Adobe has updated its Photoshop Elements image editing software and at the same time released a new version of its video editing application Premiere Elements.
Unlike Photoshop, the latest software is not subscription-based. The new Elements releases bring both application up-to-date with improved features and the addition of facilities that make it easier to edit smart-phone images and movie clips. Working with Adobe Revel, which is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows 8 tablets or computers, users can sync photos and videos between Photoshop or Premiere Elements between devices. Note: a full version of Revel for Android devices is still in preparation.
Other new features in Photoshop Elements 12 include:
– Content-Aware Move, which allows selected objects to be moved within a photo and automatically fills in the resulting empty spaces.
– Auto Smart Tone, which learns a user’s editing preferences and provides one-click adjustments based on their choices, which gets better the more you it is used.
– Straighten Tool, which now fills in missing edges through the use of Content-Aware technology.
– Pet Eye Correction has been added in response to customer requests for removal of flash reflection in animals’ eyes.
– Quick Frames, Effects and Textures provide one-click access to a variety of effects, as well as Restore Old Photo, which enable users to restore damaged or old photos.
There are also several new guided edit functions available and the latest version of Photoshop Elements also includes 64-bit support for Mac computers. A table comparing the features of Photoshop Elements from version 8 through to version 12 can be found at http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop-elements/buying-guide.html.
Photoshop Elements 12 is available as an upgrade from AU$99.99 (US$79.99) or the combined package of Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 from AU$149.99 (US$119.99). Details at http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop-elements.html.