Premiere Elements versions are standalone versions.
When Adobe talks about upgrade version, it is using upgrade in a price break sense of the word. That is, if you can show proof of
an earlier version of Premiere Elements and if you purchase from Adobe direct, Adobe sells you the product at its "upgrade price"
rather than what it calls its "full price". Either way, you get the same product, just different price. If you purchase the product from
an authorized reseller then you are governed by the authorized reseller's price and return policy.
Be advised that Adobe is expected to release a new version of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements before the end of
What video editing features are you lacking in Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 that you plan on finding and utilizing in Premiere Elements
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