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
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.