Adobe Photoshop has always been the main photo editing application for professional photographers. Over the years Photoshop has become a household name for anytime someone need to edit a photo. With all of the great functions that Photoshop has it also has a hefty price tag. Although for professionals Photoshop is well worth it but for many of you who might be getting started in photography or working part time as a photography Abobe Photoshop Elements has always been a great light version of Photoshop for a fraction of the price.
Adobe has just announced the 10th version of Adobe Photoshop Elements and it looks like a great update. For only $99 it’s a great photo editing application and this version looks to have some nice new features. Here is a quick video from Adobe on Elements 10 (and also Premier 10 the video editing app they released as well). I’ll do a full review soon with a comparison of Photoshop so stay tuned.
More from Adobe’s official press release:
Powered by the same engine as Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for digital imaging, Photoshop Elements 10 utilises intelligent technology that makes it easy to give everyday photos a boost. Photoshop technology is brought to life through easy to follow steps for achieving stunning photo effects in an approachable way with new Guided Edits, which are very popular and successful. These include innovations such as creating a shallow depth of field or designing a fun layout of snapshots with Picture Stack, or even adding a dream-like diffused glow with the Orton effect.
New text functionality, which scrapbookers will especially love, allows users to add curving, flowing text to a photo that automatically follows the outline of a subject, custom path or shape. In addition, special crop guides now help users at any level easily achieve interesting, visually appealing compositions. Also, the Smart Brush lets users paint unique effects onto specific areas of photos and now features 30 new effects like Pencil Sketch and Oil Pastel.
Organise Like Never Before
With Photoshop Elements 10, users not only have access to fun editing and creation features, but also the ability to organise photos. Object Search automatically finds objects within photos, such as a landmark, flower or pet. The Elements Organiser can even automatically detect duplicate or near-duplicate photos so users can clean up and delete the photos they don’t need and quickly group similar collections of photos. Also, photo enthusiasts who shoot video can now upload their clips directly to Facebook or YouTube®.
Photoshop Elements 10 users can purchase Adobe’s integrated online service, Photoshop Elements Plus, which includes 20GB of storage for automatic online backup and sharing (up to 15,000 photos or four hours of DVD-quality video), as well as access to an extensive library of how-to’s, artwork and Online Album templates for sharing online.†
Sharing Made Seamless
Whether users are social networking or using sharing sites like Facebook, Flickr®, YouTube or Photoshop.com, Photoshop Elements 10 lets customers share their photos directly from within the Elements Organiser and view them from virtually anywhere on the go, offering a comprehensive set of sharing capabilities for today’s increasingly social and mobile worlds. For Facebook lovers, Photoshop Elements integrates users’ Facebook Friend Lists for easily tagging photos that can then be shared directly to Facebook.‡
On top of all these new features and capabilities, Photoshop Elements 10 enables developers to create tablet and mobile applications that interact with the software via the included API. This opens Photoshop Elements 10 to a new world where the fun and interactivity of touch devices and Photoshop Elements intersect.
If you use Elements 10 and would like to see some tutorials on this site let me know in the comments!
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