Adobe Announces Landmark Release of Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8
Adobe has announced two new versions of its photo- and video-editing software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere Elements 8 for Windows. Available together as a single retail package or as standalone products, the software equips users with two powerful yet easy-to-use products for all their photo and video needs. In addition, Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac providing users with new capabilities to make amazing photos with ease.
Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 customers now have access to smart tools with built-in intelligence that bring their photo and video editing to new heights. With Photoshop Elements 8, Adobe makes cutting-edge innovation accessible to consumers who want to do more with their photos. Premiere Elements 8 unveils new smart and automatic tools that take the work out of video editing, allowing users to quickly and easily create impressive movies.
Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 Bundle (Windows) offers customers a feature-rich organiser to unite photos and videos:
· The new Auto-Analyser automatically analyses and tags the most interesting and highest-quality photos and video footage.
· People Recognition identifies people in photos, becoming more intelligent over time, as it learns to associate names and people.
· New full-screen previews display photos and video clips in the slideshow mode directly in the Organiser. Users can also make quick edits to photos or tag video footage while viewing them.
· In addition, users can now synch all their media on multiple computers automatically.
Photoshop Elements 8 (Windows): Intelligent technology to create extraordinary photos:
· Photomerge Exposure creates a perfectly lit photo that shows every detail by combining multiple shots of the same scene – with or without a flash – in just a few simple clicks.
· Leveraging Photoshop CS4 technology, the new Recompose provides users with an easy way to automatically resize photos without distorting the most important parts.
· Quick Fix previews allow users to visually choose the best colour, contrast and lighting adjustments from a series of previews.
· Once photo creations are ready to be shared, Photoshop Elements 8 offers new interactive Online Album templates that can showcase photos and videos together.
Premiere Elements 8 (Windows): Automated options make incredible movies:
· Smart Fix ensures that every clip looks its best by automatically fixing shaky footage and colour and lighting problems.
· Smart Trim identifies and helps get rid of the least interesting, lowest quality footage.
· Smart Mix seamlessly balances audio elements to give videos professional-quality sound throughout.
· Motion-tracking capabilities give users the power to add graphics, text and effects - such as thought bubbles and motion blur - that will automatically follow a subject within a scene.
Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: Powerful new tools for quick and easy organisation, photo editing and exciting effects:
· For organisation, Mac users have full access to all the features in Bridge CS4, which provides quick organisation with a custom viewing workspace and full-screen preview with one-click close-ups. Keyword tags and a variety of search options also make it easy to find photos quickly.
· Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac now includes all of the intelligent photo-editing options as the Windows version. In addition to Photomerge Exposure, Recompose and Quick Fix previews, Mac users will have access to the following new tools:
- Photomerge Scene Cleaner for brushing away unwanted elements, such as tourists or cars, from a series of photos to create the perfect scene.
- The Smart Brush helps apply incredible effects to a specific area of a photo with a single stroke.
- Touch-Up brushes make common editing tasks quick, such as whitening teeth or making bright blue skies.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere Elements 8 software for Windows is available now at www.adobe.com, and will be available soon at retail outlets such as Amazon.com, Costco.com, Best Buy, Office Depot and Office Max.
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