Adobe has unveiled the latest updates to its popular consumer-level photo and video editing applications.


The new Organiser at the heart of Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018. (Source: Adobe.)

Both programs come with new features to make finding, enhancing and sharing images and movie clips easier and, in some cases, automatic. At the heart of Photoshop Elements 2018 is a new Organiser with an Auto-Curate function that can sort through a large batch of your photos to select the best ones, based upon image quality, faces, subjects or other criteria.   The Slideshows function has also been updated and users can turn curated photos and video clips into dynamic slideshows with just one click and add your own theme, music and/or captions. Eight new Guided Edits provide step-by-step instructions to simplify otherwise complex tasks. This brings the total number of Guided Edits to 67, which allow users to Swap Backgrounds, Create Double Exposures, Add Artistic Overlay Effects, Turn Photos into Watercolours, and Create fun bounce-back effects.

A new Auto Selection function makes it easy to select a subject from its background; simply click, drag and it’s done. Another function that’s sure to be popular it the ability to copy the open eyes from one photo and blend them into another  in which the subject’s eyes are closed.

New features in Premiere Elements 2018 include Candid Moments, which enables users to extract frames from  raw video footage and Smart Trim, which finds and brings together the best scenes based on the style of your video.

For a complete list of what’s new and improved, visit the  Photoshop Elements 2018  and  Premiere Elements 2018  features pages. Check out project tutorials for  Photoshop Elements  and  Premiere Elements   by clicking on those links.

Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018 will sell individually for AU$145.19 each or US$116.59 as an upgrade. The combined package with both programs is priced at AU$219.99 or US$175.99 for upgrades to both programs.