Thursday, June 1, 2017

PE 15: Program Installed From Adobe Disc Or Adobe Download?


Frequently the question arises as to whether or not the installed Premiere Elements program is the same if it is installed using the Adobe disc instead of the Adobe download. Keep in mind that, at this time, Adobe direct sells only the download version which is marketed as full featured (trial or purchase); whereas the program on Adobe disc as well as a downloaded version can be purchased from 3rd party vendors. Typically, the question of disc versus download install is answered by the reply that the installed program is same from either type of install.

One scenario that causes this type of question relates to user with a computer which does not come with a DVD drive. Another scenario may involve the user who wants the same program on desktop with DVD drive and, at the same time, on a second computer that does not come with DVD drive.

Be it Adobe Premiere Elements 15 DVD disc or the Adobe Premiere Elements 15 download, operating system support is for Windows 7 SP1, 8, or 10 64 bit (32 bit systems no longer supported) or Mac with 64 bit multicore Intel processor including operating system information Mac OSX 10.10 or 10.11 or 10.12.
Note: Photoshop Elements 15/Premiere Elements 15 combo box packaging gives the Mac OSX 10.10 or 10.11. Adobe Premiere Elements 15 download page is not specific. Adobe Premiere Elements 15 System Requirements online document includes Mac OSX 10.12 as well as 10.10 or 10.11.


Language availability for a Premiere Elements version's DVD disc versus download should be considered for Premiere Elements Windows or Mac. See HERE. This focus will use Premiere Elements 15 and data from the Adobe Premiere Elements 15 download and the Adobe Premiere Elements 15 DVD disc which was purchased as part of a Photoshop Elements15/Premiere Elements 15 combo box packaged from a USA consumer electronics retailer.


Language Versions Availability Data From Online Adobe Premiere Elements 15 System Requirements Data 

Windows      Mac
English          English
French           French
German         German
Japanese       Japanese

Language Version Availability Data from Adobe Premiere Elements 15 Download Page and from Options/Language from an actual Adobe Premiere Elements 15 Windows download from Adobe

The Adobe System Requirements page data agree with the Adobe Premiere Elements download page data for Premiere Elements 15 Windows Mac. However, when Premiere Elements 15 Windows is actually downloaded from Adobe, the Options dialog's Language choices are the same as those found on the DVD Options/Language (includes Simplified Chinese).

Language Version Availability Data from Adobe Premiere Elements 15 Windows DVD* 
(Language selection options as seen at beginning of program install on Windows 10 Home 64 bit)

English (North America)

English translations for above top to bottom: English (North America), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese.


At this time, time permitted the above observations for only Premiere Elements 15 Windows and the program's sources cited. I do not have a Mac computer; consequently any Mac information is taken from what I have read.
*Important Note August 28, 2017. Use of Premiere Elements 15 disc for program installation today appears to include the language options for the following now whereas they were not seen in this earlier work with this same DVD disc installation source and computer.

Traditional Chinese  繁體中文 
Korean 한국어 
Work in progress to explain this mystery.