Adobe has announced the availability of the latest versions of its consumer-focused video- and photo-editing software, Premiere Elements 10 and Photoshop Elements 10.
The budget versions of Adobe's more professional software will be available separately or as a bundle with the pair costing £119 (including VAT) or £98 if you’re upgrading from a previous version of the software.
The updated Photoshop Elements software has added more “ways to work 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. Also, users can now apply 30 new Smart Brush effects by simply brushing over an area of the photo.
Premiere Elements 10 will add enhanced zoom and pan capability with an automated mode eliminating the need to find faces during the pan and zoom process. Direct uploads to Facebook and YouTube are also now possible as well as export in AVCHD format allowing users to burn high quality HD movies.
Correcting and enhancing your footage is now a one-click process and the new InstantMovie feature promises “themes that intelligently build movies in seconds.”
Organisation is also a major feature of the new software with the Organiser offering the new Object Search which finds photos based on what is in them by drawing a box around the object – be it a particular landmark or your pet lizard.
Elements Plus is also available to Elements 10 owners, offering 20GB of online storage to automatically backup you photos or video online – but with an accompanying fee.
“The new features expand the creative possibilities with photos and videos. And now, more than ever, people who capture photos are experimenting with video, so we’re offering new tools and technology that bring video editing to photographers in a way that is natural and easy for them,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products, Adobe.
Both Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 are available now from the Adobe website for Mac or Windows.