CONS of Adobe Photoshop Elements Crack
- Slow output rendering speed
- No 360-degree VR or 3D editing
- No multicam support
- No screen recording capability
Video Editing Interface
Adobe Photoshop Elements v2022.4 Crack video editing interface remains largely the same in the latest version, with the standard timeline across the bottom and preview and content panels sharing the top half of its window. I like that the content panel collapses when you’re not using it, for a bigger view of the video window. The editing interface has three mode tabs: Quick, Guided, and Expert.
When the editor launches, you get four main options in the middle: Add Media, Create a Template-Based Movie, Tell Your Story Using Titles, and Learn Video Editing. Alternatively, you can choose File > New > Project from the menus, where you now see a choice of aspect ratios for the movie. If the first clip you place on the timeline has a different aspect ratio, the project takes that, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.
Luckily, a Force Selected Project Preset to This Project check box avoids that issue. Another issue I have with Elements is that you can’t change project properties any time after you create it, even during export.
Touch screens Supported
Touch screens on PCs are increasingly common (they’re included on all Surface Pros and Surface Laptops), and they get excellent support in the recent versions of Windows. I’m happy to see Adobe also putting in the effort to support this input option, at least in the Organizer and in Premiere Element’s Quick mode.
That said, the support could be better. You can scrub through video and add and split clips, but some controls are still on the small side for pudgy-finger manipulation. There’s no touch-specific interface option like that in Photoshop and Lightroom.
As with most consumer video editing software, the program creates a lower-resolution proxy version of your clips for quicker performance while editing. You can hit the Render button at any time to see the full-resolution movie, but this can take several minutes, depending on your video length and resolution. A line above the timeline shows which clips are rendered—green for done, and yellow for not ready.
You can capture and import video and photos from within the editor as well as from the Organizer. The Editor’s Add Media button offers choices to get media from the Organizer (which opens a preview panel), from files and folders, or directly from cameras and devices.
Supports 4K content
Elements supports 4K content, so owners of a GoPro Hero or any recent flagship smartphone can take advantage of their cameras’ top resolutions. In my testing, even 5K footage from a recent GoPro doesn’t present a problem.
Premiere Elements now supports the H.265 High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) format on Windows. This finally worked for me, but when I added an HEVC clip to an existing project containing non-HEVC content, the results were unreliable, sometimes showing ghost images of the other clips and sometimes being oddly framed.
When I started a fresh project and inserted HEVC there were no such problems. Also note that the program doesn’t let you export to HEVC format, only to import it.
The program still doesn’t support 3D or 360-degree VR clips. Those could be considered niche usage cases, but competitors such as Magix Movie Edit Pro, Vegas Movie Studio, and PowerDirector (as well as Final Cut Pro on the Mac) have long supported these formats, and it’s not that unusual to see 360 video in social media posts.
Lacks Screen-Cam Recording
Adobe Photoshop Elements v2022.4 Crack also lacks screen-cam recording, which lets you create videos of desktop activity on your computer screen, a feature offered by Corel VideoStudio Pro and PowerDirector.
And there’s no multicam editing feature, which lets you sync the same scene shot with different cameras at different angles, as found in PowerDirector and Magix Movie Edit Pro. Mac users get strong multicam editing in Final Cut Pro, our Editors’ Choice pick for video editing on the Mac.
The Project Assets panel helpfully drops down to show thumbnails of all your clips, audio, and image files. This resembles the way pro software uses bins to keep track of assets. There’s also a helpful History window, which lets you see what your project looked like at any point during your previous edits. You can also search within the transition and effect selection boxes, which I find helpful.
One thing I miss on the Expert mode’s timeline is the ability to quickly solo a track, hiding all the others, though you can hide either a video or audio track by clicking on the film or speaker icons at the head of the timeline.
Also missing is the ability to zoom the timeline in and out with the mouse wheel, which most competitors offer. You can’t pop out panels into their own separate windows as you can in Vegas Movie Studio, but you can use a dual-monitor setup. A final interface annoyance is that Premiere Elements’ windows don’t follow Windows standards, so you can’t for example drag a window to the side to take up half the screen or shake the title bar to minimize other programs.
Quick Mode Edits Your Clips for You
Quick mode offers a clear, simple way to join video clips, add titles, transitions, image correction, soundtracks, and effects—all without requiring you to work in a labyrinth of tracks and controls. It uses an iMovie-like storyboard view of clips and is one of the cleanest views you’ll see anywhere.
A scrubber lets you move through your movie, and you can easily apply freeze-frames and rotation using buttons. Smart Trim and speed-altering are within easy access from each clip thumbnail. Another button lets you add music, with options to fade in and out.
The big new feature for the 2022 release is Auto Reframe. This, as it sounds, changes the aspect ratio of a clip by cropping it. The tool uses Adobe Sensei AI to determine what’s important in the frame and crops to show it.
In my testing, it worked almost instantly, and unlike my attempts with similar tools in Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut, it worked quite well in my tests, keeping a person centered, as you can see in the sample here. I’ve shown the clip in its original aspect ratio in the small trimmer tool on the right. If you’re not happy with the crop, you can adjust its offset, position, scale, and rotation, from the Applied FX panel accessible on the right side of the interface.
Adobe Photoshop Elements v2022.4 Crack Smart Trim identifies poor-quality sections of your media and can delete them all at once. Style choices—People, Action, and Mix—affect what sections of the clips are retained. It automatically selected Action for my bike-stunt test video, and trim suggestions appeared with no waiting required.
You can preview the suggested trims. The app did a good job of selecting the most active scenes, though one short section was dull, and some farther-away bike tricks weren’t included. It also removed out-of-focus and shaky sections, which I appreciated.
Handles let you easily extend the selections, and you can simply use the Delete key to remove one. If you have long footage of limited interest, Smart Trim is a helpful tool.
Adobe Photoshop Elements v2022.4 Crack video editor is easy to use and offers plenty of help. It trails the competition when it comes to features and rendering performance, however. New for 2022 are the Auto Reframe feature, more aspect ratios, and additional guided edits.