Adobe Systems, Inc., has announced two new products for digital photo and digital video users. Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Windows, a new version of Adobe's consumer photo editing software, adds powerful and intuitive ways to organize, edit, and share photos, while Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software for Windows brings control, ease of use, and more options for creative digital video editing, according to the announcement. The two programs are available together in a single package, or as separate products.
Photoshop Elements 4.0 delivers more editing power with the new Magic Selection Brush that allows users to select specific parts of photos for easy color, lighting, and contrast adjustments. The Magic Extractor extracts subjects from photos, with advanced edge defringing, for composites. Smart technology behind new features enables photo enhancement with automatic red eye removal across a batch of photos; one-click skin tone correction; and Face Tagging, which allows users to keep photos at their fingertips with new ways to find and view them.
Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 makes it easy to import video clips from all digital video devices, experiment with hundreds of professional transitions and effects, and burn videos to DVD, the announcement states. Users can create professional-looking DVDs with customizable menus, or transfer their personal video to portable video players.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 Plus Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 for Windows is available as a bundle at an estimated street price of US $149.99. Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 for Windows XP (Home, Professional, and Media Center with Service Pack 2) is available for an estimated street price of US $99.99. Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Windows XP (Home, Professional with Service Pack 2 or Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) is available for an estimated street price of US $99.99.
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Source: Adobe Systems, Inc., http://www.adobe.com