Adobe has announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle for Mac and Windows, the newest version of Adobe’s consumer photo- and video-editing software.
The products are available separately for US$99.99 or as a bundle for US$149.99. Users can purchase Elements Plus (details are below) from within the product for $49.99 a year.
Photoshop Elements 10 features enhanced content-intelligent tools powered by the same engine that fuels Adobe Photoshop software. New Guided Edits, like Depth of Field and Picture Stack, provide step-by-step guidance to create photos. Also, Facebook enthusiasts have the ability to tag photos based on their Friends List.
Photoshop Elements 10 also adds more ways to work with photos creatively, like the ability to add text that automatically follows the outline of a subject or a custom path and crop guides for the best compositions. Also, users can now apply 30 new Smart Brush effects by simply brushing over an area of the photo.
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 includes new tools that take the work out of video editing and let users focus on making incredible home movies, says Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products, Adobe. Features include one-click tools that correct and enhance visual clarity for perfect color throughout the movie and new InstantMovie themes that intelligently build movies in seconds, he adds.
Enhanced pan and zoom capability are designed to add drama to a story and automated options take the work out of finding faces with the pan and zoom process. Sharing finished projects is done via options to upload directly to Facebook and YouTube, as well as export in AVCHD format, allowing users to burn high quality HD movies.
The Organizer offers the ability to organize and manage files. The new Object Search makes finding photos based on what is in them as easy as drawing a box around the object, according to Hendrickson. Also, 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.
Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 users can purchase Adobe’s integrated online services Elements Plus, which includes 20GB of storage for automatic online backup and sharing (up to 15,000 photos or four hours of DVD-quality video), as well as access to an extensive library of how-to’s, artwork, templates, movie themes and effects.
Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 offer users a set of sharing capabilities for today’s social and mobile worlds. Whether a social networking site or sharing service like Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Photoshop.com or a personal website, users can share creations directly from within the Elements Organizer and view them from virtually anywhere on the go. Photoshop Elements 10 also enables developers to create tablet and mobile applications that interact with the software via the included application programming interface, opening the possibilities for interactivity between touch devices and Photoshop Elements.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 software for Windows and Mac is available now at http://www.adobe.com, and will soon be available at retail outlets such as Adorama, Amazon.com, B and H, Best Buy, Buy.com, Dell, New Egg, Office Depot, Office Max and Staples.
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.