updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon September 24, 2007
New Adobe Elements apps
Adobe has released new Windows editions of its Photoshop and Premiere Elements packages, saying that Mac versions should debut in early 2008. The focal point of Photoshop Elements 6 is Adobe's Photomerge technology, which allows users to combine faces and bodies from different images to improve group photos. The software also introduces a new Quick Selection Tool, and a Guided Edit mode which suggests means of improving a photo. Lastly, Photoshop CS3's black-and-white converstion tool makes an appearance, and the interface as a whole has been enhanced with more tabs and a streamlined Organizer.
Premiere Elements 4 borrows Photoshop Elements' Organizer, but is further enhanced by a new Audio Mixer that can control the volume of different channels. Also key is the Sharing Center, which is a centralized means of converting and uploading videos for formats such as iPhone, Blu-Ray, and YouTube. The new editions of Premiere and Photoshop Elements are on sale now for $100 each, or $150 as a bundle.