a Creative Cloud subscription.

Find out more in our 5-star Adobe Premiere Pro review (opens in new tab).

Can I download Premiere Pro for free?

You can download Premiere Pro free with a 7-day free trial. 

It's easy to sign up for this. Just head to Adobe’s Premiere Pro site and click Start free trial. You’ll then be able to get Premiere Pro for free on its own or alongside all Creative Cloud apps. 

However, the Adobe Premiere Pro free download does require you to input your payment details and agree to a paid subscription, which kicks off as soon as the trial ends. 

You can cancel your trial during the trial period, but make sure you set yourself a reminder to do so. If you forget to cancel on time, you may end up stuck with a costly subscription.

This is a Premiere Pro full version free download - so, you're able to test out all of the software's features. After your trial ends, there’s no way of downloading Premiere Pro for free. You’ll need to pay for a Creative Cloud subscription if you want to keep using it. 

How do I buy Premiere Pro?

Premiere Pro isn't available as a one-time buy or standalone purchase. The only way to buy the video editing suite is through a Creative Cloud subscription. 

Choose between a Premiere Pro-only subscription or get the tool as part of the Creative Cloud All Apps package. 

'All Apps' includes more than 20 creative applications. This includes such as photo editing app Photoshop, motion graphics app After Effects, and audio mixing app Audition

If you’re likely to use several of these, a full Creative Cloud subscription will be the most cost-effective option for you.

Pricing

There are various pricing options for Premiere Pro (Image credit: Adobe)

How much is Adobe Premiere Pro?

To use Premiere Pro as a standalone app you’ll be tied in to at least a monthly subscription, but a yearly plan works out cheaper. 

+ A monthly subscription is $31.49 / £30.34

+ An annual subscription is priced at $20.99 / £19.97 per month

+ An annual pre-paid subscription offers a small discount and costs $239.88 / £238.42

Remember - when signing up for an annual subscription paid monthly, if you want to cancel before a year is out, you’ll have to pay 50% of your remaining subscription fee.

With all Adobe subscriptions, if you cancel within the first 14 days you can get a full refund. 

Pre-paying for the annual plan is the most cost-effective option if you’re going to be using Premiere Pro regularly. 

But if you’re likely to be using it sporadically—you make two or three video projects a year, for example—it can be cheaper to sign up for the monthly subscription as and when you need it. 

Creative Cloud All Apps plans use a similar pricing structure if you want to bundle Premiere Pro alongside a host of other creative apps. 

+ A monthly subscription is $82.49 / £78.98

+ An annual subscription paid monthly costs $54.99 / £39.95

+ A pre-paid annual subscription is $599.88 / £476.98

Download Premiere Pro with Creative Cloud All Apps

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Creative Cloud offers subscription access to a wealth of Adobe tools.

For a monthly or annual fee, you get top editing tools including Photoshop, InDesign, and video apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects.

If you're a busy creative working deep with Adobe products, a CC sub can deliver immense value for money.

Find out what we really thought in our Adobe Creative Cloud review (opens in new tab)

Adobe Premiere Pro discounts for teachers and students

Adobe offers students and teachers the option to subscribe to the Creative Cloud All Apps plan at a significantly discounted rate

This includes all the desktop and mobile applications, plus 100GB of cloud storage, for $19.99 / £16.24 per month. This rises to $29.99 / £25.28 after the first year. 

As with the other Adobe Creative Cloud plans, you’ll need to be willing to commit for the whole year. You still have the option to pay for the entire year upfront, but it doesn’t work out any cheaper in this instance. 

You’ll also need some proof of eligibility in order to qualify, such as a school-issued email address.

Discounted commercial licensing options for businesses are also available. 

UI

This is the user interface of Premiere Pro (Image credit: Adobe)

Premiere Pro: Adobe alternatives and mobile apps

Premiere Pro is Adobe’s main video editing app, used by many professionals, from Hollywood blockbuster editors to YouTube’s most popular content creators. 

The desktop-only tool is packed with features for precise non-linear editing, color correction, audio editing, effects, and more. 

For those who want a less complex video editing app - amateurs wanting to edit their home videos, for example - Adobe has Premiere Elements. 

In our Adobe Premiere Elements review, we hailed it as "a robust video editor with many fun and useful new features that match the needs of the modern, casual editor." 

If you're trying to avoid on-going subscription fees, Premiere Elements might be a good choice. Unlike Premiere Pro, the software is available on Windows and Mac for a one-off fee of $99.99 / £86.56. 

While you can only download Premiere Pro for free on your desktop, there is a scaled-down mobile app video editor called Premiere Rush (we rated it 4.5 stars in our Adobe Premiere Rush review)

Though it lacks Premiere Pro’s more complex features, Premiere Rush is useful for editing on the go. You can even sync projects with Premiere Pro, so you can go back to them on your computer and refine them later.

You can download the Premiere Rush free version on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. However, this locks certain features and won't sync with Premiere Pro.

The premium version of Premiere Rush is included with all Premiere Pro subscriptions, or costs $9.99 / £9.98 per month by itself.

Other alternatives to Premiere Pro

Adobe's video app might be one of the biggest names on the market - but when you can't download Adobe Premiere Pro free and keep it forever, there are options out there.

DaVinci Resolve is our top choice for the best free alternative to Premiere Pro, while Corel VideoStudio is an excellent pick if you want to stop subscribing and just pay a one-off fee. 

After languishing for months, a spate of recent updates has dramatically improved Apple's Final Cut Pro, which continues to increase in popularity with consumers and professional editors. 

If you’re not convinced Premiere Pro is the right choice for you, we've rounded up the best paid-for and free alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro.

Kieron Moore is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. He contributes to Future sites including TechRadar and Creative Bloq, focusing on subjects including creative software, video editing, and streaming services. This work draws on his experience as an independent filmmaker and an independent TV watcher.