Has it been so long already? Adobe has bumped up versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements to 10, where they are consumer photo- and video-editing applications, respectively, targeting imaging enthusiasts. Individually, these programs will burn a Benjamin in your bank account, where that money will also net you the companion Elements Organizer asset-management utility.
It does seem as though these updates will focus on boosting creative control, augmenting the applications’ artistic capabilities, while opening up additional searching and sharing depth and power to the Organizer. Incidentally, this is the 10th anniversary of Photoshop Elements, now how about that? You will get new guided edit routines, new smartbrush effects and filters, the ability to create text on a path, and new crop guides.
As for Premiere Elements, it will carry additional features such as a Pan & Zoom tool, new color-correction and -enhancement features, and the abilities to upload videos to YouTube and Facebook, share movies in AVCHD format, and save HD video to DVD. Those who want to subscribe to an online service known as Elements 10 Plus can do so for $50 annually – that’s not too much to ask, is it? It will offer 20GB of storage space on Adobe’s servers, making sure your work is covered by an automatic online backup.