Early this morning Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced new versions of its Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements software. The new versions, designated Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 11, are part of Adobe’s well-known Photoshop family of products. They are available for downloading now at www.adobe.com and according to the company’s press release “will soon be available at retail outlets such as Amazon.com, B and H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Costco, New Egg, Office Depot and Staples.” They are available for both Windows and Macintosh computers.
Photoshop Elements is for “editing, organizing and sharing” photos while Premier Elements is designed for editing video.
For Photoshop Elements, Adobe is touting its new interface, Google geo-tagging which allows photos to be organized by places or people, new filters and easy photo sharing.
For Premier Elements, Adobe’s main selling points also include a new interface plus a “wide range of great-looking effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus and professional-level effects and sound” and FilmLooks which allows for a more Hollywood-type look.
Both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are consumer versions of Adobe’s professional software line.