Adobe introduced Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows and Mac, this new image editing software will be available next month for $99.99. Here's what's new in the Windows version:
With the enhanced Organizer, Windows users of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 can easily manage media and find photo and video clips even faster than before. The new Auto-Analyzer automatically analyzes and tags media so users can quickly find the most interesting and highest quality content and People Recognition identifies people in photos, becoming more intelligent over time, as it learns to associate names and faces. Also, consumers can now automatically synch all their media across multiple computers.
Photoshop Elements 8 brings editing capabilities and simplicity to a new level. With Adobe Photomerge® Exposure, users can simply merge multiple shots of the same scene, with and without a flash, together to create a perfectly lit photo that shows every detail. Leveraging Photoshop CS4 technology, the new Recompose provides users with an easy way to automatically resize photos without distorting the most important parts. Additionally, Quick Fix previews allow users to visually choose the best color, 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.
For even more creative possibilities, Windows users have the option to purchase Plus. Additional benefits include 20GB of storage for automatic online backup and sharing (up to 15,000 photos or four hours of DVD-quality video), as well as regular deliveries of tutorials, tips and tricks, seasonal artwork and interactive online templates sent directly to the desktop software. Photos and videos can also be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection at Photoshop.com.
Additionally, Adobe also introduced Premiere Elements 8 for Windows, this new video editing software will be available next month for $99.99.
This major release enables users to easily create incredible movies, offering automated "smart" options that take the work out of video editing, easy-to-apply professional-quality effects and a new Organizer to manage all media in one convenient location.
Adobe Premiere Elements 8 offers users a new full-featured Organizer, a powerful media management hub for both video- and photo-related activities. It is now easier than ever for users to find, view and manage their media in one place. The Auto-Analyzer automatically analyzes and tags media so users can find the most interesting and highest quality content with ease. Users can also quickly tag footage while previewing it in full screen and automatically synch all their media across multiple computers.
In addition, Premiere Elements 8 offers new intelligent features that take the hard work out of video editing, making it simple to create impressive movies. SmartFix ensures that every clip looks its best by automatically fixing shaky footage and color and lighting problems; Smart Trim identifies and helps users get rid of the least interesting, lowest quality footage; and SmartMix seamlessly balances audio elements to give videos professional-quality sound throughout.
Users can also make their videos stand out by applying fun, professional-quality effects. With new motion-tracking capabilities, users can add graphics, text and effects – such as thought bubbles and motion blur – that automatically follow a subject within a scene. New movie themes and greater customization controls are available in InstantMovie, and video creations can be shared with new interactive Online Album templates or via YouTube, mobile devices, DVD and Blu-ray Disc.