Photoshop Elements 10 -- think Aperture Express
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Photoshop Elements 10 -- think Aperture Express

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements (http://www.adobe.com) are two topnotch products for the Mac. Recently upgraded to version 10, the consumer photo- and video-editing software packages are available as standalone products or as a single retail package.

Think of Photoshop Elements 10 as Aperture Express (or iPhoto Pro) if you will -- an application for those who want more power than iPhoto, but don't need all the bells and whistles of Apple's Aperture or Adobe's Lightroom. The latest version sports enhanced content-intelligent tools powered by the same engine that fuels Adobe Photoshop software. New Guided Edits, like Depth of Field and Picture Stack make life easier by providing step-by-step guidance to create photos. Also, Facebook enthusiasts can tag photos based on their Friends List.
 
Photoshop Elements 10 adds more ways to work with photos creatively, such as the ability to add text that automatically follows the outline of a subject or a custom path and crop guides for the best compositions. What's more, users can now apply 30 new Smart Brush effects by simply brushing over an area of the photo.

Visual Search, formerly just offered for Windows uses, has come to the Mac version of Photoshop Elements. This makes it easy to search for similar photos. Photoshop Elements automatically searches based on certain criteria, such as colors or shapes.

Version 10 also makes it easier to find and delete unwanted duplicates of photos. And, let's be honest, in this age of digital cameras, photos multiple faster than rabbits in mating season. With Duplicate Photo Search, the Elements Organizer can now detect duplicate photos so you can group or delete them.
 
Photoshop Elements has always been easy to use (which makes it better than the full-fledged Photoshop for most of us), but it's even easier in version 10, though its interface isn't quite as graceful as that of iPhoto. Guided Edit options -- and three new ones are added in version 10 -- walk you step-by-step through the process of achieving editing effects such as Out of Bounds, making an element of a photo appear to leap off the page in 3D, or retouching. Layer Masks let you create richly layered photos.

It's a no-brainer to match a favorite photo style with Adobe Photomerge Style Match. And it's a breeze to create panoramas with the Photomerge Panorama feature. Plus, there are plenty of filters, grids, text tools and more for advanced work.

What may be my favorite feature in both Elements and Premiere Elements is the Organizer, which is accessible from both apps. All media -- photos and video -- is tagged, searched, protected, and can be accessed from either product in the same way. Tagging enables you to quickly find what you need, and the Auto-Analyzer takes the work out of tagging your photos. Auto-Analyzer also has People Recognition, lets you quickly find specific people.

The new Object Search makes finding photos based on what is in them as easy as drawing a box around the object. What's more, to keep an entire collection of photos organized and clutter free, the new ability to search for duplicate photos helps users group and delete photos they don’t need.

With the enhanced Organizer integration between the two products, when you select video editing options in Photoshop Elements 10, Adobe Premiere Elements 10 will automatically launch. If the software isn't installed, a dialog box appears asking if you want to install the software from DVD or download a free 30-day trial.

Photoshop Elements 10 requires a multi-core Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher; QuickTime 7 is required for the multimedia features.

Photoshop Elements Premiere Elements are available separately for US$99.99 or as a bundle for US$149.99. New upgrade pricing allows past Photoshop Elements Premiere Element bundle users of any version of the Photoshop Elements Adobe Premiere Elements bundle to purchase Photoshop Elements 10 Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for $119.99. A subscription to Photoshop Elements 10 Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Plus is available in the U.S. only from within the product for $49.99 per year.

Some things you should note: the Creations tool from earlier versions of Photoshop Elements 3 and 4 is discontinued. To keep old creation files (calendars, photo album pages, or greeting cards created in earlier versions of the product, and slide shows created before Photoshop Elements 3), save the old files as PDF files using the previous version of the program, and then import them into Photoshop Elements 10.

If you're upgrading from Photoshop Elements 3, save your slide shows as .wmv files. Otherwise, slide shows created in Photoshop Elements 3 won't be visible in Photoshop Elements 10.

If you install Premiere Elements 10, then the Photoshop Elements slide show output option for Send to Premiere Elements stops working for older versions of Photoshop Elements (5 and earlier).

In Photoshop Elements 10, Adobe Photo Downloader has been integrated into the Windows AutoStart window that pops up when you first connect an external device like a camera or a USB drive. The Photo downloader can also be launched from within the Organizer, using  File Get Photos and Videos From Camera or Card Reader.

If you run multiple versions of the product at the same time, only the latest version can synchronize to Photoshop.com and use related membership services. But why would you do this?

If you're upgrading from Photoshop Elements 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8 or 9, Photoshop Album, or Photoshop Album Starter Edition, you may wish to rebuild the thumbnails for your files after installing Photoshop Elements 10 Also, updating previous catalogs (more than 30,000 photos) can take over an hour (possibly a few hours, if the catalog is large, and from an older version of Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Album).

Galleries have been discontinued in Photoshop Elements 10. If you are converting your catalog from an older version, such as Photoshop Elements 6, galleries are converted into albums, which are listed under Converted Galleries album group. While creating the galleries in the older version, if you had made any changes to certain templates, for example, added a title or subtitle to a template, those changes may not be retained in Photoshop Elements 10.0. If you haven't uninstalled the previous version of Photoshop Elements, then the galleries will also no longer be editable in the previous version.

Finally, Photoshop Elements 10 doesn't support the Map View that was available in previous versions (PSE5 onwards) of the product in Elements Organizer. If you're converting a catalog from a previous version of PSE your images will still retain any Geocoding that you had associated them by dropping them onto the map. However, you're not able to visualize those on the Map. If you had any Albums in your catalog that had the Map template applied to it, the Albums are converted to the default Elements Organizer template.

With version 10, Photoshop Elements is no longer Photoshop's underpowered little brother. It's become "Photoshop for the rest of us."

-- Dennis Sellers

 
AAPL
$100.53
Apple Inc.
+1.37
MSFT
$45.33
Microsoft Corpora
+0.22
GOOG
$586.86
Google Inc.
+4.70

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Chromium 36.0.1985.143 - Fast and stable...
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. FreeSMUG-Free OpenSource Mac User Group build is... Read more
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.10.6.1691 - Blu-r...
Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray... Read more
Apple Motion 5.1.2 - Create and customiz...
Apple Motion is designed for video editors, Motion 5 lets you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. Or create your own dazzling animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time... Read more
A Better Finder Rename 9.39 - File, phot...
A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better... Read more
PopChar X 6.6 - Floating window shows av...
PopChar X helps you get the most out of your font collection. With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar X provides a frustration-free way to access any font's special characters. Expanded... Read more
MacUpdate Desktop 6.0.2 - Install Mac ap...
MacUpdate Desktop 6 brings seamless 1-click installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.... Read more
PDFpenPro 6.3.2 - Advanced PDF toolkit f...
PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Create... Read more
PDFpen 6.3.2 - Edit and annotate PDFs wi...
PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Features... Read more
OS X Yosemite 10.10 DP6 - Developer Prev...
Note: This is a Developer Preview. You must be a registered Apple Mac Developer to download this update. You can also sign up for the free OS X Beta Program to download and preview public beta... Read more
Flavours 1.1.15 - Create and apply theme...
Flavours is a Mac application that allow users to create, apply and share beautifully designed themes. Classy Give your Mac a gorgeous new look by applying delicious themes! Easy Unleash your... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Go to Bed – An Interview With Touchfight...
Touchfight Games is an exciting new indie studio that was co-formed between game journalist and author Nathan Meunier, artist Leonard Kenyon, and programmer Jon Kenyon. Their debut game Go To Bed will be released this fall, and with all the... | Read more »
Assault Vector Review
Assault Vector Review By Rob Thomas on August 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SIMPLE STRATEGYUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad While this hex-based warp ride is fine in theory, Assault Vector is a bit too simple to be... | Read more »
Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer has Taken the App...
Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer has Taken the App Store by Storm Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad | Read more »
It Came from Canada: Galaxy Dash
With its use of well-established tropes like endless flying and sci-fi space shooting, the upcoming Galaxy Dash: Race to the Outer Run most likely won’t confound expectations. However, with its robust amount of opportunities for fun player... | Read more »
PromptSmart Review
PromptSmart Review By Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SNAPPY SPEECHGIVINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Offering you a teleprompter in your pocket, PromptSmart is immensely helpful for those who do... | Read more »
The Firm (Games)
The Firm 1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1 (iTunes) Description: RELEASE SPECIAL SALE 50%! Welcome to THE FIRM, Your profil retained our full consideration and we have the pleasure to inform you that your... | Read more »
They Need To Be Fed 3 (Games)
They Need To Be Fed 3 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: 360 degree gravity platforming is back! Run, jump, collect, avoid enemies and feed yourself to the monster at the... | Read more »
Who Wore it Best? Phantom Flower vs. And...
Who Wore it Best? takes a break from all the bloodshed to check out two decidedly tranquil and nature-loving puzzles games: Phantom Flower and And Then it Rained. [ Who Wore it Best? Phantom Flower vs. And Then it Rained is a post from... | Read more »
Sentinel 4: Dark Star Review
Sentinel 4: Dark Star Review By Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2014 Our Rating: :: STURDY TOWER DEFENSEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad After 4 years, the latest entry to the Sentinel series is here. It’s not quite as... | Read more »
TrashEver2 - You can move your selected...
TrashEver2 - You can move your selected notes to trash box. 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Productivity Price: $.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: TrashEver is an application only for throwing away the note of Evernote... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Razer Taipan Mouse For Gamers And Non-Gamers...
If you’re a serious gamer on either Mac or Windows PCs, a serious gaming mouse is a necessity for first-tier performance. However, even if like me you’re not much of a gamer, there’s still a strong... Read more
15-inch 2.2GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $1899,...
Adorama has the new 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1899 including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this... Read more
Mid-Size Tablet Shootout Posted: iPad mini wi...
I ‘m curious about how many iPads Apple is actually selling these days. It’s been widely rumored and anticipated that new models with A8 SoCs, 2 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel cameras, and fingerprint... Read more
The 15 Biggest iPad Air Problems And How To A...
What’s this? Fifteen “biggest” problems with the iPad Air? Does that mean there are a lot of smaller problems as well? Say it isn’t so! My old iPad 2 has manifested no hardware problems in three... Read more
TYLT Syncable-Duo, 2-in-1 USB Cable With Appl...
TYLT has introduced the Syncable-Duo, a universal cable solution for charging and syncing data to smartphones and tablets. The Syncable-Duo eliminates the need for multiple cables by incorporating... Read more
Save up to $140 off MSRP with Apple refurbish...
Apple is offering Certified Refurbished iPad Airs for up to $140 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free. Stock tends to come and go with some of these... Read more
2.5GHz Mac mini on sale for $549, save $50
B&H Photo has the 2.5GHz Mac mini on sale for $549.99 including free shipping. That’s $50 off MSRP, and B&H will also include a free copy of Parallels Desktop software. NY sales tax only. Read more
Chromebooks Are Actually Sometimes A Better C...
Mac360′s Kate MacKenzie notes that when Steve Jobs announced the post-PC era, he was assuming that the dominant post-PC device would be the iPad he was unveiling, or another Apple product like the... Read more
Files-Finder Edition 1.0 app Brings Finder/Ex...
Appsicum’s Files Finder App is designed for iPad users who miss the functionality of the OS X Finder and Windows’ Explorer on their tablet. Files-Finder Edition App is a complete tool having rich... Read more
Apple and Samsung Both Face Growth Declines I...
As the tablet PC market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is also weakening, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment... Read more

Jobs Board

Project Manager / Business Analyst, WW *Appl...
…a senior project manager / business analyst to work within our Worldwide Apple Fulfillment Operations and the Business Process Re-engineering team. This role will work Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** As businesses discover the power of Apple computers and mobile devices, it's your job - as a Solutions Engineer - to show them how to introduce these Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** As more and more people discover Apple , they visit our stores seeking ways to incorporate our products into their lives. It's your job, as a Store Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** Being a Business Manager at an Apple Store means you're the catalyst for businesses to discover and leverage the power, ease, and flexibility of Apple Read more
Project Manager / Business Analyst, WW *Appl...
…a senior project manager / business analyst to work within our Worldwide Apple Fulfillment Operations and the Business Process Re-engineering team. This role will work Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.