updated 04:45 pm EST, Mon November 16, 2009
Software attemps to simplify photo processing
onOne has published Photo Essentials 3, an updated version of its extension for Photoshop Elements. The add-on attempts to simplify certain tasks in Adobe's software, such as color correction, framing, enlargements and background removal. The latest edition introduces Make It Cool, a module which applies effects from a list of over 40, including sepia toning and simulated HDR (high dynamic range).
Color correction is now said to be improved, and more content has been added to the Frame It module. Photo Essentials 3 is $70 new, or $50 as an upgrade. Mac users must have at least Elements 6 or 8, along with Mac OS X 10.4.11, 2GB of RAM, a 1.8GHz processor and 256MB of video memory.