updated 02:10 am EDT, Tue August 26, 2008
Photoshop Premiere Element
Adobe on Tuesday unveiled Photoshop Elements 7, and Premiere Elements 7, two major version upgrades to its consumer photo and video editing applications, including Photoshop.com memberships with either app. Photoshop Elements 7 introduces several new tools and utilities, including several one-step Quick Fix tools. Quick Fix allows users to remedy common problems with sky color, or teeth whitening, while the Smart Brush can quickly improve lighting, add textures, or apply over fifty effects to a specific area.
Photoshop Elements 7 also includes a new Scene Cleaner, which can remove obstructions that clutter the object of a photograph. In addition, Adobe introduced several new Online Albums, which are based on the company's Flash technology.
Premiere Elements 7 adds in-depth functionality for the AVCHD format, allowing users to quickly find, tag, and use video clips based on quality, number of faces in the scene, and other scenarios. Users can also opt to create InstantMovies, which will add music, titles, transitions, and arrange clips to fit a particular theme – such as a birthday or wedding.
Videomerge offers users simplified green screening, and projects can be optimized for Blu-ray, mobile phones, or YouTube, right from within the application.
Both applications offer a free one-year membership to Photoshop.com, giving users access to templates, special effects, tutorials, and more, as well as 20GB of storage for their finished projects or mobile media.
Photoshop Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 7 will be available in October for $100 each, or together as a bundle for $150.