You can download the program and have FREE unrestricted use for 30 days. What happens after the 30 days are up? It simply quits working and if you want to continue to use it, you can pay for it through Adobe's website and it will be permanently activated for use. Or you can shop around to see if you can find it cheaper somewhere else.
Amazon usually has a pretty low price for Elements. The video below shows exactly where to get your free trial. You'll be prompted to install Adobe Download Assistant.
If you don't have an Adobe ID, you can easily create one by using the button provided in that window. Your Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 free trial will automatically download after you install the Download Assistant. It's all pretty intuitive and you can feel safe using Adobe's website.
Don't waste your free days! It seems to me that in previous years your free days for the trial were only counted for days that you actually opened up the program. In other words if you started your free trial, after day one of trying it out you would quit out of Elements and you would have 29 days left.
Then if you didn't open it until 3 days later, you would still have 29 days left. I don't remember for sure but that's how I thought it was. Well if it was like that, it's not anymore. Now the 30 days are consecutive whether you use PSE 12 or not. Just wanted you to be aware of that so you can make sure to use it as much as possible during your trial. During the Adobe Photoshop Elements free trial period, you'll see a counter when you launch Elements that shows how many days are left of your free trial.
Good luck and let me know what you think of Photoshop Elements 12 in the comments below.
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