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Adobe has announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11, newly designed versions of its consumer photo- and video-editing software.
Photoshop Elements 11 offers a solution for editing, organizing and sharing photo creations, while Premiere Elements 11 lets you create home movies. Available as stand-alone products, they can also be purchased together. Both solutions are available for Mac OS X and Windows.
According to Lea Hickman, vice president products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe: Photoshop Elements 11 offers:
° A completely refreshed, user-friendly interface featuring the same engine as Adobe Photoshop, with Quick, Guided and Expert editing modes; one-click options; a helpful Action bar; and big, bold icons;
° The ability to organize photos based on people, places (via Google maps geo-tagging) or events easily and intuitively;
° New Guided Edits make pro-level effects like tilt-shift, vignettes and high and low-key easy to create;
° New filters, including Comic, Graphic Novel and Pen & Ink;
° The ability to extract objects from different photos;
° The ability to share photos via email, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more.
Hickman says that Premiere Elements 11 boasts:
° An improved user interface, including many of the same updates found in Photoshop Elements 11;
° The ability to add polish with a range of effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus, and professional-level effects and sound;
° The ability to give videos Hollywood movie styles with FilmLooks; you can apply slow and fast motion effects; dial-in colors with slider controls; effortlessly integrate blends for seamless transitions; and make adjustments with Quick Presets;
° The ability to show off finished creations with integrated video sharing on Vimeo.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 software is available now at www.adobe.com, and will soon be available at retail outlets such as Amazon.com, B and H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Costco, New Egg, Office Depot and Staples. The Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle is available now for a suggested retail price of US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of 119.99.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 are available individually for a suggested retail price of $99.99, with upgrade pricing of US$79.99. (Prices listed are the Adobe direct store prices in the U.S.; reseller prices may vary. Prices don't include tax or shipping and handling.)
Education pricing for students, faculty and staff in K-12 and higher education is available from Adobe Authorized Education Resellers and the Adobe Education Store. Visit www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/education for more information about education volume licensing for higher education and K-12 institutions.