Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 7 and Premier Elements 7 in a Bundle

Abobe announces the latest versions of these impressive applications for photography and video work.
I’ve been developing a great respect for Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 as a photo editor without all the other stuff as I teach a group of keen photographers at a local community center. Likewise Premier Elements brings together all the core ingredients in an easy to use package.

So the announcement of a new bundle comprising version 7 of each program is great news.

The new Scene Cleaner, based on Adobe’s innovative Photomerge® technology, creates the ideal photo by letting users simply brush away unwanted subjects, such as tourists in a vacation shot who may be impacting the photo.  The new Smart Brush helps users apply incredible effects to a specific area of a photo with a single stroke, making it a snap to improve lighting, add rich textures and more. Common editing tasks, such as whitening teeth or brightening blue skies, are a breeze to fix with the one-step Quick Fix tools. Also, a new selection of Online Albums, based on Adobe Flash®, offers users a richer interactive experience.

Premiere Elements 7 intelligently analyses each movie clip (including those in the newly-supported AVCHD format) for quality, number of faces, sound and more. It then applies Smart Tags so users can quickly find the best clips in seconds. InstantMovie creates professional-looking movies with a simple drag and drop of a theme onto a series of video clips. It adds a package of music, titles and transitions based on a theme such as birthday, wedding or extreme sports.

With new Videomerge, users can exercise their imagination by creating videos that make it appear as if they’re performing on stage at a concert, standing in front of a popular tourist attraction or walking on the moon. Videomerge allows users to easily create a “green screen” effect and automatically place themselves within the scene, without requiring any prior video editing skills or knowledge.

Users can display their finished movies on high-quality DVD or high-definition Blu-ray Disc, on any screen from a mobile phone to an HD flat screen TV, or upload directly to YouTube from within Premiere Elements.

New Membership Inspires Users to Get Creative and Stay Connected (US Availability Only)

Users can push their creativity even further with
membership, offered in two levels, Basic1 and Plus2. For those who want
fresh, creative project ideas delivered straight to the desktop, the
option to purchase an annual Plus membership guarantees
inspiration will come on a regular basis in the form of new tutorials,
seasonal artwork, themed templates and more. In addition,
Plus membership provides 20GB of storage – enough for 15,000 photos,
four hours of DVD-quality videos or a combination of both. Online
back-up keeps memories safe from computer failure or natural disaster,
with access from anywhere, via a personal account linked to the
software. Basic membership can be experienced for free,
providing 5GB of storage, access to photos and videos virtually
anywhere and online photo sharing in a fun interactive environment. members also will be able to upload photos directly from
a mobile phone. The addition of Mobile beta, a rich Adobe
Flash® based mobile application, offers camera phone users the easiest
way to upload, share and access photos using their
account. Mobile runs in the background and allows
consumers to take photos, send messages and run other applications
while pictures are being uploaded to their account. To
learn more about Mobile and for a list of supported
phones, visit

More information about membership can be found at:

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for Windows will be available from October 2008. Consumers can pre-order the products at  Photoshop Elements 7 & Premiere Elements 7 bundle will be available for AU$235.00. The products also will be available separately for AU$159.00.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for Windows
will be available in local retail outlets such as Best Buy, Circuit
City, Costco (Photoshop Elements 7 only), Office Depot, Office Max and
Staples in October 2008. Consumers can pre-order the products at
and . Photoshop Elements 7 & Premiere Elements 7 bundle will be
available for US$149.99. The products also will be available separately
for US$99.99. Plus membership will be available for purchase from
within the products for US$49.99 and Basic membership can be
experienced for free. Information about other language versions, as
well as pricing, upgrade and support policies for other countries is
available at
. membership is available in the U.S. only.

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