Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12
Adobe has announced the next generation of its consumer photography and video-editing apps. The company took the wraps off of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 tonight. The apps have traditionally been aimed at the "hobbyist" market, and the latest version of each plays the increasing importance of mobile devices for those users, with the advent of mobile integration that makes it easy to wirelessly share your photos and videos between your iPhone and Adobe's desktop apps.
TUAW will have reviews of both apps soon, but for now check out the full list of new features included in the latest versions below.
NEW PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 12 FEATURES
- Mobile Connectivity -- With Elements Mobile Albums, consumers now have full mobile integration to view and share photos across their devices via Adobe® RevelTM, and publish and share to Private Web Albums.
- Content-Aware Move -- This exclusive Adobe technology lets customers easily move objects within a photo and automatically fills in resulting empty spaces.
- Straighten Tool -- Now fills in missing edges through the use of exclusive Content-Aware technology.
- Auto Smart Tone -- Exclusive intelligent software that learns customer preferences, resulting in one-click adjustments based on their choices.
- Quick Frames, Effects and Textures -- One-click photo frames, effects and textures, inspired by the most popular looks customers have been creating in Expert mode.
- Guided Edits -- Step-by-step instructions to create Zoom Burst and Photo Puzzle effects, as well as Restore Old Photo, which enables users to restore damaged or old photos.
- Pet Eye Correction -- Added in response to customer requests, Pet Eye provides an easy solution to the problem of flash reflection in animals' eyes, which is not addressed by Red Eye correction technology.
- 64-bit support for Mac -- Allows for more efficient use of built-in memory, maximizing performance and enabling larger image files and videos to be edited quickly.
NEW PREMIERE ELEMENTS 12 FEATURES
- Mobile Connectivity -- With Elements Mobile Albums, consumers now have full mobile integration to view and share videos across their devices via Adobe® RevelTM, and publish and share to Private Web Albums.
- Auto Smart Tone -- The same exclusive technology found in Photoshop Elements 12.
- Scores -- More than 50 soundtracks that automatically regenerate to fit the duration of a clip, making it easy to create home movies with perfectly timed intros, outros and background music.
- Sound Effects -- More than 250 effects that add excitement and dimension to audio tracks.
- Guided Edits -- Step-by-step navigation on how to get started, trim frames, add scores, transitions, titles and narrations, as well as animating graphics and creating pictures within pictures.
- Film Looks -- Four new filters add stylized Hollywood flare to home movies including Comic, Trinity, Yesteryear and Cross Process.
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