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

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  • You can download Premiere Pro free with a 7-day free trial by clicking here

Want to know how to download Adobe Premiere Pro for free - or just try our pick for best video editing software, at least? 

Adobe has a few different plans and options for its Hollywood-grade video editor. So, whether you want a free download of Premiere Pro or would rather go ahead and set up a Creative Cloud subscription, we explore how to get your hands on an industry-standard software that's been used for loads of your favorite movies and more. 

We've checked out the different pricing plans, how to get started with the Premiere Pro download, and how the software stacks up against alternatives like Adobe Premiere Elements and Premiere Rush, one of the best video editing apps on mobile.

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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.

How to download Adobe Premiere Pro

Can I download Adobe Premiere Pro for free?

To download Adobe Premiere Pro free, click here

It's easy to sign up for the seven-day free trial. Just head to here and click 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 Adobe Premiere Pro?

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

There are exclusions. Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe's consumer-level video editing software, is available for a one-off purchase. 

But for Premiere Pro...

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 top photo editor app Photoshop and After Effects, the company's VFX software

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


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 is discounted. Choose the plan that suits your budget. 

Adobe Premiere Pro subscription prices

Monthly: $31.49 / £30.34 / AU$45.99

Annual billed monthly: $20.99 / £19.97 / AU$29.99 

Annual upfront: $239.88 / £238.42 / AU$343.07

Creative Cloud All Apps subscription prices

Monthly: $79.49 / £75.85 / AU$114.99

Annual billed monthly: $52.99 / £49.94 / AU$76.99

Annual upfront: $599.88 / £596.33 / AU$871.07

Note: while these prices are correct at the time of writing, prices outside the US fluctuate regularly with the exchange rates. All subscriptions can be canceled with a full refund within the first 14 days.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud All Apps unlocks a fully integrated Adobe toolstack for those working across multiple mediums and programs. Not everyone will need access to the likes of InDesign, Audition, and Lightroom, but if you're a busy creative working deep within the Adobe ecosystem, the All Apps subscription could make sense.

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 discounted rate. This package includes all the desktop and mobile applications, plus 100GB of cloud storage,

Premiere Pro student-teacher prices

Annual billed monthly: $19.99 / £16.24 / AU$21.99 a month for the first year, $29.99 / £25.28 / AU$43.99 a month afterward. 

Annual upfront: $239.88 / £238.42 / AU$343.07

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. 


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

Premiere Pro alternatives

Premiere Pro: Adobe alternatives and mobile apps

Premiere Pro is Adobe’s main video editing app, used to edit YouTube videos and Hollywood blockbusters. It's packed with features for precise non-linear editing, color correction, audio editing, effects, and more. At it's heart, it's a professional tool built for professional use.

But it's not the company's only video editor. 

Premiere Elements is a good choice for those who want a less complex video editing app without straying from Adobe. It's a bit more user-friendly for first-timers, and unlike Premiere Pro, the software is available on Windows and Mac for a one-off fee of $99.99 / £86.56 / AU$145.19. 

Premiere Rush is ideal for those who want to edit across desktop and mobile. It's a scaled-down, streamlined video editing app. True, it lacks Premiere Pro’s more complex features, but it's 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 and some Adobe Express subscriptions. Prices start at $10 / £10 / AU$15 per month.

See our guide how to download Adobe Premiere Rush for more details. 

There's even the very basic Adobe Express free online video editor, for when the deadline's really looming. But it doesn't compare to the power of either Elements or Rush, let alone Adobe's flagship video editor. 

Other alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe may dominate the video editor scene, but they're not the only game in Tinsel-town. 

We've tested out the very best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro - including some of the best free video editing software you can get, if you want to swerve any subscriptions. If you're just starting out, we've also highlighted a range of the best video editing software for beginners.

DaVinci Resolve is our top choice for the best free alternative to Premiere Pro. It's a professional tool, used in a lot of big-name, big-screen productions - and it's all completely free to use (although it may overwhelm newcomers). 

CyberLink PowerDirector is a great choice for beginners and experts alike, with a wealth of tools that rivals Premiere Pro in some areas.

Apple Final Cut Pro is the ideal Premiere Pro alternative for Mac users. It's just as feature-filled and film-focused, and it's gradually increasing in popularity with consumers and professional editors. For a lightweight free video editor on Mac and iOS, you can also try the much less-impressive Apple iMovie.

If you’re not convinced Premiere Pro is the right choice for you, we've compared Adobe Premiere Pro vs. Apple Final Cut Pro and explored whether to choose Premiere Pro or Lightworks

Kieron Moore

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.