San Jose, Calif. - Adobe Systems introduced today the Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 bundled suite of photo- and video-editing tools for Windows and Mac users.
The next-generation versions of Adobe's top-selling consumer photo- and video-editing programs are also available as separate SKUs.
They are currently available online directly through the Adobe website or soon through leading photo and video imaging software retailers.
"The Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle brings together all the functionality people need to easily create, perfect and share both photo and video memories," said Winston Hendrickson, Adobe digital imaging products VP. "The new features expand the creative possibilities with photos and videos. And now, more than ever, people who capture photos are experimenting with video, so we're offering new tools and technology that bring video editing to photographers in a way that is natural and easy for them."
Photoshop Elements 10 features enhanced content-intelligent tools using the same engine as the professionally focused Adobe Photoshop software.
New guided edits, including Depth of Field and Picture Stack, provide step-by-step guidance in photo creation. The program also enables tagging photos based on Facebook Friends lists.
Other features include the ability to add text that automatically follows the outline of a subject or a custom path and crop guides for the best compositions. Thirty new Smart Brush effects have also been added.
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 now includes support for Windows 7 64-ibt systems and has been improved for simplicity of use with the addition of one-click tools to quickly correct and enhance images for visual clarity and improved color throughout the movie. Also added is a new InstantMovie themes function that intelligently builds movies in seconds.
Enhanced pan and zoom functions with automated options have also been included.
A media organizer unites the work of the two tools with the ability to easily organize and manage files using a new Object Search function that helps to locate images based on what is in them. Users need only draw a box around an object -- from a landmark to a pet -- to find other photos and videos including it.
Another function enables quickly finding duplicate photos to reduce clutter.
Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 users can also purchase Adobe's integrated online services 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 guides, artwork, templates, movie themes and effects.
For mobile applications, Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 let users share creations directly from within the Elements Organizer and view them via social networking apps.
Photoshop Elements 10 also enables developers to create tablet and mobile applications that interact with the software via the included API, opening the possibilities for interactivity between touch devices and Photoshop Elements.
The Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle is available now for a $150 suggested retail. New upgrade pricing allows past Photoshop Elements and Premiere Element bundle users of any version of the Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements bundle to purchase the upgrade for $120. A subscription to Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Plus is available in the U.S. from within the product for $50 a year.
Purchased separately, Adobe Premiere Elements 10 or Photoshop Elements 10 for Windows and Mac have suggested retails of $100 each. Those wishing to upgrade can purchase either program for $80.