Adobe has released Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12, new versions of the consumer photo and video-editing software. According to Lea Hickman, vices president, Products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe, enhancements in Photoshop Elements 12 include:
° Mobile access -- With Elements Mobile Albums, customers always have access to their pics. Powered by Adobe Revel, people can view, edit and share their photos and videoson their smartphones, tablets and desktop devices whether at home or on-the-go.
° Content-Aware Move -- This exclusive Adobe technology lets customers move objects within a photo and automatically fills in resulting empty spaces.
° Pet Eye Correction -- Added in response to customer requests, Pet Eye provides a solution to the problem of flash reflection in animals’ eyes, which is not addressed by Red Eye correction technology.
° Auto Smart Tone -- Intelligent software that learns a customer’s editing preferences, resulting in one-click adjustments based on their choices, which gets better the more you use it.
° Quick frames, effects and textures -- One-click photo frames, effects and textures, inspired by the most popular looks customers have been creating in Expert mode.
° Guided edits -- Step-by-step instructions to create Zoom Burst and Photo Puzzle effects, as well as Restore Old Photo, which enable users to restore damaged or old photos.
° Straighten Tool -- It now fills in missing edges through the use of exclusive Content-Aware technology.
° The ability to share a photo with a tweet on Twitter.
° 64-bit support for Macs.
New features and tools in Premiere Elements 12 include:
° Guided Edits -- Step-by-step navigation on how to get started, trim frames, add scores, transitions, titles and narrations, as well as animating graphics and creating pictures within pictures.
° Scores -- More than 50 soundtracks that automatically regenerate to fit the duration of a clip to help users create home movies with perfectly timed intros, outros and background music.
° More than 250 sound effects.
° Auto Smart Tone -- The same exclusive technology found in Photoshop Elements 12, for video.
° Film Looks -- Four new filters to add stylized Hollywood flare to home movies including Comic, Trinity, Yesteryear and Cross Process.
° Motion tracking -- Spotlight your subject by adding graphics, text and effects that move with the object.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 (Mac and Windows) are immediately available for purchase at www.adobe.com for US$99.99, with upgrade pricing of $79.99. The Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12 bundle is available now for $149.99, with upgrade pricing of $119.99. They will soon be available at retail stores such as Adorama Camera, Inc, Amazon.com, B & H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Best Buy Canada, New Egg, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples and Staples Canada.
Adobe Revel is an app available for iOS and Windows devices. The app is free for up to 50 photo or video uploads per month.