Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Adobe Premiere Elements 9 for Windows and Mac, the newest release of its consumer photo- and video-editing software. Available as standalone products or as a single package, the Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9 bundle offers a complete photo and video editing solution delivering the two products at a compelling price point for education, according to the announcement. This release also brings Premiere Elements to the Mac platform for the first time.
Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 feature the tools teachers need to help students make the most of their photo and video projects. Adapted from Photoshop CS5's Content Aware Fill feature, the content intelligence in the Spot Healing Brush analyzes what's in the image and quickly de-clutters or repairs photos (like removing tourists from a crowded scene) with a swipe of a brush, magically filling in the background. Several new Guided Edit options walk users step-by-step through the process of achieving editing effects such as Out of Bounds, which makes an element of a photo appear to leap off the page in 3D, creating pop art masterpieces, or retouching made easy via the perfect portraits feature.
With Premiere Elements 9, users can quickly create movies with the help of intelligent tools that automatically fix audio problems, trim away bad footage, stabilize shaky shots and correct bad color and lighting problems. Any video can be turned into an animated film with the new Cartoon Effect, and optimized performance makes editing and viewing smooth, even in HD.
It is now easier to upload and import from popular Flip Video camcorders and DSLR cameras. The Organizer allows users to tag and view photos and videos in one central place. The Auto-Analyzer helps users tag the best photos and videos and also identifies specific faces in photos. Users can combine media together into dynamic interactive Online Albums, and create an online DVD-like viewing experience to share with friends and family. Users can customize flexible scrapbook and photo book layout designs, with drag-and-drop simplicity, for automatic placement of photos within a template or easy access to any Photoshop Elements editing feature from directly within the software. Creations can then be printed immediately or through an online print service provider.
Teachers can join the Adobe Education Exchange, where they can access free teaching and learning resources contributed by a community of educators and the Adobe Education Team For more information, visit http://edexchange.adobe.com/. Free training videos for both products are available on Adobe TV at http://tv.adobe.com.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Adobe Premiere Elements 9 software for Windows and Mac is now available through Adobe Authorized Resellers, Adobe Direct Sales and the Adobe Education Store at www.adobe.com/store. The bundle is available for an educational price of US$119.00. Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 software for Windows and Mac are available as stand-alone products for an price of US$69.00.
Source: Adobe Systems Incorporated, www.adobe.com