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Adobe Packs More Into Photoshop Elements

Techstination feature for Friday, September 5, 2008

Adobe packs more into Photoshop Elements. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. The leading maker of digital imaging software is out with version 7 of Photoshop Elements....and a new version of Adobe Premiere Elements for video as well. Jim Mohan, director of hobbyist solutions at Adobe, says among the new features..

"Some of the new ones in Photoshop Elements are the ability to do what we call scene cleaner, which takes several photos of any scene and lets you easily get rid of passing tourists or passing people that you don't want in a scene so you have a nice, clean picturesque scene of whatever you've taken. Another new tool is some tools to help make teeth whiter, to make skies bluer, touch up those areas of a photo that you want to touch up without changing the entire picture. It really brings a lot of the Photoshop capability down to the level of regular consumers. And on the Premiere Elements side, we've also got a lot more ease of use and a lot of cool special effects including the ability with just one touch to do a green screen effect to make it look like you're in different place or your kid is dancing on the moon or something."

The programs sell for 99 dollars each...or 150 bundled together. Also new is the upcoming launch of Adobe's service...that will give basic free members 5 gigabytes of online storage for photos and videos. Plus members get more storage for 50 dollars a year. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.

(Note:  Adobe has revised the free online storage to 2 gigabytes.)