Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13

September 25, 2014

Adobe has released the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements. There are many users who feel they must have the full versions of Photoshop (or Premiere) if they are to complete image editing or video editing tasks. Those full versions are only available via subscriptions whereas the Elements products are purchased products. In terms of functionality, the Elements products have all but a very small number of features in the full products and they are perfect for more than 95% of users who feel they must have the full versions.

Unless you absolutely positively know that there is a necessary feature only in the full versions, save your bank account unneeded pain and get the Elements product(s)! Details on the new releases, along with links to purchase, are found in the press release below.

Adobe Unveils Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13

Get Amazing Results with Advanced Technology that Makes Photo and Video Editing Quick and Easy

Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 13 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 13, the latest versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software. Adobe serves up a fresh collection of easy-to-use editing tools and guided techniques to help consumers achieve the results they want. Also new this year, Elements Live: a dynamic channel within the software that’s designed to spark creativity and improve user skills.

“Our customers don’t always have the time or the know-how to get the results they desire,” said Shanmugh Natarajan, senior director, engineering, core technologies and products at Adobe. “In Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, we focused on developing tools that automate the process or guide customers through the steps to create the photos they’ll love and want to share.”

New Creative Features and Tools Inspired by Consumer Favorites

Adobe debuts features and tools based on the most popular consumer requests. Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

Photoshop Elements 13

  • Better Photo Mashups — Copying people or objects from one photo to another is a consumer favorite and is now as easy as copy and paste with new Photomerge Compose. Used in conjunction with the new Refine Selection Brush for precise selections and Adobe’s Match Color Tone that automatically blends lighting and shading, the final photo will look as if it had been taken that way.
  • Stand Out with an Innovative Facebook Page — Easily combine Facebook Cover and Profile photos with text and graphics to create an integrated layout that’s sure to get noticed.
  • Black and White Photos with Personality — Three new Guided Edits add flair to black and white photos with pops of color or fine-tuning for a more dramatic approach.

Premiere Elements 13

  • Minimize Time Spent Trimming Footage — Use Favorite Moments to mark the best parts of a clip, and then assemble them into a short movie ready for sharing.
  • Introduce a Little Hollywood Flare — Add video footage to movie titles with Video in Titles or apply a blur or other popular effects to specific areas of the frame with Effects Masking.

Extraordinary Results in One Click

Personalizing photos and videos is even easier.

Photoshop Elements 13

  • Fifty Stylish Ways to Customize Photos — Building on to the most popular enhancements in Expert mode, new Effects Variations offers four additional options per look for a total of 50 ways to tailor photos in a single click.
  • Crop Photos Like a Pro — Improve photos with Intelligent Crop Suggestions, a tool that analyzes faces, horizons and other photographic elements to recommend four different crops based on the rules of composition.

Adobe Premiere Elements 13

Premiere Elements 13

  • Steady Shaky Footage — The popularity of shooting video with hand-held smartphones and action cameras is at an all-time high but often results in shaky footage. With the enhanced Shake Stabilizer it’s easy to steady shaky video in seconds.

Elements Live Educates and Inspires

Regularly updated to deliver fresh content, the Elements Live portal serves up tips, tricks and inspiration from within the application. From how to get started to inspiration and tutorials on more complicated techniques, Elements Live is sure to excite with all the creative possibilities.

Creative Storytelling in Fewer Steps

Build engaging narratives with imaginative slideshows and videos, then share finished creations directly to social media or generate a private album for only the people that matter most.
Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13

Premiere Elements 13

  • Produce a Perfect Tale in Minutes — Themes based on various occasions, such as Wedding and Birthdays, walk users through the process of building a compelling video. Video Story automatically assembles the clips, adds transitions and music based on the chosen theme for a polished finished piece.
  • Transform Humdrum Into Something Special — From within the Elements Organizer, add photos and videos into a themed slideshow complete with transitions and automated music, or choose an MP3 from a personal collection. Slideshow will sync the pace based on the beat of the selected song.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13 (Mac and Windows) are immediately available for purchase for US$99.99 via www.adobe.com and retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Staples, Office Depot and Campus Bookstores. Upgrade pricing is also available for US$79.99. The Photoshop Elements 13 & Premiere Elements 13 bundle is available for US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of US$119.99.

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